I used to cry whenever I was bullied online – Halima Abubakar
Days ago, actress, Halima Abubakar, uploaded a scene from an old movie on her Instagram page. In the caption, she indicated that she was 19 when she appeared in that particular film.
Shortly afterwards, a follower commented that she was still dark-skinned in the movie and hadn’t started ‘bleaching’ her skin. On a humorous note, Abubakar replied that she didn’t have money to buy bleaching cream as of then.
About a week before that, another actress, Cossy Ojiakor, had labelled Abubakar a fake friend. Uche Ogbodo had uploaded a picture of herself with Halima and Uche Elendu, when Cossy made the comment.
Cossy alleged that it was Abubakar’s ex-boyfriend that spread a rumour that she slept with a dog for money. Beyond those, Abubakar has usually been the target of cyber bullying, and many wonder how she bears it all.
In a recent interview, she said she had developed a thick skin to the online attacks.
I used to cry whenever I was bullied online, but now, I don’t allow them get to me. I am human like everybody else and we all have blood running through our veins. Anybody can say whatever they please; if I don’t feel like talking, I wouldn’t. Nobody has the capacity to make me feel bad.
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