Popular singer, Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington has condemned Chimamanda Adichie over her anti-chivalry statement.
Nigerian award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie who appeared on the American daily Trevor Noah show on Thursday, spoke against the courtesy of men opening doors for women saying it is an act of chivalry because women were perceived as dependent and weak.
The popular feminist also rebuked the practice of aiding women and children first in a crisis situation, as opposed to taking care of anyone who needs help.
Banky W, who is also an actor, joined other Nigerians on social media who are dissecting the anti – chivalry statements currently trending on Twitter. Reacting to the now-viral statements, Banky W shared a post on his Instagram page @bankywellington.
He wrote, “Chivalry is done not because women are a weaker sex, but because some of us want to be gentlemanly and romantic. “Apparently, this is not ok to her, but to me, this is just reaching. I’m sorry but this is now getting a little ridiculous. To each his/her own, I guess”.