While speaking on the floor of the House, the actor turned politician pushed for social media regulation, saying Nigerian celebrities and social media influencers promote hate speech in the country.
Elliot said he didn’t believe that ‘children’ on social media could be bold enough to curse and insult their leaders following the Lekki shooting incident on Tuesday, October 20.
It didn’t take long before some celebrities began to react to his now-famous speech
1. Kemi Lala Akindoju
“This “respect” mentality has really done a number on us in Nigeria. Hon Desmond is more concerned about “children” cursing on social media than he is about better governance and true leadership. Again he has shown us his priorities.”
“Pinokkio!!! @DesmondOElliot … is this you? You used to be my hero you know but now Man facepalming I guess.”
“Desmond no know sey camera men dey that meeting? Cos I’m confused as to why he denied he said what he said lol.”
“Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious childhood memories he gave us in movies…”
“Desmond Elliot cancelled ❌”