Nigerian actor, Beverly Osu recently posted a controversial picture on Instagram that has thrown the streets of twitter in chaos.
In a recent photo shoot for the cover of Taylor live magazine, Beverly Osu posed in an almost nude nun attire while holding a rosary and smoking a cigarette. A bunch of Nigerians have made it their duty to drag her for filth on twitter and in her comment section.
Some people were of the mind set that the picture was a taboo and slap in the face to the nuns and the catholic community in general. However other people felt it was commendable work of art and deserved kudos.
Thank you. I wish all these people criticising #BeverlyOsu would see the message behind the Art. This is pure art and there’s a message in there and religion will not allow some people understand this. And, this is also a publicity strategy and I see nothing wrong. 😘😍 https://t.co/KlqBUl37OL
— Jennie Aliu Kadiri Tioluwani (@Jenilunefo) September 12, 2018
Whether #BeverlyOsu is right or wrong with her photoshoot. Please, let God fight his battle Himself
— Chukwunonso Kingest 👤 (@IamKingest) September 12, 2018
Y’all calling what #beverlyosu did a message or a beautiful artistic work. It’s beautiful but the message is wrong, it depicts nothing on catholicism or Christianity.
My God, has she seen nuns?
Does she know how pained a nun would be for shaming her profession and life?
— Angella (@_Angelidipine_) September 11, 2018
Double standards. When Muslims said we weren’t cool with Falz’s video with girls dancing nonsense in hijab(a symbol of faith for Muslims), all of you said it’s creativity and asked us to die. So #BeverlyOsu rocking a nun attire in creativity’s name is a stain now?
— The Queen Khaffy (@kaffytita) September 11, 2018
Even contoversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has also let out his opinion on the matter and defending the post.
Here is what he said;
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I don’t understand the problem people have with this @beverly_osu post….. – No be cloth she wear? No be tailor sew am? – Was this attire invented by Jesus and his disciples or by religion? – If it was invented by Jesus, then I have a huge problem with it. – However, if it was invented by religion then I don’t understand what the fuss is….. Maybe someone should educate me. – By the way, I know a lot of nuns and priests who smoke.
In another of his post, Daddy Freeze made a video showing the Catholic Pope drinking a huge glass of beer at a party. He also re-emphasizing that there was absolutely nothing wrong with what Beverly did, ” you can’t be more catholic than the pope” he said.
here is the video:
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Whoever tuned our moral compass in this country did a terrible job. – This Beverly Osu picture really got me thinking. – We are so visual in this part of the world that we seem to worry more about the branding and image of Christianity than its essence. – Nigeria, recalibrate your moral compass! If you think a pastor in the poverty capital of the world owning a private jet is morally right, while Beverly Osu smoking a cigarette with a rosary in her hand is wrong then you have a huuuuge problem. – Watch my full video as I address this on my YouTube page: YouTube.com/daddyfreezeteaches
The Ex Big brother Africa Star responded after the backlash from Nigerians stating that the said picture was not meant as an insult to nuns or priest as she is also a practicing catholic. The picture was intended as a mere artwork and people should stop viewing things with the eye of religion.
Mere work of art?
PRAYER for the 00,000 of innocent victims that are rapped and abused?
A movie cover?
To tell the world, that catholic leaders teach/preach smoking is not a sin?
Where is the message of this your beautiful artistic picture?#beverlysays #beverlyOsu pic.twitter.com/FEG8tVJNA0
— Ogbeni (@meltos_et) September 12, 2018