During the week, a video surfaced online in which veteran actor, Pete Edochie, criticised young men who kneel down to propose marriage to women.
In the video, Edochie insisted that such men were idiots and foolish. He said, “Any young man who gets down on his knees to propose to a girl is not just an idiot, he is a bloody fool. The reason I am saying this is simple– we try to copy white people. The white man kneels down to propose to a girl. You know what it means? The girl takes over the family. That is why whenever a man disagrees with his wife overseas, he would be kicked out and his wife would take over the house. If you call that civilization; it is alright. Kneel down before your wife and I would sympathise with you when she takes over the home.”
Edochie’s opinion has triggered a flood of comments on social media, with several of his fans disagreeing with his view. Media personality, Daddy Freeze wrote, “I totally disagree.”
Queen Suz wrote on Instagram, “I respect your opinion, sir. My husband knelt down and begged me to marry him. I still love and respect him. My sons will also do the same to their women.”
@Spinblastglobal added, “Your opinion, sir. Some boys would (even) lie down when they see their soul mates.”
@Abiola_aa wrote, “It’s crazy how the white man’s culture becomes a taboo only when it hurts your fragile ego but you shamelessly enjoy the luxury the white man sells to you. I am not exactly a fan of ‘kneeling’– the whole concept of ‘proposal’ is ‘somehow’ to me, but your sentiments are also ‘somehow’. Kneeling down makes the woman take over one’s house? Really? Kneeling down to propose to a woman makes her the head of the house? Toxic masculinity has never been more apparent.”