Nigerian actress and filmmaker Ini Edo is one of the most recognizable and most famous women out of Nollywood today. For a long time, there have been speculations about Ini Edo going under the knife to get cosmetic enhancements.
Now, during a new interview with Pulse Nigeria, Ini Edo was asked what her take was on body modifications and cosmetic enhancements done by women, and what she has to say to the people who body shame women who enhance their bodies. Here is what Ini Edo said.
During the interview, Ini Edo was asked “I can tell that you’re a big advocate for women’s rights. I would like to know what your take is on people who body shame women, your take on body positivity. Especially for women who decide that they can enhance their body, I can do whatever I deem fit because it is my body. What is your take? What are the words you have to say to them?” She said:
INI EDO: I mean, I just feel like anybody who sits around judging people, nobody has a right to tell anybody how to live their lives or who to be or who not to be. It’s not your place. You don’t have that right. And so for me, I say to people who do that, I’m like, you first of all have to be able to dictate the pace of your life to be able to dictate somebody else’s pace. It makes no sense that you have no control over your own life and you’re trying to think that it’s okay to have control over somebody else’s life, it doesn’t make any sense. And I say to women, you be your own person. You make your own choices and live with the consequences of your choices, of your actions. So it’s not anybody’s place to dictate to a woman how she should look. If she should be fat, if she should be slim, if she should be thick. And especially in this kind of industry where we are in, I remember there was a time when people used to say to me, “oh you added so much weight, you should lose weight”, you know, people begin to put all those crazy ideas in your head and if you as a woman, you allow it, it forms an expression. Some people fall into places where they start to doubt themselves and their self confidence begins to dwindle because of the constant negatives that you’re hearing. But you need to grow to a point where you realize that it is your body, it is your life, nobody else has the right to tell you do this or don’t do this. It is your right to say this is what I want to look like, this is how I want to look. Do whatever works for you as long as you’re able to live with the consequences of your actions, it is entirely your prerogative!
What do you think about what Ini Edo said?
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