Wait a minute! Do you support gay rights in Ghana? Whatever it is, issues relating to gay and lesbianism are very dicey to discuss.
Many people have a way of getting their messages across without necessarily saying whether they are against gay rights or for it. But actress Jasmine Baroundi has come out publicly to speak on it.
The Peep star in an interview with African Drum TV said people who are practicing Gayism and Lesbianism should be left alone and not condemned.
“My take on it. When I was younger, obviously we were told that gay relationship is wrong, it’s not right … but I‘m still reading a lot and I realized that some people are actually born with those genes in them. Because you can see a guy who is day and he is so feminine. He can’t help it. I realize it’s in them and there’s nothing you can do but accept it. If a guy and a guy want to marry, fine,” she said.
Despite her endorsement of the act considered illegal in Ghana, Jasmine was of the view that, some unscrupulous people are taking the act too far. According to her, some people practicing the act have “lost the concept of gay and lesbianism” and are “doing it for fun”.
“Now, I think that, some of the people are taking it too far. They have lost the concept of gay and lesbianism, they are just doing it for fun, I really don’t know why. But those who are, like I said were born with it, they can’t help it and what are you gonna [going] to do? Are you going to kill all gay people? Are you gonna to ostracize them? What are you gonna do? Nothing! You just have to accept them,” she advised.
“Once they are doing what they have to do in the society, they are not going it on me. I do have friends who are gays and lesbians; I know their partners and they are cool and they don’t bring it on me … maybe some of them, the way they grew up, maybe the kind of information they grew up with made them to be that way. There’s no problem with it.”
She said as a liberal person, she will not criticize gays and lesbians.
“Like I said, I’m very liberal. I’m very open minded. I have seen a lot, I know a lot and I read a lot. I’m not gonna sit here and criticize no gay and lesbian people… Two guys gonna to get married and so what? Some guys are genuinely not attracted to girls, no matter what you do. A girl can get naked in front of a guy and the guy will not respond. What are you going to do to him? You can’t force him to get married to a woman if he’s attracted to another man and they are happy. They are making their own money, what’s your own? It shouldn’t bother you. I hope they are doing it for the right reasons and not just having fun.”