Entertainment analyst Arnold Asamoah has shared his perspective on the ongoing exchange between prominent Ghanaian broadcaster Kwasi Kyei-Darkwah (KKD) and his critics regarding the revelation that his son is gay.
In July 2023, images and videos circulated on social media depicting Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah, KKD’s son, leading a gay rights protest in the UK. KKD subsequently came forward to support his son’s sexual orientation, emphasizing that he has no control over his son’s identity and urging an end to the attacks.
During a discussion with MzGee on the “United Showbiz” program on UTV, Arnold expressed his belief that the continuous criticisms are linked to KKD’s consistent scrutiny of the government. He suggested, “These reactions are a result of his role as a vocal critic of the government. Given his history of criticizing the government, those who want to strike back at him will target his most sensitive areas. If he intends to persist with his government criticisms, such attacks on his son will likely persist, so he should be prepared.”
Arnold further shared his disappointment with KKD’s statement indicating that his son is self-sufficient and carving out his own path, considering the wording to be inadequately chosen. However, he acknowledged KKD’s defense of himself as a “Shepherd, not an engineer,” drawing parallels to biblical figures such as the prophet Eli and Archbishop Duncan Williams, both of whom had children who faced challenges.
In summary, Arnold Asamoah emphasized the potential correlation between KKD’s government criticism and the backlash he’s facing due to his son’s situation. He also commented on KKD’s response to the situation and the broader context of notable individuals addressing challenges within their families.