British—Nigerian LGBTQ rights activist and ordained Anglican cleric, Rev. Jide Macaulay, has asked the British government to stop AY from holding his AY Live London 2022 tour in the United Kingdom for being homophobic.
Macaulay made the appeal while reacting to a 2018 video of the standup comedian inciting hate and violence against the marginalised LGBTQ community in Nigeria.
“God no approve am (homosexuality). We get to help government make we stop all this gay thing wey we dey hear about,” AY said in the four-year-old video.
“I no care, if you say you dey here you be gay and you say na your right, your father! God no create you to be like that.”
The comedian, whose real name is Ayodeji Makun, added, “Make we do wetin we go take dey help government to catch these people. We get to help government catch these people.”
Retweeting the video, Macaulay wrote: “@aycomedian must be investigated by the @metpoliceuk for homophobia and he must not be allowed to perform anywhere in the U.K.
“He appealed to the government of Nigeria to punish gay citizens. He asked his audience to attack gay people. We cannot reward @AYCOMEDIAN for his homophobia by allowing him to perform in the U.K. ‘STOP THE AY U.K. TOUR.'”
The five-hour AY Live London 2022 is slated for Saturday, 26 November 2022 at the Lighthouse Theatre, London, United Kingdom.
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