Television actor Nick Mutuma has been forced to apologize after posting a tweet admonishing those going through hard times in January.
The ‘Shuga’ actor raffled feathers on Twitter over the weekend with a Tweet telling off anyone who complains about ‘Njaanuary’. According to Nick, anyone above 25 should know how to save money.
He further threatened to unfollow anyone who complained about the tough January times when most people are usually broke after spending excessively during the festive period.
I unfollow anyone over 25 and talking about ‘Njanuary’. By now you should know how to save Bruh…
— Nick Mutuma (@nickmutuma) January 5, 2018
The post appeared to rub some of his followers the wrong way as they hit back with free advise on humility.
Well forgive some of us as we Deputy assistant Parents…..
Being first borns in our families we have responsibilities
— Labyrinth (@Daggie_M) January 5, 2018
Some people get a 6 figure salary but they rarely use/see any of this cash, due to the number of responsibilities they have at home (mostly ushago). So let guys have peace please!! Thank you.
— Tole (@TeeMwangemi) January 5, 2018
So by un-following them, you’ll be teaching them a lesson in saving? You so full of yourself. Be humble…
— Kilo_10.750 (@kilo_ni_zile_2) January 5, 2018
So Nick, I am curious how do you know their age? You’ve been collecting data the past year on Social Media?
— Martin Maina Mwangi™ (@martomwangi) January 5, 2018
As long as you don’t save for them, they have a right to talk about “Njanuary” all they want
— Azra (@slyazra) January 5, 2018
Smh….as if unfollowing them will add days to their Njaanuary
— kk (@KkKarmau) January 5, 2018
First of all following a celebrity is not employment and secondly you can only save from money that you already have
— Coll!ns ?? (@King_Ifrica) January 5, 2018
Be humble and learn don’t assume they don’t know how to save when they have nothing to save
— bobo (@ImeldaNjoroge) January 5, 2018
After the backlash, the actor posted an apology explaining that the tweet was meant for one of his friends.
He wrote: “That tweet was subtle shade for one of my mates who I’d watched partying hard through out December only to complain about a tough financial situation in Jan. It wasn’t a shot at anyone and I honestly didn’t think it would go South this quick. Sorry if it rubbed you the wrong way.”
That tweet was subtle shade for one of my mates who I’d watched partying hard through out December only to complain about a tough financial situation in Jan. It wasn’t a shot at anyone and I honestly didn’t think it would go South this quick. Sorry if it rubbed you the wrong way
— Nick Mutuma (@nickmutuma) January 6, 2018