By Oluchukwu Nwauzor
Recently, the social media space was on pins and needles following some unguarded behaviour of a Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Alade Brown aka Akuapem Poloo who shared unclad picture of herself on her Instagram page to celebrate her who marked his seventh birthday.
The actress came under fire having posted a nude photo of herself and her son as part of the birthday. Justifying the idea behind the nudity, she wrote: “I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don’t pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life. Happy birthday to you @sonof_poloo.”
The backlash that trailed the post made her delete the picture, but viewers already grabbed screenshots of the post before it was eventually deleted.
In the photograph, the actress was pictured squatting and facing her son who himself had only his underpants. Both of them were holding hands and gazing at each other somewhat affectionately. Many online users describe the photo as ‘inappropriate’.
Nollywood actress Anita Joseph was one of those that condemned the act as she wrote on her IG page “Once a child is more than 2years he or she shouldn’t see you naked!” On the other hand, the Child Rights International, a child rights organization, petitioned the Ghanaian Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to look into the matter.
In a statement, that was made available to the public, they wrote: “As a child rights organisation, we deem this act as a violation of the Welfare Principle of the Children’s Act and abuse of the child’s rights to privacy and dignity. We wish to notify your esteemed office to investigate the taking of the said images and its circulation.
The Ghanaian actress after being scrutinised has released another video apologising for her misconduct. She said, “As an artiste, whatever I post is an artistic impression. I’m not trying to put porn on my page or playing porn with him. I am so sorry if I hurt anyone with my post this morning. I also want you to know that it was not made with a bad intention.
What I was saying was that no matter how naked you see your parent, don’t run away from them, get close to them and cloth them.” Internet has made the world a global village, hence experts advise that people should only post contents they would not be ashamed of when people see it.