The official handler of Big Brother Naija housemate, Pere has issued a statement concerning the clash between him and Whitemoney last night.
The statement reads ;
The events of the last 24 hours, has stirred up mixed reactions, with a number of people expressing their displeasures and dislikes. Bullying of any form, for whatever reason is unacceptable and we do not condone or support it. We however want to use this medium to express that whiles Pere’s actions were somewhat uncomfortable to watch, it was in no way an act of bullying.
He is undoubtedly the most misjudged and misrepresented character owing to the complexities and audacity of his personality. He is neither afraid to make a mistake, fail, or be misjudged. He wears an overwhelming air of confidence that can easily be misinterpreted. We must be careful not to swap confrontation for bullying just to play into a convenient narrative. Was the confrontation unnecessary? Yes. Was it bullying? Absolutely not.
Much like any other sport, Big Brother is a game. Take soccer for example once a formidable player is identified, the game strategy is for the team to consolidate its strongest defence on that player and frustrate their tact by any means necessary. This in no way suggest hate or animosity.
One of Pere’s many strengths is to create situations that would provoke people to break character and reveal their other side. None of us are perfect and it is the multiplicity of emotional expressions that makes a well-rounded character, which makes for great TV.
Everything Pere has done since he set foot in the house, has been his strategic interpretation of playing the game. It is not in our place to determine the superiority of his strategy. So, we must be open minded to understand that all 22 house mates cannot act in the same way. Let every house mate play their game, Let Pere play his own game. Love him, hate him, win or lose, at the end of the day, it’s just a game.
We all as individuals and collectively have a huge role to play in the sanity of these housemates, both in house and outside. The rivalry between the housemates, especially our Charge, has brought a lot of hate, death threats and curses and this is unacceptable behaviour. We believe that every responsible media platform whilst expressing her right to support which ever candidate they choose, also has a moral and fairness obligation to ensure that their platform is not being used to harness violence and hatred towards a fellow human all in the name of a show.
To every Patriot and everyone who has been supporting Pere so far, thank you for your unwavering support. Going against the overwhelming tide is not an easy task so, we truly appreciate your loyalty. With your support, we would surmount any and every challenge to the very end.