Kenyan Singer Esther Akothee popularly known as Akothee has broken silence over the distorted photo of Bahati and his family members.k
Recently, Bahati spiced the social media with a cute photo of his family, as he commemorated Majesty’s birthday. The celebration however took unforeseen twist after a social media distorted the photo of inserted the images of some Kenyan celebrating.
The editor placed Kenyan professional football player Victor Wanyama next to Morgan Bahati, dancehall artist KRG the Don next to Heaven Bahati and filmmaker Abel Mutua next Bahati’s youngest son Majesty. The editor tried to raise speculation that the children are related to the celebrities.
Akothee called out Kenyans who lack empathy and respect in today’s digital age. She condemned the trend of maliciously comparing children and the culture of online bullying, highlighting the lasting emotional impact it can have on innocent young minds.
“The same photos will be used by bullies in school, to bully the innocent children on behalf of their parents. Which world are we living in?” She said.
Akothee went ahead to condemn some social media users for dragging children into online trolls. She begged Kenyans to exhibit restraint and basic decency when it comes to matters that involve children.
“THIS PHOTOSHOP SHOULD STOP THERE FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN. If you hate Bahati and Diana, their children have nothing to do with it 🙏. I wish we all had humanity.”
Yesterday, CF Montreal Player Victor Wanyama reacted strongly to the portrait. The player retweeted a photo shared by Wesley Kibande and displayed displeasure, calling Kenyans to immediately stop the thoughtless action.
“This nonsense need to stop now,” Wanyama furiously remarked.
In a separate post, KRG the Don also criticized reacted people who manipulated the photos, adding that people should respect children.
“When will people learn how to respect children in this country. You can troll me and other adults all you can but watoto wa mtu is a no go zone wekeni heshima kidogo.”