I Apologise For Calling Everybody Children – Desmond Elliot
Nigerian actor-turned-politician, Desmond Elliot has once again publicly apologized for insensitive comments he about Nigerian youth during the EndSARS protests in October 2020.
Elliot who represents the Surulere I constituency at the State legislature was the subject of social media condemnation after he had referred to the young people who protested the shootings at the Lekki Tollgate as children.
At the time, he called for the regulation of social media but later issued a public apology to those he offended.
Speaking in an interview recently, Desmond Elliot insisted that he was not referring to all the youth but a section who were at the time raining curses on Lagos House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru.
He said he believes forgiveness is divine and no one owns it all, stressing that something can be your truth, and to another person, it might not be.
Elliot added that he is still apologizing to those who must have misconstrued what he said because he made his emotions take him over, but in the end, it still didn’t take away from the fact that the hatred was too much.