A West End actress is under fire for her comments saying she does not believe ‘homosexuality is right’.
Oluwaseyi Omooba had just landed the starring role of the upcoming Curve Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome production of The Color Purple when an old Facebook post of her resurfaced.
In The Color Purple, Omooba will play the lead role of Celie, who develops a relationship with another woman.
But according to Omooba, ‘Christians have misconceived the issue of Homosexuality’.
‘I do not believe you can be born gay, and I do not believe homosexuality right, though the law of this land has made it legal does not mean it’s right,’ she wrote on Facebook in a post which has since been deleted.
‘Christians we need to step up and love but also tell the truth of God’s word.
‘I am tired of lukewarm Christianity.’
Hamilton actor Aaron Lee Lambert tweeted a screenshot of the post asking if she still had the same views and labelled her a hypocrite.
‘Seeing as you’ve now been announced to be playing an LGBTQ character, I think you owe your LGBTQ peers an explanation,’ Lambert wrote.
@Seyiomooba Do you still stand by this post? Or are you happy to remain a hypocrite? Seeing as you’ve now been announced to be playing an LGBTQ character, I think you owe your LGBTQ peers an explanation. Immediately. pic.twitter.com/GK2xbzZYgy
— Aaron Lee Lambert (@aleelambert) March 15, 2019
Daughter of a preacher man
Gay Star News reached out multiple times to Omooba and her management for comment and to ask whether she still had the same views. Omooba did not reply to requests for comment.
But she is the daughter of anti-LGBTI pastor, Adegboyega Omooba, whose group Christian Concern openly advocates for conversion therapy and warns people of the ‘LGBTI agenda’.
Look at my Dad, so proud! https://t.co/MzyikWhm8b
— Oluwaseyi Omooba (@Seyiomooba) January 11, 2019
On Friday (15 March) she tweeted a photo of her father after he received an MBE at Buckingham Palace. She had previously tweeted how proud she was of him.
Adegboyega Omooba MBE To God be the glory pic.twitter.com/2GAu5KSBtU
— Oluwaseyi Omooba (@Seyiomooba) March 14, 2019