Former Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot who is now an elected Lawmaker, representing Surulere in the Lagos State House of Assembly, has become a subject for public ridicule .
Nigerian youths are on social media are on his case. When anything happens, they resort to the use of funny statements such as “na Desmond Elliot cause am,” and “I blame Desmond Elliot.”
They say words have consequences and this is a typical example.
On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Pulse Nigeria published a video of Desmond Eliot reacting to the looting and destruction of properties in Lagos during a plenary session at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
While speaking on the floor of the House, the actor turned politician pushed for social media regulation, saying Nigerian celebrities and social media influencers promote hate speech in the country.
Given the situation at the time, this allegation generated a widespread online hatred for the lawmaker with a considerable number of the youth posting all sorts of negative comments about him, expressing their ‘dissatisfaction.’