Popular On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, has again ignited a discourse following celebrated writer, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s take on chivalry and feminism. Daddy Freeze has again come for award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie. Freeze who has always had issues with Adichie and her ideology of feminism, while reacting to a tweet, dragged the Purple Hibiscus writer into the mix.
A Twitter user had taken to the platform to share her experience she had interviewed. According to the young lady, during the interview, the young man had commented on how nice she smelled, causing her to tell him that was rude. Reacting to the tweet, Freeze said the young lady is a just a twisted Chimamanda, suggesting that feminism caused her to react that way.
This tweet has caused alot of reactions from people on social media. That is why it has been a trending topic on Twitter.
Check out some of the reactions:
Somebody should tell that nonsense Nigerian HR @taiwo__y that an interview is not a judgement day. It is a conversation. Just because you're in a position to interview someone does not make you a god over the person. It could be you someday. Only bitter people hate compliments
— #NigeriaDecidesRigged👎 (@iamJimmyGentle) March 12, 2019
See how Taiwo the Nigerian HR locked up her Account, Kehinde too lock account, their business account, Locked.
They must run a security company.
— CHISOM (@_PLICE) March 12, 2019
There are too many Taiwo like HR in Nigeria. We just exported them. She reminds me of one I had a run-in with last year and it's ever green in my head.
— The Service Culture Guru (@PrisciliaAmadi) March 12, 2019
This Taiwo issue reminded me of when I got a job, and at the training school the HR lady told us if we see her outside and try to famz her she will just disgrace us as if we've never met before Nigerian HR
— Tosin Taylor (@Oluwatosyn9) March 12, 2019
The female Nigerian HR are the ones that make it women in leadership look bad . Small amount of power and they are like .. pic.twitter.com/p3G3IKarEX
— Arthur (@Awesome_Arthur) March 12, 2019
What do you think of the situation? Was the Female HR right or wrong?
Meanwhile, Recall that the Daddy Freeze generated mixed reactions after he wrote an open letter to Chimamanda following her recent comments on chivalry. He downplayed her feminist ideologies, stating that the female gender had the innate belief that men must bear the greater weight of a physical burden.
Freeze backed his allegation by citing an incident he witnessed some days ago. He said, “Dear Chimamanda, yesterday, while driving home from our online church service held on the radio, I saw a broken down ‘Danfo’ bus. All the women remained in the bus, while the men assisted the conductor in pushing the bus, as the driver tried his best to jump-start it.”
Freeze, however, said wisdom was important when tampering with the innate characteristics of both genders, to avoid stirring up unwanted consequences. “The other day you spoke of chivalry in a cute way, although your understanding of the word seemed questionable, your motives were nonetheless benign,” he said.
In an interview with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Tonight, Chinmamanda had said, “I think gestures like holding the door shouldn’t be gendered. I think it’s lovely to hold the door but we should hold the door for everyone like I hold the door for everyone both men and women. So, I think the idea of holding the door for a woman because she’s a woman. I have a problem with it.”
She stressed that her issue with chivalry was how people made women look weak and in need of protection, adding that women and children were not meant to be classified in the same group. However, Freeze’s position sparked mixed reactions amongst the male and female folk in Nigeria. While a number of women on several blogs and social media are undecided on his view, the males are.
While one of the commentators cautioned Chimamanda on what he saw as extreme feminism, another said, “I can never understand why everyone seems to misunderstand Chimamanda. Listen to what she said! “She says that she herself likes the idea of chivalry and likes it when men open the door for her; but she hopes they are opening the door not because they think she’s weak but because they are polite and ultimately we should all be opening door for one another, regardless of gender.”
For Ibitox, Chimamanda has a lot to learn from Freeze’s views. He said, “I must give you kudos for this brilliant and well articulated write-up. I hope and pray the lady in question gets to see this and probably meet you for some good lectures about humanity in general.”
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