Controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo recently tackled a follower, who referred to her as “baby”.
The journalist had taken to her Twitter account on Sunday to pray for her followers.
Acknowledging the thoughtful gesture, one of her followers commented; “amen… Love you baby.”
Reacting to the comment, Olunloyo clamped down heavily on the fan, noting that the word “baby” is disrespectful and should only be used for one’s partner or spouse.
In the now-deleted tweet, she wrote;
“Don’t address me as a baby…it’s disrespectful. I am not dating you nor do I know you. It’s “love you ma’am.” I hope I made myself clear. Those of you that speak like this, stop it immediately. I said a prayer, you’ve said Amen. Love you ma’am.”
“It’s Disrespectful. Nigerian men do it a lot at home. Stop trying to be American. They use it for their lovers and spouses. Stop calling women you are not in a relationship with “baby”. Take corrections.”
See the exchange below: