Actress Lydia Forson has clapped back at the host of Peace FM’s Entertainment Review Kwasi Aboagye, his regular panelists Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo and Socrate Safo after the trio criticized her on last Saturday’s edition of the show for postulating that it is repugnant for a man to send for a lady’s number instead of showing up personally.
Lydia Forson had in a short video clip paraded adjectives to express discontentment and pontificated that she will never honour an invitation from a man who for whatever reason decides to send for her. In her view, a man who has an interest in a lady should be respectful enough to walk towards her and make his intentions known for consideration.
She said: “Even when I was in JSS, when a guy calls me, I’ll still not go to him because if you want to talk to someone, you walk to the person. That’s what respectful people do; that’s what decent people do, that’s what people with courtesy do. Don’t ever sit in your car and send someone to come for my number. Who do you think you are?”
Kwasi Aboagye and his panelists however objected this and suggested to Lydia Forson to eschew that mindset. Without mincing words, they argued that her posture leaves much to be desired.
“You don’t talk like someone who is not enlightened. You don’t talk like that in the public,” Socrate Safo scolded, suggesting that Lydia Forson behaved immaturely. “There is a way a lady is expected to talk so people take notice and learn from you. This is unacceptable. It’s never disrespectful for someone to send for you or for your number. On the contrary, it is a respectful approach.”
“How many people have done that to have triggered her decision to do makeup, apply lipstick and record a video? Is it that she wants us to know she is Lydia Forson and is not cheap?” a seemingly puzzled Kwasi Aboagye asked.
On his part, Arnold said: “She spoke about respect, courtesy, class, decency… How is this disrespectful? How is this indecent? How do you record a video over this? You refused to honour people’s invitation in JSS and so what? What is this? Maybe she feels she wants to be approached; fair enough. But don’t make it seem as if it is disrespectful, it doesn’t show decency… Don’t come and disturb us. Do you know the number of people who went through this process and have subsequently been married for years?”
“For all you know, you have no idea why the person sent for your number. There could be a thousand and one reasons so don’t sit in your car and claim status. You don’t know the situation of the one who sent for your number. You have no freaking idea so you too, show courtesy; show respect,” Arnold added.
One of her tweets reads: “So me refusing to give my number to a stranger who sent someone to get it has turned into a national debate; even by so called reputable media houses. I swear you people are always offended by women who don’t cower to you. Is this even a issue or by force?”