Toyin Abraham, Nollywood actress and movie producer, has come under intense criticism on Twitter for promoting her new film despite the widespread protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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In the heat of the nationwide EndSARS protests on Friday, the filmmaker had taken to her Twitter page to announce that ‘Fate of Alakada’, her new movie, is showing in cinemas.

The tweet, however, did not go down well with some Nigerians on the microblogging platforms as several backlashes were thrown at the actress for advertising her movie at a time when citizens are protesting against police extortion and brutality.

Some users described Abraham as being “insensitive” and “inconsiderate” about the welfare of those she is marketing the movie to.

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The 34-year-old actress also came hard on her critics.

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Shortly after, the actress tendered an apology, explaining that she has being actively involved in the #EndSARS campaign.

“I apologize to everyone who may have viewed my post, promoting my new film, Fate of Alakada, as insensitive and inconsiderate. Truly, the campaign against police brutality is a crucial one, requiring all hands, including mine, on deck,” the tweet read.

“Kindly forgive me but it is important I mention that long before today I have been active in the #EndSARS campaign. I have never failed to lend my voice to the fight for a better life for our youths in particular, and Nigerians in general.

“It is easy to blame this error on my social media handler but I gladly bear the brunt for it. I allowed the excitement of promoting my movie to override my responsibility to you, but now I stand corrected and stand with you to speak out against this menace”.

Her apology, however, did little to calm frayed nerves as users vented their chagrin at the movie star.



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