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Ebola: Jim Iyke issues Public Apology for Controversial Post

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Jim Iyke made headlines across the world last week when he posted a photo of himself wearing a mask and exiting Monrovia, Liberia amid the Ebola outbreak.

“It scares me” he said at the time. His post sparked both outrage and fear, some deemed it insensitive.

Jim’s team released a statement on the viral topic.
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May I humbly apologize if my comments on Ebola – based on fear – were taken out of context. The last thing I wanted to do was to alarm anyone.

My heart goes out to all the families who have been affected by the Ebola virus – those who have lost their lives or loved ones, those who are still bravely fighting the disease and all of the communities who are battling to keep the infection under control. You are all in my prayers.

As I travel constantly across continents, most recently USA, Senegal, Liberia, Ghana, Gambia, I have been screened where and when necessary along with the other passengers and I believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to be vigilant and help contain the outbreak by following the advice of the local and international medical professionals and government officials”.

JIM IYKE

16 Comments

  1. keechi

    August 6, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I really don’t think he needed to apologize. He was taken precaution just like anyone else would and expressing his fear over the disease..Shoot I know would too. Only pple that have their underwear on too tight would take it out of context.

  2. keechi

    August 6, 2014 at 5:16 am

    *taking*

    • Busarni

      August 6, 2014 at 8:49 am

      what are you saying? Are you writing in French or English?

    • keechi

      August 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      I must be..for you not to understand.

    • Anonymous

      August 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

      EXACTLY!

  3. cherry

    August 6, 2014 at 6:46 am

    The picture is out of context, ebola is no air borne its contact borne, sharing body fluid. So research first Jim.

  4. stephy

    August 6, 2014 at 7:12 am

    i think that apology was actually expected of him. nice one Jim.

  5. Jaygirl

    August 6, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Yea it’s ok to take precaution but that photo was very unneccessary.

  6. ade

    August 6, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Hes silly and has not done any research, hes fund of making silly head lines….ebola is not transmitted by air and hes wearing a face mask, would be better if he wore the full protection gear. the mask thing is mocking and insensitive… i doubt hes sorry either, hes just saying this cos hes been chastised

    • nanna

      August 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      face ur own mr ade all pple like u know how to do is critics

    • ade

      August 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Nannaaaaaaa, first all im not a mr. and you should change your name to “assumption”. secondly read your comments before you post them except you are not good at written english. #byefelicia

  7. Chika

    August 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Well said……

  8. Jenni

    August 6, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Jim Iyke REALLY annoys me. I tried to like him, but his irritation is constant.

  9. The Beautiful Eagle

    August 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Once a gentleman always a gentleman…

  10. jane

    August 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    jenni if a human being irritates you who cannot create a finger.hummmm.May God help you.We are nothing but pencils in the hands of God.

  11. Tony Yayo

    August 7, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Well,no body is above mistake,since he has apology,there no need of condemning him. it can happen 2 any one,but,Jim be careful b 4 u post any tin

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