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Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by Cityboyy: 6:09am On Jul 31
Sam Smith has a new song with Burna Boy and this petition is to shed light on why this is a problem. Burna Boy is one of the most successful musicians from one of the most homophobic countries in the world, Nigeria. Nigeria has an anti-gay law that discriminates against gay people and anybody caught in homosexual act is sentenced to 14 years in prison. Millions of gay Nigerians live in fear for their lives.

Sam Smith is an openly gay man who released a new song with a Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, whose views on gay rights is unknown. We would like Burna Boy to openly declare his views on the rights of gay people in Nigeria. He has a voice to make a change, but like many Nigerian celebrities, he has stayed silent on critical issues such as this. Many of Burna Boy's followers are homophobic Nigerians who hate gay people and would kill gay people if they had the chance. It is time to have that conversation.

If Sam Smith were an openly gay Nigerian singer, Burna Boy would never collaborate with him. But of course, it is easier to turn a blind eye when you are collaborating with a Grammy award winning international superstar like Sam Smith. There are gay Nigerians like Sam Smith who live in fear and cannot be who they are. Some of us had to flee the country to seek refuge somewhere else. Our voices need to be heard.

So we are calling on Burna Boy to openly declare his views on gay rights that affect the likes of Sam Smith. He also needs to show his support. The gay community is not a tool you can use when it benefits you. It is time to speak up, because silence is betrayal. It is time to stop supporting people who don't support us. So I'm calling for gay people all over the world and our allies to boycott this song and bring attention to this issue.

Sign petition here: http://chng.it/gcdpCkkQWF
Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by kashtanyi(m): 6:32am On Jul 31
You don smoke weed abi?..
Naija too dey religious to even air that kind issue....

Ordinary prostitution wen don old they legalise am...

Weed they nor run am

Na gay right you wan advocate for...that's rubbish....

Their better things out there someone can advocate for...

Like death penalty on fraud......

My opinion....

Thanks op...
Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by Cityboyy: 1:02pm On Jul 31
kashtanyi:
You don smoke weed abi?..
Naija too dey religious to even air that kind issue....

Ordinary prostitution wen don old they legalise am...

Weed they nor run am

Na gay right you wan advocate for...that's rubbish....

Their better things out there someone can advocate for...

Like death penalty on fraud......

My opinion....

Thanks op...

It may not be important to you but it is important to others who are affected by it. Don’t be selfish. Nobody deserves to live in fear for being who they are.

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Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by ShitStain: 1:07pm On Jul 31
The laws of the federal republic of Nigeria are against gay or homosexual relationship.
No be burna boy make the law so STFU
Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by Cityboyy: 1:15pm On Jul 31
ShitStain:
The laws of the federal republic of Nigeria are against gay or homosexual relationship.
No be burna boy make the law so STFU

Ok, but he can make a song with Sam Smith who is openly gay and make money from it? Hypocrisy

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Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by Bhadmus77(m): 11:12pm On Aug 01
When does making a song with A gay become a crime?
Are u OK Mr man. It's time to create a Petition for Burna Boy to sue your a$$ too... Jobless person
Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by Crownedjon: 8:39am On Aug 02
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Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by Andrew13: 9:28am On Aug 02
Op u de craze
Re: Boycott Sam Smith And Burna Boy by 100naira(m): 12:25pm On Aug 02
This is the problem I have with gays, everything is all about their sexuality, two international musicians came together to make good music and you are busy bringing up gay views and all that bullshiit!

Wetin concern Sam Smith being gay and the collaboration with burna boy? Must everything be about gays?

Gay kee you there!! angry

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