Eniola Badmus, the popular Nigerian actress, has revealed why she responds to the many people who constantly cheat on her online because of her size.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, the actress said: “It’s not all I can talk about, but sometimes, some things affect me. I have developed tough skin over time, but I am also human. When things get overwhelming, I have to express myself and pour out my thoughts.
“Everyone has a threshold on different issues. The way people do body shaming is hilarious. I did not enter the industry as a skinny girl. I’ve always been a chubby girl. It is now when I am clipping when the comments come.
“I know I haven’t seen the end of this and I can’t control people’s opinions. However, I think it is important to warn the “shameful” of the body. The pressure these things come with is too much and could lead to depression. I tell people that I can never be depressed, no matter how much they bother me. I prefer to put my energy into the party. But some people can’t handle it.
“For example, the only reason bloggers pick up on your story is when they realize a fan slandered you or made rude comments and you responded. Some people then go to the comment section to laugh. They feed off that negativity. Families and society must also be more considerate because they are also guilty.
“Some members of the family play with him by calling one ‘orobo (fat).’ I just tell people to leave me alone. Some of the responses I gave to hateful comments about my weight were not because they drove me to the point of suicide. It was just to shut up toxic people. People on social media feel they have the right to speak to one in certain ways. You need to see the volume of messages I receive each time. “
Speaking about what she has gained from being in the public eye, the actress said: “Some of the things that I have enjoyed being a public figure include the fame and accolades that go along with it. Not to mention the opportunities, the followers, and the admiration of well-meaning people.
“Sometimes I even get free stuff. I didn’t know she would be popular while aspiring to be an actress and filmmaker. Nor did I anticipate stress. I immersed myself in acting because it was my passion but I didn’t know that I would end up having sleepless nights or having countless commitments ”.