British actress Seyi Omooba isn’t apologizing but doubling down, suing for “discrimination” because people don’t want to hire her now that they know about her intolerant beliefs. Oops.
Sometimes we really, really can have nice things, y’all. Especially when it is in the form of homophobic people getting haunted by the ghost of Facebook Past.
This week British Actress Seyi Omooba was fired from her role as Celie in The Color Purple at The Curve Theater in Leicester, United Kingdom, when a 2014 Facebook post in which she made homophobic remarks surfaced. The irony that her character falls in love with a woman is hardly lost on us — though it may be on her.
“I do not believe you can be born gay, and I do not believe homosexuality is right, though the law of this land has made it legal doesn’t mean it’s right,” she wrote in her post, according to LGBTQNation. “I do believe that everyone sins and falls into temptation but it’s by the asking of forgiveness, repentance and the grace of God that we overcome and live how God ordained us to, which is that a man should leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh.”
She has now claimed religious discrimination – shocking – and is planning to sue. Apparently she has not gotten any new roles or auditions since the post has surfaced. Despite the theater and her manager insisting that she retract the post and apologize, Omooba has refused… because it is against her religion.
Because it is against a religion that promotes loving thy neighbor. Apparently you’re supposed to love your neighbor, but only if they fit into certain criteria. I always forget about that footnote when I go back and read from BS 1:1. However, Omooba does want you to know that it is okay because she has gay friends.
“I have support from actors that I’ve worked with, including those in same-sex relationships, who say that even though they don’t agree with my views, they know that I’m not hateful or malicious,” Omooba clarified.
Oh, no, you’re not hateful or malicious at all. You just believe that anyone different than you is less deserving of rights or to be treated as a human being. I’ll go grab the tiniest violin that I have while you prepare for your next role.
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