Former Big Brother Africa star, Uti Nwachukwu, recently came under heavy backlash when he begged American superstar, Taraji Henson, popularly known as Cookie of Empire, for help online.
Nigerians became furious and wondered what could have pushed him to do that.
However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Uti Nwachukwu rubbished claims that he wanted the American to help him, saying the post was nothing serious.
According to him, he is a fan of Cookie and as an avid user of the social media, he makes a lot of comments on people’s post and his posts are not devoid of jokes.
“It was a joke; people should not take it seriously. I always make silly comments on Cookie’s Instagram page. People are free to say whatever they want to say. I am just a fan of Cookie. I comment a lot online and I joke with my loved ones and friends.”
Most of his critics have blasted him for the joke as he also regularly rants about social media beggars and does not hesitate to show his disdain towards them.
Uti Nwachukwu, who seemed to be totally fed up with the rate at which some of his followers hit his DM to request for money, once stated that the creators of Instagram did not create the platform for beggars.