It would seem that the subject surrounding the concession of the female body remains a hot button topic. Even after vying for freedom of expression about a century ago, people still struggle with the idea that a woman’s body is subject to her whims as is a man’s. In large parts, people still appear unable to decide what they agree on, when it comes to what a woman is allowed to do with her body, and it’s beginning to take its toll.
There simply is no compromising the sole jurisdiction a person, be it male or female, should have over his or her own body, and in 2020, this topic shouldn’t even be given room for a discussion. Nevertheless when it comes to decisions people make over their own bodies, particularly a decision that alters one’s natural outlook, everyone begins to drop their two cents. Such is the peculiar case of popular social media influencer Omohtee.
This influencer’s hip debacle goes a little something like this. A while back, Omohtee announced on twitter, her intentions to augment her hips, granted, this was a bad move on her part as social media is not exactly an ideal place to find absolute support, and as expected everyone immediately had something to say.
Naturally, a number of her followers stood behind her decision and showed their support, but it wasn’t long before the other half disapproved of it. They warned of the complications that could come with the surgery, ‘complications’ which are potentially a by-product of any surgery regardless of the type. Omohtee went ahead with the surgery anyways and the complications that was predicted came to pass.
Now Omohtee is struggling for her life and it’s just been a whirlwind of emotions, opinions and backlash. Some have refused to afford the influencer any empathy whatsoever, claiming that she threw their advice in their face.
I can't even sorry for Omohtee pic.twitter.com/NTbio00HUU
— Warden of Port Harcourt (@WardenOfPH) April 10, 2020
Others have acknowledged that she may have been wrong to react the way she did, but it’s no reason to wish the worst on her.
We fight no mean say we go wish person death na . She’d have done better if she knew .. she made a really stupid mistake but let’s not hold it against her now her life is at stake
— Aunty Pepper? (@Phepsy__) April 10, 2020
Some have taken this opportunity to call her out, on her behavior in general.
It is no news that she regularly body shames and broke shame people. If some people refuse to show her empathy, it is just life happening.
Secondly, if you make private matters public issue, you can't control how the public should react to it.
Goodluck to her
— Sir Dickson (@Wizarab10) April 10, 2020
Omohtee was notorious for broke shaming men and bodyshaming women on this app.
If her surgery had not gone wrong, I am sure she will be here peppering her fellow women with pictures.
Dear Women, love your body.
My thoughts and prayers to her. I wish her speedy recovery.
— Unu Amaro Kam Sịrị Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) April 10, 2020
Some simply can’t fathom, why anyone would want to surgically enhance their body.
Omohtee's case of surgery-went-wrong should teach us all a lesson.
Don't put yourself under unnecessary pressure of reshaping yourself just to get validity from people.
If they can't accept you for whom you are, hell them. No go do pass yourself.
Hips or no hips, u are fine.
— Pastor Mrs Ola?? (@Deola__Adereti) April 10, 2020
And of course, if men are not dragged into this, can it really be considered a twitter discussion?
I really feel sorry for Omohtee. You men don’t know the struggles we go through everyday just to look good for you
— P-R-E-S-H (@seyitanfumi) April 10, 2020
In all it’s been an out-pour of opinions, and the debate of whether women should be comfortable in their own skins, or alter what they were born with, lives to be discussed another day.
For Chinedu Okafor, its all about making an impact with words, creating a profound impression on the audience with the intended narrative.