The people of Ghana were not very happy with Amber Rose earlier this week when she shared photos of impoverished individuals she met during her visit. he was invited to the West African country to host its annual Vodaphone O2O Live music concert where she also spoke to a group of young girls about education and life decisions; however, many Ghanaians expressed their disappointment. They wished she had shared photos of those who were better off rather. Here’s what Amber had to say:
“People have to understand that this is my first time in Africa. This is not my culture. I have never been here so if I said anything to hurt anyone’s feelings then I am really really sorry. I saw that a lot of people on Twitter said ‘don’t just show the poverty, show the rich people.’ But for me, the rich people aren’t doing anything for the little kids and the people that are living in poverty so I don’t want to go hang out with the rich people.
I wanted to see the kids in poverty. I grew up very poor. So I wanted to go see them, help them, talk to them and inspire them to let them know they could possibly be somebody great. They can be somebody great. So I want everyone in Ghana to know that I wasn’t just saying that ‘Ghana is a poor country and no one should ever come here.’ Anyone that I have spoken to about Ghana since I have been here, I have been saying that it’s such an amazing place. And I’m sorry for not posting pictures of rich people, but it just wasn’t for me to do.”
Amber’s no stranger to receiving heat, but what do you think, Vixens? Was Amber in-the-right?