The managers of Pere, one of the shine ya eye housemates of the Big Brother Naija have debunked the claim levelled against Pere that the clash between him and Whitemoney was bullying.
Recall that Pere, the immediate past Head of House, at the early hours of Tuesday had a confrontation with Whitemoney.
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Trouble started when he went up to WhiteMoney to ask him about something that had to do with a game the housemates played, while fiddling with his belt as if he wanted to remove it.
WhiteMoney, however stood up to Pere and asked him to stop the ill behaviour as he would not take such from him.
“Don’t ever try that thing with me, it’s because we are in the house, I would have dealt with you. I know you don’t like me but don’t ever do that again I’m not a small boy.
“Did you know me before from anywhere? I’m not a kid, I’m from the street I’ll f*ck you up.
“Don’t come to me and try to pull your belt at me. Who do you think you are?” Whitemoney had said.
Pere’s handlers, however on Tuesday responded to the altercation and stated that what played out was Pere’s game plan and it was not to demean Whitemoney, his fellow housemate.
They however asked for viewers to understand his personality as he displays confidence and bravery which can be misrepresented.
While reacting to the feud, Pere’s managers said they would not support bullying of any form.
Their reactions went thus. “The events of the last 24 hours, have stirred up mixed reactions, with a number of people expressing their displeasures and dislikes.
“Bullying of any form, for whatever reason is unacceptable and we do not condone or support it.
“We however want to use this medium to express that while Pere’s actions were somewhat uncomfortable to watch, it was in no way an act of bullying.
“He is undoubtedly the most misjudged and misrepresented character owing to the complexities and audacity of his personality. He is neither afraid to make a mistake, fail, or be misjudged. He wears an overwhelming air of confidence that can easily be misinterpreted.
“We must be careful not to swap confrontation for bullying just to play into a convenient narrative. Was the confrontation unnecessary? Yes. Was it bullying? Absolutely not.
“Much like any other sport, Big Brother is a game. Take soccer for example once a formidable player is identified, the game strategy is for the team to consolidate its strongest defence on that player and frustrate their tact by any means necessary. This in no way suggest hate or animosity.
“One of Pere’s many strengths is to create situations that would provoke people to break character and reveal their other side. None of us are perfect and it is the multiplicity of emotional expressions that makes a well-rounded character, which makes for great TV. Everything Pere has done since he set foot in the house, has been his strategic interpretation of playing the game. It is not in our place to determine the superiority of his strategy.
“So, we must be open minded to understand that all 22 house mates cannot act in the same way. Let every house mate play their game, Let Pere play his own game.
“To every Patriot and everyone who has been supporting Pere so far, thank you for your unwavering support. Going against the overwhelming tide is not an easy task so, we truly appreciate your loyalty,”