Ghanaian actress, Salma Mumin’s ‘watermelon-inspired’ photoshoot that went viral in 2018 has once again become a subject for discussion.
Salma, a guest on the United Showbiz blamed bloggers and journalists for the ailing Ghanaian entertainment industry adding that all these individuals do is taint the hard-earned reputation of entertainers.
The actress slammed Ghanaian entertainment journalists for what she called their incessant churning out of bad news for the people.
“For a very long time, these people have been wanting to trend at the expense of anything. I mean the TV stations, radio stations, and bloggers on social media love to trend. So, for a very long time, all they feed the public is bad news. When unpleasant news about someone is discovered, it spreads quickly. Now celebrities think that the good side of their craft does not sell and because of that, they do wild things just to promote themselves. Positivity can also sell if there is no negativity,” she passionately said.
Salma’s claims were refuted by MzGee, an entertainment journalist who was a panelist on the program.
Rather, she insisted that celebrities are responsible for feeding the public with such negativity by sharing and engaging in all manner of controversies on social media.
To give an example, MzGee brought up Salma’s contentious photo shoot and questioned why she published such content on social media.
Salma, you You conducted a watermelon photo shoot while we were speaking and shared it on social media. What precisely were your intentions for us with it? You gave us content. We are only delivering what you gave us. Don’t blame the newsmakers. Why are you blaming bloggers and newsmakers for this? They sit somewhere and mind their own business and you guys chose to feed them with such news. Someone pulls up a stunt, it is content and I will post it,” MzGee looked Salma directly in the face and said.
In response, Salma retorted that she didn’t see why MzGee would bring up her watermelon photoshoot into the discussion.