The Sins Of The Homophobe…

The Sins Of The Homophobe…

So my flatmate just told me the unfortunate story of a comedian from Ivory Coast, who goes by the stage name Observateur ébène.

This guy had apparently been hustling in Côte d’Ivoire for many years, making vine videos on Facebook, comedy kits on Instagram, and all that jazz, trying so hard to make it. About a month ago, one of his comedy videos went viral and created a lot of buzz on the social media. He finally got the opportunity he had been looking for! He was watched on one of the television channels in France and the French liked his comedy. The TV channel invited him over to France to sign a contract to start a comedy TV program with them. This is someone who had never stepped foot outside Abidjan. It was a dream come true for him. All this was happening so fast and people were happy for him; the young talented comedian who makes funny vine videos. You know that kind of joy people shared for the former Agege bread seller turned model in Nigeria? Yes, that kind of joy.

Anyway, he had already signed the business contract and was about to shoot his first TV show, when last week, a video he made in 2012 surfaced. The identity of the person who dug it up is unknown. But, apparently, in 2012, he made a video where he condemned homosexual people. He called them all sorts of names and said they are less than animals, that he is a proud African and can never accept gays. This video wasn’t a comedy skit. In the video, he was a man voicing his very homophobic opinion.

The video got to the management board of the French TV channel that employed him. Before you can say ‘proud African’, people had already started petitioning the network (trust white people with reports and complaints), saying that they don’t want to see an African homophobe on their television. After so much noise and wahala, Observateur ébène’s contract was cancelled and now they are sending him back to Ivory Coast.

If someone had told him that what he said in 2012 would come back at him this way, I don’t suppose he would have believed it. You can thrive as a homophobe in Africa, but don’t ever dream of crossing over to Europe or America and expect to be tolerated with it. Especially in the entertainment industry where gays rule!

Written by Garrison

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26 Comments

  1. Theo
    April 15, 06:56 Reply

    Karma isn’t a bitch anymore ……Karma is now BAE….???? It didn’t just bite him in the ass, it rimmed the hell outta his stinking ass????

  2. Mandy
    April 15, 07:15 Reply

    The sins of the father may live with the sons, but that of the homophobe dey chase am bumper to bumper.

  3. ambivalentone
    April 15, 07:25 Reply

    You know that feeling of contentment u have after goood sex? Langourious, no? Yup. I just had that feeling reading this. #bliss

  4. Khaleesi
    April 15, 07:27 Reply

    This left me feeling warm and fuzzy all over … Karma waited till the homophobic worm thought he’d made it in life then bent him over and screwed his bigot ass hard without lubricant and using a 12inch cock…
    Africans must be taught (harshly if need be), that the homophobia and intolerance which seems such a part of normal everyday life here is actually nauseating & unacceptable in certain parts.
    Nice one!!

  5. Delle
    April 15, 08:49 Reply

    Haha ewoo!!! See me dancing in unquenchable excitement. Karma is on a prowl…one down…

  6. Terra
    April 15, 09:35 Reply

    I know this is terribly spiteful, but this article has made my freaking day!!!! ?

  7. Masked Man
    April 15, 09:36 Reply

    Karma is as basic as gravity.

    Proudly African indeed.

  8. •*•sugarrrr*•*
    April 15, 09:46 Reply

    Hahahahahahahaha perfectly perfect. Idiot. back to his crapy world of envy and condemnation… He’s gon wish for once he’s a gay…

  9. Richard Moore
    April 15, 11:29 Reply

    mmm…
    Oh yeah…
    Oh my God…
    mmm…
    ah yes…

    Garrison, see what this article is doing to me???

  10. Dickson Clement
    April 15, 12:41 Reply

    Hope he has packed his ghana-must-go, it will be a long flight back to ikot-ekpene, sorry Ivory coast!

  11. iamcoy
    April 15, 16:43 Reply

    I can imagine him saying amidst tears ‘but but it was a joke na, oya let me suck your d##k to prove to you m a patron….’

  12. Tobby
    April 15, 17:57 Reply

    I feel a bit bad for him, but LOL!

  13. Geeluv
    April 15, 19:33 Reply

    And that was how he puts an end to all the hustling…. Thanks to the God of Homosexuals…. *dancing*

  14. KingBey
    April 16, 12:59 Reply

    I hope all the present day Homophobes learn. Live and let live.

  15. Uziel
    April 16, 19:32 Reply

    I really liked the writing. A lot. Kinda like how the writer sprung the homophobic video later after making me feel pity for him… Awww

  16. Reed
    April 17, 22:22 Reply

    If that’s the dude in the post pic, he doesn’t look hetero to me. *dunno just thinking out loud* He shld try and enjoy he’s trip back home.

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