The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has come under attack over its call on Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari to stop the airing of Big Brother Naija(BBNaija) reality TV show.
MURIC had, in a statement sent to DAILY POST, attacked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for following the BBNaija show to go on.
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The Islamic group labelled the show being aired on national television as immoral, dangerous and Bohemian.
However, Nigerians on social media have opposed MURIC’s call for the banning of the reality show, arguing that the show is rated 18.
Here are some reactions gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:
@4eyedmonk “MURIC needs to know the difference between free-to-air TV and subscription based TV. DSTV where Big Brother is airing is a subscription based TV where you go to pay to consume content, because you want to not because you don’t have other options.”
@Zaddy_Nomso “#BBNaija is a paid TV station, if you don’t like it watch Nat Geo Wild. Some of our Moral leaders are assaulting Women and getting protected. MURIC where is this energy when there is suffering and killing in the land?
@Teefhay “As a muslim sef I’m sorry to say this but the leader of this MURIC is a fool.”
@Balogun3103 “MURIC sends petition letter to Buhari to cancel #BBNaija2019 with immediate effect. Nigeria is not Saudi Arabia.”
@Buzuzu7 “Dear MURIC more Nigerians die from hunger and depression and many more have no access to tv talk more of cable tv. Direct this energy at pressuring this government to make good policies that will have positive impact on the people. BBNaija2019 is the least of our problems.”
@UniqueItohan “So they are seeing tv reality show but blind to the havocs Fulani herdsmen are committing? You are telling me killing people in their own community, land or house is normal and can be over looked.”
@DamyAdeyemi “Although I’m not a fan of #BBNaija2019, but asking govt to ban it is just laughable.”
@Fikkypearl “MURIC I’ve not seen you guys cry out against Muslim clerics that rape girls, yet it’s BBNaija that’s your headache.You think Nigeria belongs to you, the show is rated 18 and let me remind you there’s parental control on DSTV. Stop making noise Falz is still waiting for you in court.”
@Ashawolord1 “Plsss tell ur MURIC to channel their energy on giving u better advice. We Nigerians are not complaining about #BBNaija at least that’s giving us much more pleasure than reading or watching ur Fulani herdsmen.”
@Ayurmeday “To start with, are we in a Muslim Country? Secondly, will stopping the reality show solve the country’s problems?
@Delaniyi “Must you watch it, BBNaija is rated 18.There are lot of porn site out there. If you don't go there, you won't see it.You and your kids should stop watching it if you think its immoral.”