Shatta Movement apologises to Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled after backlash - Onlinetimesgh

Shatta Movement apologises to Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled after backlash

The Shatta Movement Empire has issued an apology to the members of the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled following a video in which Shatta Wale was seen “mocking” the disability of his colleague, Stonebwoy.

In a letter addressed to the GSPD, signed by Shatta Wale’s manager Samuel Atuobi Baah, it was stated that Shatta Wale had no intention of making fun of or belittling persons with disabilities. Samuel Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex, emphasized that Shatta Wale’s intention was to highlight the importance of showing respect to others and maintaining proper conduct.

“We understand that the wording of the statement may have been insensitive and we acknowledge the concerns raised. It was not our intention to cause any harm, and we value and respect the contributions and rights of individuals with disabilities in our society,” he wrote.

He further expressed the Shatta Movement’s commitment to promoting inclusivity and understanding, stating, “…we will strive to be more mindful of our words and actions in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we appreciate your understanding.”

In response to Shatta Wale’s actions at the Fadama Sallah Fest, where he made derogatory remarks about Stonebwoy’s disability, the GSPD condemned his actions as irresponsible and potentially harmful to the mental health of the physically disabled community.

Addressing the issue in a press release, the GSPD stated, “By this statement, he is trying to say all persons with disabilities are bad that is why God has made us who we are. This primitive statement should not have come from a high-profile personality like Shatta Wale.”

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The GSPD called for Shatta Wale to apologize to the community and remove the offensive videos from social media platforms. Bosheba De Shyne, a musician with a disability, also expressed disappointment in Shatta Wale’s remarks.

In a subsequent press release, the GSPD acknowledged Shatta Wale’s apology and expressed appreciation for his commitment to promoting inclusivity. They emphasized the importance of working together to create a more inclusive environment for all, regardless of disabilities.

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