While many saw One Direction’s recent charity trip to Ghana as an act of kindness, others viewed it as an inaccurate depiction of their country!
We previously showed you the pic of 1D in Ghana and told you about group member Niall Horan’s tweet, which stated his realization that poverty is indeed VERY real.
Now it looks like Niall’s tweet didn’t quite go over so well with the country’s celebrities, who interpreted it as him saying ALL of Ghana is impoverished.
One Ghanaian actress, Ama K. Abebrese, blasted off tweets to Niall, which read:
Another Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, tweeted:
While we understand how Niall’s and the group’s comments could’ve been hurtful to the people of Ghana, the focus, however, should really be on the act of kindness that was done.
Celebrities like One Direction, too, should also realize how great of an influence they have on their fans, who might be likely to take their naive ignorance as fact.
Perhaps this incident will make 1D more aware of what they say and maybe provide them with more eye opening experiences!
[Image via WENN.]
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