Broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah has apologised to the LGBT community in Ghana following her news report on unemployment with minors in Labadi.
Her report which focused on unemployment in Ghana among the LGBT community backfired immediately it hit the internet.
The LGBT Rights Ghana Twitter account described the news report as ‘shameful, preying on the ignorance and vulnerability of these young Queer boys to stay relevant and reflects poorly on her and her constant effort to paint black and insight hate for the LGBTQ community here in Ghana.’
This interview by @thenanaaba is simply shameful, preying on the ignorance and vulnerability of these young Queer boys to stay relevant. It reflects poorly on her and her constant effort to paint black and insight hate for the LGBTQ community here in Ghana. @GHOneTV pic.twitter.com/R9h33cjewo
— LGBT+ Rights Ghana (@LGBTRightsGhana) April 2, 2019
They later condemned Nana Aba’s work but got blocked by the outspoken broadcaster.
We strongly condemn @thenanaaba @GHOneTV for that awful interview she conducted. We believe she had an agenda to incite the general public and promote hate towards LGBTQ, choosing these vulnerable once to subject the LGBTQ community to disrepute.https://t.co/fKlSkK5D1z pic.twitter.com/YduQz7Gc3D
— LGBT+ Rights Ghana (@LGBTRightsGhana) April 3, 2019
GH One TV pulled down the report from all their online channels but issued no statement to back their decision.
However, Nana Aba Anamoah saw the damage she has caused, and issued an apology on Twitter saying: “I am still learning about matters of sexuality and opening myself up to conversations that have been taboo in our society.”