Nollywood actor and politician Desmond Elliot has cried out over the hatred he receives from people for the comment he made in 2020.
It would be recalled that in 2020, during the #EDNSARS protest, Desmond Elliot received heavy backlash after a video of him speaking during a plenary session of the Lagos state House of Assembly saw him refer to Nigerian youths as “children.”
This comment did not sit well with most Nigerian youth, who have been dragging him since the incident in 2020. Although Desmond Elliot apologized for the comment he made, it appears the past has come back to haunt him.
During a recent interview on Your View, “Let’s Talk,” Desmond Elliot apologized again, adding that he made the comment on emotions. He further cried out that the hatred meted out to him was too much. He disclosed that he goes out on the street and gets verbally attacked all the time.
In his words:
“I am still apologizing… I wasn’t referring to everybody as children”