Sometimes, movie lovers find it hard to differentiate between an actor’s private life and a role he or she has played. One actress who has been forced to refute news making the rounds that she is a lesbian is Yvonne Nelson.
In a recent interview with Vanguard Newspaper, the Ghanaian actress denounced lesbianism in its entirety. ‘Lesbianism is against my religious beliefs, it’s against my cultural norms and I think it was very mischievous for people to insinuate such about someone they hardly knew.
The rumour was started by a notorious website in Ghana last year when they reported that they had never seen me with a man. In their warped and twisted calculation, I was thus a lesbian. Can you imagine such crass reasoning?’
The actress who said she has forgiven those circulating the reports, restated once more that she would forever remain a heterosexual woman. ‘That they had not seen me with a man, and may have seen me with my girlfriends going out to have fun, and then automatically I was a lesbian.
It was a hatchet job – an attempt to discredit me, but they all failed. I am heterosexual and would remain one till the end. When you are in the public light as I have been blessed and privileged to being, your life becomes a public property and some mischievous people will say all manner of things about you. It comes with the territory, so I forgive them.’ She said.