Ghanaian actress apologises for sex for rent comments

Sis got dragged for saying women struggle without men in Ghana.

16 April 2018 - 11:33 By Kyle Zeeman
Moesha Boduong had to apologise after an outcry over her comments in a CNN interview.
Moesha Boduong had to apologise after an outcry over her comments in a CNN interview.
Image: Via Moesha Boduong's Instagram

Ghanaian actress Moesha Boduong has apologised to the African sisterhood after her comments about needing a man to survive in Ghana spread like a bad rash and saw her get dragged across the continent.

Sis was doing an interview on CNN recently when she broke down the economic situation in Ghana. The only issue was that, while preaching, she was dropping lines about women not being able to afford things or get along without men.

"In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment in Ghana, they take two years’ advance and I just started working. Where will I get money to pay?”

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour was shooketh and asked her “are you basically telling me that you are having sex with this guy to pay your rent?”

Moesha responded by saying, “Because he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financials, my apartment, my car, my rent... everything.”

Sis saw flames after the interview went viral and in an attempt to stop catching fire, she took to Instagram over the weekend to issue a public apology to all the sisters.

"Dear Ghana, this is Moesha. I have been humbled by all that is going on and I have also learnt a lot in the last few days since the CNN video came out. I have had a lot of time to think and reflect and I apologise to all, especially my African sisters. I pray you all find it in your hearts to forgive me," she wrote.

Moesha said that she didn't intent to offend anyone and respected all the sisters who were working hard. She said that her comments weren't a picture of all the households in the country and encoruaged everyone to watch the full documentary

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They accepted the apology, while others insisted that she was telling the truth about the hardships of the economy, but should have said it differently.