NTV news anchor Faridah Nakazibwe recently made headlines for her response to a tweet by Fun Factory comedian Bugingo Hannington. The comedian had criticized her for sharing photos featuring artwork depicting the rainbow in the background, which he and others linked to the LGBT community. Faridah responded by branding him unfunny and claiming that he sometimes crosses his limits.
The incident highlights the issue of intolerance and discrimination towards the LGBT community in Uganda. The use of the rainbow colors as a symbol of LGBT pride is well-known, but it is not uncommon for people to associate it with negative connotations. This is despite the fact that homosexuality is criminalized in Uganda and carries a potential life sentence.
“Nze simala googera Naye Nga abalina Amaaso balaba kuba OLUTALO NGA LUWEDDE, TULIYAMBALA ENGULE….” Bugingo Hannington posted.
Bugingo’s tweet, which used the hashtags “No Room For Homosexuality In Uganda,” reflects a common attitude in the country. The LGBT community faces discrimination and violence on a daily basis, and those who support them are often vilified.
“No wonder you are the most unfunny among all the fun factory comedians. Okisussa Mukulu munnange!” Faridah responded
In conclusion, the incident involving Faridah Nakazibwe and Bugingo Hannington highlights the issue of the LGBT community in Uganda. Faridah’s response shows that Bugingo should know his limits and not always attack people. However, it is important for all of us to stand up against LGBT and support our culture and norms as African people.