Ijeoma Otabor, also known as Phyna, a previous winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, has offered a sincere apology to the public for her offensive remark on abortion.
Following her recent comment that “There’s no woman that can say she hasn’t done abortion once or twice,” Phyna faced heavy backlash from internet users, including fellow celebrities, who criticized her statement.
However, in a statement posted on her social media, the reality star clarified that she was misunderstood by the public and expressed regret for her words.
“Good day to all and sundry, I am Josephina Otabor a.k.a Phyna and I write this statement to address the issues concerning my interview about a very sensitive topic and I inaccurately suggested “all” women have engaged in it.
“Firstly, I will like to address the fact that in as much as I was misunderstood, I didn’t mean to project it on every female gender. I will never encourage abortion.
“I admit that I was being too expressive in the heat of the interview hence my assertions. I will reiterate that abortion is not a thing I stand for and I should not be seen in that light and I admit to all mistakes made.
“I want to use this medium to thank my fans, family and friends for their constant love and support, I don’t intend to let you down.Thank you, Phyna.”