Saturday, 18 January 2014

Our skit wasn't to hurt jim iyke-Helen paul

Few months after actor, Jim Iyke, was allegedly ‘delivered’ at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos, the ripple has yet to die down, especially after comedian AY turned it to a skit.

The controversial actor had commented on the skit which also featured Helen Paul, saying, “People cross the lines sometimes for relevance. It disappoints if it comes from people you deemed to have self respect. Classless.”

But reacting to the actor’s misgivings, Helen said the skit was just a joke and not necessarily meant to hurt Jim Iyke even as the video has gone viral.

 “It is just a joke. I am an actress and a senior colleague called me for a job. I was given the script and I acted my part. We did not mean to hurt Jim Iyke. In the skit, I was portrayed as a prostitute but that is not what Helen Paul is about,” she said.

She added that the alleged ‘deliverance’ was something that was talked about a lot and that was probably why he was mentioned in the skit. She emphasised that the skit was purely for humour purpose and not malicious in any way.

However, ace comedian, AY said he would not comment on the issue as he and Iyke are friends. Saturday Beats gathered that when the video went viral and the news broke early in the week, the comedian known for his hilarious skit contemplated on a response but later said that he and the actor were friends and would settle their differences like friends do.

Online commentators who found the joke as funny were quick to lash insults at Jim Iyke as they made it known that it was just a comedy skit and nothing serious.

The video had thousands of views on YouTube and Jim Iyke’s comment came a few weeks after the comedian’s channel was ranked as the number one most watched channel in Africa.

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