Superstar boxer, Anthony Joshua, has been dragged into a social media banter over a 2017 interview he granted on his relationship with his son and his niece.
According to Anthony Joshua, he is not strict with his son Joseph; but is with his niece. He further said he is not strict with his son because he is a boy, he’s going to be a man’s man, he’ll want to spread his wings, be a Jack-the-lad and build his character.
The interview read in part;
Are you a strict dad?
I don’t think I’m that strict with Joseph, I don’t know why. But with my niece I’m strict. I think it is because she is older, but also he’s a boy – he’s going to be a man’s man, he’ll want to spread his wings, be a Jack-the-lad, build his character. But I am sure there are things I will be strict about. But with my niece, there is none of that Jack-the-lad nonsense for her! My view is you have to be a good woman, respectful, one day you will be someone’s wife, you have to learn family morals… what it is to be a good woman.
However Feminists who just laid hands on the interview, are ripping him apart over the statement.
How Anthony Joshua can look at his niece, not as a child but as someone who is going to be a “wife” is really bemusing. Girls are hardly ever allowed to be. This isn’t just about him, it’s about everyone who shares this shitty, reductive view of little girls.
That’s how people fail exams sha. If Anthony Joshua had answered the question they asked him he wouldn’t have gotten himself into that mess. They said are you a good dad he’s talking about his niece
Anthony Joshua has gone and opened his mouth, he should have just closed it Nigerian man, with all his exposure, in 2018, confidently saying that he would raise his son to be whoever he wants to be but his niece to be somebody’s wife