ACTRESS Baby Blanche has been in the industry for a decade and has worked hard to get to where she is now; that is why she gets ticked off whenever media persons ask her whether she has offered sex with producers in order to get roles.
According to the Trophy actress, questions about her and other actresses using sex to get to the top belittles all the hard work she has put into her craft.
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“I am just tired of being asked if I exchange sex for roles or anything. See, about two weeks ago, I went to a media house to promote my television show and the host asked me about sponsorship then after I answered, the next question was whether I was sexually harassed or offered sponsorship in exchange for sex.
“Please some of us have worked hard to get to where we are. Honestly, I felt ridiculed, I felt bad. It’s like they paint the picture as if these things only happen in the movie or entertainment industry; it happens everywhere, in every career.
“I’m sorry, that question is a dumb question. Wherever males and females converge, there will always be proposals, requests, soliciting, demands; even in the animal’s kingdom it happens.
"In the medical fraternity, it is there, law, in politics, it is everywhere,” Baby Blanche told Showbiz.
She said: “It is not just me. I have listened to and watched a lot of entertainment shows and it was always the females they threw those questions to.
"What about the men? Are they not part of the human race and who says they do not face similar things we go through?
“It is time we do away with such questions; you hear some asking if a female musician has slept with her manager or something. I have been thinking about it and I do not get it.”
Baby Blanche feels belittled when asked sex for role questions
Baby Blanche advised the media to focus on promoting the content they bring to them instead of focusing on sex.
“The interesting part of all this is that even when you try to dodge that question, they have a way of being persistent. It’s like they want to hear something by all means.
“It is just not encouraging at all; we have gone past those kinds of questions. I come to you because I have something good I want the world to know about and you are the mouthpiece.
"You are to help me push that good thing out there and it should end there. Ever since I got into the industry, it has been like that and it is time we put a stop to it", she said.
Baby Blanche was discovered by Socrates Safo of Movie Africa Productions and has appeared in several movies helmed by the producer/director, including Hot Fork, Adults Only, What S*x Can Do, among others.
She now has her own television show, Girls Girls With BB.