The now-viral footage of some Islamic clerics praying for Bobrisky, the self-acclaimed Nigerian transgender, has provoked a chorus of condemnation on social media.
On Sunday, the crossdresser, born Idris Okuneye, unveiled his multi-million naira mansion in Lagos.
Some Islamic clerics had graced the housewarming ceremony and prayed for Bobrisky.
The presence of the clerics at Bobrisky’s housewarming has, however, continued to trigger a wave of backlash on social media platforms, especially on Twitter.
A huge segment of Twitter users tackled the clerics, arguing that “what they did” contradicts the Islamic tenets.
Laide Olabanji, the actor, described the clerics as “jobless guys” who he claimed are driven by “financial benefits.”
“Have said this several times, many jobless guys that call their self Alfas are just looking for what to eat, I called them alufaa, so sad you can imagine jus because of money you are sitting a prayer for a male that turned him self to a female,” he wrote on Instagram.
“The most problem we have in Nigeria now is religion, people worshiping money now not almighty God. It’s time for you now to whoship God almighty your creator before is too late, avoid all this cleric Alfas they are just looking for what to eat.”
“They should beat those Alfas who attended the house warming of Bobrisky. Why??? Because Islam frowns at LGBTQ. So, the Alfas obviously went for the money, they ignored Islamic doctrines,” a user wrote on Twitter.
“Bobrisky do house opening, like 7 Alfas sit down ground dey pray while he sat elegantly on a chair. Once again, Religion extremism is for the poor,” another user wrote.
Similarly, a user wrote: “Money can buy religion.. that being said.. Bobrisky is also a human being, who are we to judge?”
A user also queried: “I’m just here trying to figure out who they prayer for- Alfa/Hajia Idris Bobrisky? Are those women his family members? The hypocrisy of religion. One minute it’s blasphemy, but if you have money, they seat and pray for you?”
Here are what others had to say:
Religion leaders are forfeiting the words of God for the sake of money, how can Alfas and Chief Imam that a whole community is looking upto be attending Bobrisky house warming party? Is this not like endorsing cross dressing under Islam, this is so embarrassing to watch 💔
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 💥 (@Tee_Classiquem1) June 19, 2022Advertisement
I get irritated when I see images or videos of bobrisky.
What's all that rubbish about?
He is a psychiatric patient in reality, but is being worshipped on social media for a character we will never allow our kids or siblings show.Advertisement
Call me transphobic, I don't praise madness!
— Nkem 🕊️ (@Mr_pharmphresh) June 19, 2022
So those Alfas that went to pray at Bobrisky’s housewarming didn’t see anything wrong in what he’s doing cos he’s rich?
It’s not haram right? Ani olobuku ni gbogbo yin se
— HAROUN👑 (@maestro_harcom) June 19, 2022
4. Prayer session with Bobrisky on house opening
Wetin God go judge on the last day plenty
— JayNaija Blogger (@JaynaijaBlog) June 20, 2022
— Temitope (@thurpe_johnson) June 20, 2022
I see people dragging Bobrisky for inviting Islamic clerics to pray for the new house. I beg to ask: what is the difference between those clerics and the ones who tell you to vote bad leaders after they’ve been paid to mislead y’all? U take pap, I take tea, all na same hot water.
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) June 20, 2022
If oba of Lagos could seat on the ground why can't bobrisky do same. The alfas didn't mind because of the brown envelope that will escort them when they're done. The alfas came to secure the envelope
— The Bass Player (@OfficialAkoh) June 20, 2022
Bobrisky hosting Alfas .Has it gotten to this stage ?🥺 pic.twitter.com/BAr70AGCYB
— Teemar💄💅👸 (@TeemarsBeauty) June 20, 2022
So these set of Alfas were invited for Bobrisky's house warming.🤣🤣
So the Alfa will be like Alhaja wa Bobrisky Iya wa daada. 😂 Abi wetin now 🤷🤷 i no understand again ooo.
All because of money!
Lemme sha mind my business. pic.twitter.com/FaMCQbkuL2
— EMILOKAN OF 36'KiNNiuN𓃵 (@Fattylincornn) June 20, 2022
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