Speaking about Dayo Amusa’s latest movie Pathetic, veteran Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola shared some wise words about people involved in abusive relationships.
She also said being a celebrity doesn’t stop an abusive man from treating women badly or hitting them explaining further that any mam who hits women has serious issues.
“It happens to women, period! It can be because of your riches, it can be because of anything else but the man behaved the way he behaved not because she was a celebrity but because he had issues with himself that he needed to deal with. A man that beats a woman has issues, a man that can kill obviously have issues. So, it doesn’t matter if she was a celebrity or not, his instinct would have still come out and would have shown. He would have beaten any woman that he married because that is the sort of person that he is.”
The 93 Days actor further said an abuser does not know celebrity or no celebrity. “It’s not just being a celebrity but her being a celebrity didn’t make it easy on the marriage in that sense. The way you can look at it from a celebrity standpoint is because everybody knows you because of your profession.
Doctors are not known because of their medium but the medium for our work is television and television is something everyone has in their homes. So, because of that, we are known and things that happen to us get more attention than what happens to normal people. An abuse does not know celebrity or no-celebrity. It’s just whoever it is that has abuse physical or are being abused physically.”
She also said she has never experienced such level of abuse before. “It’s not something that has happened to me personally before because I have not been married before. I am single.”