He tendered an apology to anyone offended by the clip.
Nigerian skit-maker, Mark Angel, has reacted to the viral video of his ward, Emmanuella, confidently strutting her stuff in a figure-hugging gown.
Recall that the 13-year-old comedienne caused a huge buzz online on Thursday, December 14, after the video of her dancing in a black bodycon high-slit dress surfaced.
The video sparked mixed reactions on social media, with some perverted men expressing interest in the minor, while others argued that the dress is unsuitable for someone of her age. You can watch the viral clip here.
Well, Mark Angel has now taken it upon himself to apologize on behalf of the youngster in a statement addressed to their friends and family.
He explained that Emmanuella innocently wore her elder sister’s dress and shared the video on her WhatsApp status.
However, someone on her contact list downloaded the video and reposted it on TikTok, thereby giving it a wider reach.
He unequivocally stated that the video was shared without his consent and mentioned that he is currently taking steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. He also tendered an apology to anyone offended by the clip.
The statement reads,
“Dear friends and family,
I want to address a situation involving my child: Emanuella’s recent video that has been circulating on social media.
Unfortunately, she innocently wore inappropriate clothing belonging to one of her elder sisters without our knowledge, posted it on her WhatsApp status but unfortunately a view-hungry adult (who I believe should have done the right thing by calling to report the child’s behaviour considering that we consider her a family friend) She downloaded the video and posted it on her own tiktok account without considering that the child may have posted that video without fully understanding the consequences. The video was shared without my consent or the consent of her handler.
I take full responsibility as a parent, and I sincerely apologize for any discomfort or concern this may have caused. I’m addressing the situation with my child, emphasizing the importance of making responsible choices.
Please understand that this was a mistake, and I am taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.