Harare woke up today to a story about Zimbabwean urban groover, Stunner’s sex tape that was leaked last week. There has been a lot of sympathy from a cross-section of fans many questioning whether this is a story of public interest or not.
I think what it plays into, is the right to privacy that should be enjoyed by all people. I am all for tabloids and I think there are some horrible human beings out there that should be called out for unbecoming behaviour. In this instance however, Stunner’s sextape is a private moment between him and his longtime girlfriend, Pokello. If he can’t be allowed that privacy then we might as well be breaking into his house and stealing material. Just because he is profiled, it doesn’t make him fair game.
To be honest Stunner is not going to suffer much because of this story. He has a lot of well-wishers and he is generally seen as one of the good guys of the industry. The person who will have some explaining to do is Desmond Chideme when the Chideme family has a look at the newspaper. He will have to face the music and I think there is very little care given for him in this matter.
I do feel sorry for him… unless he is the one who leaked it. Then ah well…