Actress Vicky Zugah has called on women in the entertainment industry to be united to dispel erroneous claims that they are their won enemies.
Her calls come on the heels of recent discussions which seems to suggest that unlike their male counterparts, support among women in the industry is extremely low!
But Vicky Zugah, in an interview with MzGee on 3fm first noted that the women who were fond of complaining of lack of support from their fellow females, were themselves not being supportive.
“People who normally complain of lack of support in the industry are people who don’t support others. If you don’t support others, nobody will support you. Because the Universe gives you what you put out there,” he said.
The actress then rejected the assertion that there is too much bad blood among females in the entertainment sector as false. She believes that the industry, in itself, is not united, hence, the matter cannot be reduced to a perceived acrimony among women alone. According to her, some male producers have even refused to work with her because they think she is too hot to handle.
“Women are not the only people who hate each other. Men hate each other as well. Let’s stop pampering the men too much…The industry in itself is not united. Everybody is against everybody. I have men who have blacklisted and decasted me from a particular role because they think they can’t handle me,” she added.
Notwithstanding, Vicky Zugah mentions that the way forward to break the notion that women in the industry were at each other’s throat, is to be there for each other.
“Let’s be there for each other. The men think that we are against each other and it’s not true. Let’s prove them wrong and be there for others. If you are not there for someone don’t expect the person to be there for you. We are not our enemies, we love ourselves. I know people in the industry and they are like sisters. It is not as bad as society is portraying it. It’s not a competition.