Ban Counselor Lutterodt from ‘air’ over ‘insane’ comments—Gender Minister
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Cynthia Mamle Morrison has called on the media to immediately ban Cyril George Carstensen Lutterodt popularly known as Counselor Lutterodt from being part of studio discussion.
According to her, the Self-acclaimed counselor is destroying the moral foundation of the country with some comments he passes during discussions.
Speaking on Class FM in Accra today, Mrs Morrison described as “insane” a comment made by the controversial Counselor on national television.
Mr Lutterodt claimed that every rape victim enjoys the act before it ends and could not be viewed as rape since they consent to the act during some point.
“When the act begins, even though the victim is not ready for it, they begin to enjoy it in the process hence it could be said that they have consented to the act at that point,” he claimed.
Mrs Morrison stated that she was surprised to hear a sane human being making such utterances on air.
“Has he raped somebody before? Does he know how rape victims feel about being raped… it is sad that the interview went on. What was the programme about? How can somebody behave like that? This is so insane. This is just not right,” she bemoaned.
Mrs Morrison condemned the act and encouraged the media not to condone a person with insanity ideas to instill discipline in the society.
She revealed that Ama K Abebrese, an actress reached out to her concerning gathering signatures for the petition to ban him from airwaves, adding that there should not be signatures before media would even ban the Self-acclaimed counselor from studios.
“The counsellor should not be entertained on the airwaves, he should be banned with immediate effect,” Mrs Morrison added.
Many have referred to Mr Lutterodt as a “rape apologist” who should not be given a platform to spew such unsavoury and insensitive remarks.
Prominent among them is actress Ama K Abebrese, who has started a movement to petition the Ministry of Communication to bar Mr Lutterodt from the airwaves.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, actress Leila Djansi, Juliet Ibrahim and Lydia Forson
Other musicians including EL and Joey B, Nan Aba Anamoah a journalist and comedian DKB, among others have also condemned Counsellor Lutterodt for making such comments.
It could be recalled that, Spot On News reported how Mr Lutterodt reduced a respectable media platform into a shrine to evoke curses on a reporter over a publication.
He said he would never withhold his efforts till he sees the writer stricken by a strange ailments or in a worse condition as he unfolds with the curses.
Mr Lutterodt sent the threat message during a live broadcast on TV Africa’s “Breakfast live” show in Accra held on Thursday June 11, 2020.
Some watchers of the programme further indicated that the Self-acclaimed counselor went further to say unprofessional words that were not expected from adults of his calibre to have said on respectable media channel like TV Africa.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE