Zari Hassan has denied her second-born son Raphael Junior is gay after he apparently came out. He wrote saying, “You guys might judge me, you might think it’s not who I am, but in my heart, I see gents attractive and not females, but that’s just what it is.” Raphael Junior is said to have made the claims on Wednesday on Instagram live. He is the second son of her late ex-husband Ivan Ssemwanga.
His mother, the Ugandan socialite, came out to defend him saying that her son’s Instagram live was taken out of context and that he is not gay. “The reason he said he is gay is that women are after him, sending nude pictures,” she said. According to the South African based businesswoman, her son has been dating a lady since he was 14. “He started dating when he was 14 years old. And when I say dating I don’t mean sleeping with girls,” claimed Zari.
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Zari says she would support Raphael Junior
She also said that in case Raphael Junior or any of his sons comes out as gay she will have no choice other than to support him. “If for instance, Raphael turned to be gay today, I am going to tell you as his parent that it is something that I am going to support him through. It is my duty as a parent because that will be a choice that he has decided in life,”
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The mother of five also slammed her online critics who appeared to celebrate the news. She got furious after people started trolling and making fun of his son Raphael Junior. People can be really bad, right? She suggested that her son’s sexual orientation is no one’s business. “Maybe it was a good thing to say he is gay. Now you all will chill and leave him alone,” Zari wrote in response to a fan’s question. So who else thinks Raphael was only seeking attention just like any other teenager? According to Zari’s brand manager, he says Raphy was only seeking attention. Nevertheless, people should also be careful with the things they post on social media.