Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Sofia Taloni has finally spoken following the controversy she triggered after outing the LGBT community in Morocco and putting various of its members’ lives at risk.
In an interview given to Moroccan songwriter Faiçail Azizi in Moroccan Darija, Taloni lifted the lid on her rationale behind encouraging her followers to download gay dating apps to identify them.
“In all honesty, I did not want to out them, but they started this war. The Moroccan gay community shared my profile on many Facebook groups and were encouraging people to report me so that my account gets deactivated,” she said.
“They wanted to get me killed, sharing my account with religious radical groups and telling them ‘Hey you guys, this guy is destroying our Islamic values and our society values as Moroccans’,” she added.
“They used to take my pictures and videos and share them all over, in thousands of Facebook groups, providing Moroccans with links to my social media accounts to report me, telling them ‘report those accounts to get deactivated.’ Yes, they did that. The LGBT community of Morocco, whom I am part of did that.
“They were outing me, out of jealously, because I am successful on various social media platforms and Moroccans started sympathizing with me. They put my life at risk.
“I am against all this controversy and everything that has happened.
“I feel bad for the LGBT people who were living their lives normally, and had nothing to do with this controversy. The other ones that reported me, I have no regrets whatsoever.
“The only people to whom I would proudly say sorry are those LGBT people that had an account on gays dating apps but did nothing against me or didn’t even know who I am in the first place,” Taloni stressed.
The Moroccan Times.