Popular actor Aremu Afolayan has broken his silence on allegation flying around that he is a gay.
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Aremu set tongues wagging about him being a homosexual after a picture of him nearly locking lips with a man surfaced online.
Dispelling the rumour in an interview with Punch, the thespian explained that the said picture was a publicity stunt he contrived with a friend.
According to him, “I went to a store with a friend to pick up a wristwatch I had been paying for in instalments. My friend was taking pictures when I told him that we should cause trouble on social media with a picture of me pecking him. When I posted the picture, it went viral within 15 minutes. In fact, we were still in the store when the picture went viral. I was shocked that Nigerians would even conceive the idea that I am gay because I love women. Anybody can be gay and I mean no disrespect to them but as for me, the picture was just done for publicity stunt. I never knew it would go viral that fast.”
He also denied suggestion in some quarters that he dated older women in return for money saying, “People call me a gigolo; how come I do not have money? I know a lot of people that are gigolos and they are doing fine. If they say I am an actor and gigolo, why would I have to sell a car in order to afford another car?”