Ekow Blankson apologizes for his comments.
Veteran actor, Ekow Blankson issues an apology to the people offended by his statement.
In an interview with SVTV, he stated,
“I think the Kumasi movie industry is a different form of film making, it’s actually concert party where you don’t prepare a script and follow. They are given pointers and they have to create out of it and that is the concert party style and they have enhanced it into film.”
However, Kumawood reacted with displeasure. Also, the CEO of Kofas Media said even Akrobeto is better than him. Therefore, he quickly issued an apology. Also, he took to Facebook to apologize for offending his colleagues by posting;
Ekow Blankson’s apology about comments on movie industry
“Omg! My attention has been drawn to some displeasure from my brothers and sisters on an interview I granted on SVTV. Foremost, let me sincerely apologize to all “KUMAWOOD” actors if I have in anyway offended them. The caption and parts of the interview quotes were taken completely out of context. I am not that callous to ridicule or insult my own. I am told the full interview will be out today or so. Rather, I was encouraging our young talents oooo.
Yes I made some comments leading to the case I was making in favour of our industry. I made reference to the international market and how we can get there. I even applauded concert party which is a great form of theatrical arts. It was not meant at all to defame or insult any group at all. In fact i respect them a lot and that was the point I was making.
I think that most of the young ones should be encouraged to attend some acting classes to make it better. We can compete well with the kind of creativity we possess. I admire their spontaneity and extensive acts.
Please will anyone kindly extend my sincerest apology to them. I will under no circumstance disrespect my own. It can only get better.”