Popular female Nigerian DJ, Ifeoluwa Otedola aka DJ Cuppy has received a lot of backlash and support after she said she dumped ‘feminism’ because some feminists are hypocrites.
The DJ in a recent interview with CityFM set the internet ablaze with are response on ‘feminism’. Cuppy who said she used to identify herself but dropped it because she’s in a male dominated industry.
“I used to consider myself a feminist until I realised that I didn’t really understand it.”
“I don’t like people that are hypocrites. People are out there speaking about women’s rights, women’s issues and behind closed doors, they’re doing kind of like crazy things.
“I would never come out as a feminist because I’m in a male-dominated industry.
“There are certain scenarios where, I’m not saying I have to water myself down, but I deal with men on a day to day basis and I realise that they are always going to think they are better than women.”
Cuppy also said she no longer tries to change that some people think, she had a flourishing career as a DJ because of her father’s money.
“I used to have this issue where people thought that my dad made my career.”
“I can’t kill myself because I cannot change the way people think.
“All you can change is what you do and how you act. I cannot change what you think about me. I can try and influence it but you are entitled to your own opinion.
“So if we go around as women, trying to change the way men think, we are going to tire ourselves out.
“What we need to do is focus on achieving our own goals, working on our own selves.
“It’s important to talk about these issues and bring them to the surface but you must also limit the amount of attention you give them because the more energy you put into one thing, the less you can into another.”
While some fans were disappointed at her for response, some others hailed her for it.
See reactions below
What I took from DJ Cuppy was:
1. Some feminists are hypocrites, so I dropped it. Which is like saying some Christians are hypocrites, so now I'm an atheist.
2. You can't change the oppressors opinion, so why bother. Your average Nigerian's attitude to systems of oppression.
— Bruce Bateman Esq (@sugabillionaire) August 30, 2018
Feminism is a genuine struggle for equity and equality. I think its Bullcrap for DJ Cuppy to say the reason she stopped being one is cos of hypocrites, their hypocrisy did not/will not stop you from being a real feminist.
— Lérd Chigbo ā (@itschigbo) August 30, 2018
Dj cuppy went online to go and embarrass herself but you know what? we'll keep fighting for what it is we want freedom for
— T baby (@cocomile_) August 30, 2018
DJ Cuppy has a whole foundation that does real work helping girls, DJ Cuppy is what e-feminists wish they were.
— Olóyè (@OluniyiGates) August 30, 2018
Can we all agree to stop crucifying celebrities when they say shit that’s outside their realm of expertise. DJ Cuppy is literally paid to play music and make you dance. Don’t be surprised when she doesn’t give the best answers regarding feminism.
— Adé (@Ade_AAA) August 30, 2018