DKB has issued a formal apology to fans, and fellow Ghanaians for his “unscrupulous behavior” in slapping fellow housemate, Zainab.
The evicted Ghana Big Brother Stargame housemate was booted out of the house on Monday, alongside Sierra Leonean counterpart Zainab, after the two got in a face off that ended in comedian DKB smacking Zainab right across the face.
In case you missed it, here’s the slap:
DKB, who returned to his home country Ghana on Wednesday, issued a press statement on Thursday in which he offers his “deepest heartfelt apology” for the “unfortunate accident”, saying he could not go back in time to right the wrong.
“I had the opportunity of a lifetime to entertain Africa on the most coveted platform but I messed it up due to my act of indiscipline.
“I hereby render my deepest heartfelt apology to all the people of Africa, to the people of my motherland Ghana, to the entire Big Brother Africa team, my cherished housemates and most importantly to Zainab and her family.
The 26-year-old promised not to repeat the “unscrupulous behaviour” that let down so many fans and took sole responsibility for the incident.
He said: “I under no circumstance justify hitting a woman no matter the level of provocation”.
Zainab is guilty too, isn’t she?
And the provocation was no small thing. DKB has been criticised for the slap based on the fact that he is a man hitting a woman, but here’s the thing: wasn’t Zainab as much to blame in this matter?
Let’s review the facts. The 26-year-old model walked into the bathroom, abandoning all manners, while DKB was in the shower. Not only did she not apologize when confronted about it, she justified her reasons for going in and taunted him to boot.
She threw derogatory curse words at DKB and was very belligerent (in other words, she got in his face!). This was no wall flower; Zainab was, as ACDC puts it, spoling for a fight. Was he wrong to have given her a fight? Yes. Is he the only wrong person here? No.
How about we don’t excuse Zainab’s violent behaviour and verbal abuse just because she is the female in a male/female altercation? Zainab owes DKB an apology, not only for the verbal abuse, but also for the invasion of his privacy, without remorse.
Had the situation been reversed – say DKB walks into the bathroom while Zainab is in the shower and does not even apologise, and worse yet, insults her in the same manner she did him, we would applaud the slap. We would say she is within her right to do so, we would demand a pound of flesh, we would rant and rave and dub him a pervert and miscreant.
So why the double standard now? Bottom line: Zainab owes DKB an apology as well. She is as much to blame as he is.