Actor Mofe Duncan recollects how Nollywood producers body-shamed him

Nollywood actor, Mofe Duncan, has addressed the alleged victimisation and body-shaming he faced at the hands of producers in the industry.

According to the actor, he was blacklisted because of his weight by Nollywood producers.

His outburst was a reaction to a social media troll who said Duncan wasn’t fit to be considered as handsome because of his weight.

The movie star disclosed that he suffered a severe back injury while in the gym trying to lose weight to fit into people’s expectations.

He, however, said it doesn’t bother him but he decided to speak up for the sake of others suffering the same fate.

On his social media pages, the actor wrote, “So this guy @iamadeogooluwayimika said I’m not allowed on the most handsome men in Nigeria list because I’m big. Lol!

“So comments like these brush off me like a leaf falling from a tree, zero impact. Zero damage.

“I’m a big guy, yes. I’ve been big for the past 10yrs, yes.

“Did I have a severe back injury whilst in the gym trying to look how people wanted me to look? Absolutely.

“I’ve been trolled and even had producers not want to work with me after calling me ‘fat’. Did it affect me years ago? Yes.
Does it affect me now? Never. Has it affected my acting or my career? I’d let my movies speak for me.

“What about my personality? Never. Or my health? Nope. Now some would say ‘Ignore these trolls.’ I should, shouldn’t I? Yes.

“The thing is…. this post ain’t for me or about me, it’s for others like me who get body shamed or called ‘unpretty’ because they’re larger than their peers.”