Netizens have taken to social media platforms to knock a group known as Sugartee for their planned three days kissing marathon.
The group had planned on setting a new 72 hours kiss-a-ton Guinness World record at an event scheduled to hold at a popular amusement park in Ado, Ekiti state capital.
The Ekiti State Government has however banned the event.
In a letter addressed to the Ekiti State Hoteliers Association dated July 3, 2023, by the State’s Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Tourism, signed by the Ministry’s Director of Tourism, Adebanji Adelusi, the State government threatened to sanction any facility that hosts the event.
The letter partly reads, “Kiss-a-thon” as an event is not only absurd, immoral, unhealthy, and capable of denigrating the image of Ekiti, it is a programme that runs counter to the values of the people of the state and, therefore, capable of plunging our youths morally backward.”
Reacting to this, a Netizen, Korede Lagos wrote, “Until GWR places a ban on any Nigerian contest, these guys would not stop being a nuisance. We should be careful not to make a mockery of the efforts of genuine contestants, who put in a lot of effort, commitment, and resources into their challenge. Now, after Hilda Baci’s contest, every Tom, Dick, and Harry feels it’s a stroll in the park. Funny folks! Embrace your originality and contest if you truly have what it takes to challenge records. Ire o….”
Another Instagram user fine girl Joy said, “NIGERIANS will abuse virtually anything, very embarrassing!!!”
Also reacting, another Netizen, thefoodnetworknig2 said, “Don’t call me Nigerian for the next one year… Shame is catching me.”