Social media influencer Nadia Jaftha has distanced herself from queerphobic comments made by her brother, Taariq Jaftha.
Taariq took to his Instagram Stories where he proclaimed to be anti-LGBT(QIA+) in several posts.
He posted being “LGBT is a disease, not a human right”.
The poker pro said that although he was against violence and queer people being attacked, he co-signed the controversial Ghanaian bill that would criminalise homosexuality and make advocating for LGBT people a crime.
And if “they publicise their sins lock em up”, he added.
Taariq also spoke about anal sex being a sin and agreed with the transphobic policies being tabled in Texas in the US.
Guys, this man is so homophobic. Can twitter please cancel. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/lSvXFAq3Tg— Safs (@ImBaby_______) November 9, 2021
As more and more people reacted to his posts, sister Nadia distanced herself from his comment by sharing a message on a rainbow flag, a popular symbol adopted by the gay pride movement, on her Instagram story.
The Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao winner wrote: “Love who you want, be who you want and surround yourself with people you want.
“NEVER CHANGE! For you are wonderful, beautiful and unstoppable. No one and nothing can ever stop you from being the person you want to be.
“Never forget that. And Remember. Love Is LOVE. Enough said.”
Taariq has faced a backlash from social media users.
Actor and TV personality Siv Ngesi called him out, posting: “This little coward @taariqjaftha01 shared a few hateful instastories where he blatantly condemns, demonises and throws hate speech at the queer community!
“In 2021, how can we be subjected to such filth and hatred! Pieces of sh!t like him hide behind their phones and laptops. We don’t fear f***ers like him and we don’t stand for abuse of the Queer Community.
“Why does he care so much where someone stick their penis? Please report his account!”