Why Brendah Jons is taking a social media break
Kenyan comedienne Brendah Jons says she no longer identifies as a gay woman.
She was somewhat forced to address the matter after her fans noticed she’d pulled down the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community) flag from her Instagram bio.
She also announced that she is taking a social media break to deal with her personal issues.
Ms Jons addressed the claims on her YouTube channel.
One curious fan had asked the comedienne, “Why did you remove the rainbow flags from your bio?”
To which she responded: “That time of my life was a phase that I had to go through and I went through it and I’m no longer in that phase.”
The YouTuber also said that being of the LGBTQ community was not her true identity and that over time she discovered herself only to realize that it was simply a phase.
“As humans we grow every day, things change every day, we develop every day and discover ourselves every day. And with time, I am realizing that wasn’t really my identity. It wasn’t who I am but more of a phase …I am not saying for everyone is a phase, I’m just saying my story.”
“I will give you guys the back story of what had happened for me to get myself in that situation for you to understand how I got there. I’m gonna do a story time of how I got myself in that situation, how it took me and how I got out and why I got out of it.”
Best identified as ‘Mama Kingston’, Ms Jons, who came out as a gay woman back in September 2021, uploaded a video explaining her orientation and within hours she found out that her then-girlfriend had cheated on her.
She would later share screenshots of her conversation with makeup artist Phoina whom she confronted amid infidelity claims.
After that dramatic weekend, Brendah updated her fans that she had chosen to take a break from social media to deal with her struggles ‘in a mature way’.
The YouTuber is an #endrapeculture advocate, having started a foundation to help victims of sexual assault.