Singer Irene Logan has faced backlash from Twitter users for claiming Ghanaians are xenophobic.
According to her, Nigerians and Liberians are usually victims of such xenophobic behaviour.
Although a few users supported her, many others from Ghanaians and Nigerians did not favour the artiste who originally hails from Liberia.
Some people said the singer’s statement is unfair to Ghanaians, the country and its people have welcomed and given a lot of room to foreigners.
Other users tasked the singer to read the meaning of Xenophobia before she makes such claims.
Users like @yooku_s and @wisdom_ampofo believe Irene Logan’s statement can create not only conflicts between the countries involved but also with her wide following, it can put Ghanaians living in Nigeria and Liberia in danger.
“Ghana literally has a Liberian camp that has harboured Liberians since they had the war! We have coexisted with Nigerians since God knows when!... Where is all this coming from? You must have proof too! You can't just get up say anything because you feel like it!,” @Muhhnuella posted.
It is, however, uncertain what may have prompted the singer to make her comment.
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I must say I find the actions of some Ghanaians towards other non-Ghanaians as very hypocritical, we were the very ones wailing when similar things happened to Ghanaians in SA but here we are.— Gervin Delali Kpodo (@gervin_dk) July 3, 2019
Do you really know the meaning of xenophobia at all?? Nsem hunu saaa— Chris Henry, JD (@onkross) July 2, 2019
Yet Ghanaians voted for you to win STARS OF THE FUTURE— Akosombo Nkanea (@Qwesi_Obeng) July 2, 2019
As a Nigerian I lived in ghana for 3 and half years and I've never experienced such. Ghanaians are nice lovely and peaceful in general. The only thing that annoys some Ghanaians is the fact that we snatch their girlfriends easily 😁😀. So ur statement is incorrect in my opinion.— Grema. (@mr_grema) July 2, 2019
Ghana literally has a Liberian camp that has harboured Liberians since they had the war! We have coexisted with Nigerians since God knows when!... Where is all this coming from? You must have proof too! You can't just get up say anything because you feel like it! pic.twitter.com/KOhxTWif56
— ELLA.🌟 (@Muhhnuella) July 2, 2019
If anything happens to any Ghanaian in the countries u mentioned then u should know u caused it with these your lies and you will suffer for it, anything to rejuvenate ur career smh— The Debonair (@wisdom_ampofo) July 2, 2019
Even #Liberians? After all we did for them during and after the war? Sis show us your research.— terkperkie (@terkperkie) July 2, 2019
Yall just tweet cus yall are celebs..a lot of Nigerians live safely here. Yes there are some who might attack some Nigerians but that is vvvv few incidents. Dont come here saying xenophobia runs deep in GH— FistyF (@BabyFisty) July 2, 2019
The Nigerians and Liberians are living freely and happily in Ghana. Trying to create unnecessary fear and panic. I believe u didn't really reflect on this tweet before posting it.— Jr Habib Looksharp (@HabibLooksharp) July 2, 2019
Ghana??? Xenophobia??? How??? pic.twitter.com/lUd9dTrhvH— S FOR SLY (@Mr_Amaglo) July 2, 2019
u dey tweet like your music career.— Kodzo (@ElormK__) July 2, 2019
If what’s happening here in gh is xenophobia then I think South Africa should really apologize to Africans . I will just believe that u actually do not know what you’re talking abt— A_girl_like_Esi 🇬🇭 (@esi_lynn) July 2, 2019
Which other African citizens? Have u heard any other African nationalities complaining in GH? All we saying is the nigerians should behave. Enough is enough. We v kept quiet over their attitude for a very long time n now we can't take them anymore so stop writing nonsense— King_Qkofi🇬🇭 (@micKHAEL2019) July 3, 2019
Ebi say u wan use the word some or say u knw what u talking abt?— TheCharcoalSeller (@its_AK24) July 2, 2019
Madam are u sure you know the meaning of xenophobia?— Chiefjerry (@ache25050) July 3, 2019