Daddy Freeze, radio presenter, has slammed Chimamanda Adichie, award-winning author, for saying she was “upset” that Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio starts with “wife”.
The on-air-personality said he is torn between anger and respect, as he was once a huge fan of Adichie’s literary work.
Adichie sparked controversy for making the statement while speaking at the PEN World Voices Festival on Sunday.
The ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ writer has been criticised for taking feminism too far.
Reacting, Freeze said Adichie is biting more than she can chew.
The open letter addressed Adichie on Tuesday reads:
“Dear Chimamanda, I used to be a huge fan until I read your interview with Hillary Clinton.
Now I’m somewhere in the vesica pisces, torn between the enormous respect I had for the quality of your work and anger for what you are beginning to brandish.
Let me set the record straight, I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton, so I’m not jumping in as her guardian angel. As a matter of fact, I completely disagree with most of the decisions she took while in office.
Besides this however, woman to woman, what Hillary has achieved, in my opinion, you NEVER CAN, ‘no be beans’, so you suggesting how she should be addressed is what we Yorubas call ‘Iwosi’.
Even Obama refers to himself as a dad first, husband second, so what’s your point exactly? Why can’t Hillary be addressed as wife first, if she so chooses?
Could your utterances be stemming from inadequacies you need to attend to? You might consider investigating this.
Now, let me warn you, there are no dividing forces greater than color, race, gender and tribe. These factors continue to ensure humanity remains segregated. This table you are shaking has vast consequences even you didn’t bargain for.
People have been over the last two years, urging me to preach about Jesus being black and I never have, do you know why? Because I DONT CARE ABOUT HIS COLOR, it’s irrelevant, I care about HIS MESSAGE!
In the same vein, I follow you simple because of your message, NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR GENDER OR COLOR OR TRIBE. So kindly keep the focus on the message, which in my opinion is excellent.
Don’t mar it by demarcating yourself into a ‘gender’, unless of course you are employing this as a marketing tool, which, please be warned, has its own repercussions!”
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