Following the arrest of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party president Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine in Luuka on Wednesday, angry social media users have tasked all celebrities to publicly condemn the manner in which Kyagulanyi was arrested and the “excessive force” used by Police while suppressing the subsequent protests.
These attacked whoever posted anything other than something about the detention of Kyagulanyi, asking them to “come back to their senses” as they threatened to boycott their music if they (artistes) don’t act as per the former’s request.
Among those who fell victim to yesterday’s social media war is Sheebah Karungi, Eddy Kenzo and Bebe Cool among others.
Sheebah posted photos from her 31st birthday party captioned “Unapologetically HUSTLING For what I want” and within less than 30 minutes, the post had more than 1000 ‘hate comments’.
“Sheebah, we love you but please, for once, come out and say something concerning what’s going on in our motherland,” one of Sheebah’s fans commented.
‘Queen Karma’ eventually succumbed to pressure and in her next post put up in less than an hour from the time of the ‘attack’, she posted in regard to people’s demand.
“Pray for Uganda,” the post read.
Rema Namakula, Chris Evans, Spice Diana, Irene Namatovu and other international artistes also condemned the brutal arrest and detention of their colleague.
“We are together in this, thanks Rema for representing the silent female artists. I always love you but today, too much, excess love Rema,” remarked one of the fans on Rema’s post.
Many individuals, however, have condemned this growing vice among Ugandans arguing that it stops many people from joining and using these platforms yet its their right.
These say that nobody has a right to decide for the other on what they should post or whom they should support.
Till now, various celebrities are still being tasked to come out with official posts as regards what transpired in the country on Wednesday.