Comedian Eric Omondi speaks on his controversial, viral picture

Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi says a viral picture, which shows his cojones hanging from a pair of shorts while seated on a beach bed, was not intentionally uploaded to his Instagram page.

The picture, which has attracted a menagerie of lewd comments, has been liked over 31, 000 times since it was uploaded on social networking site, Instagram, on Monday, January 22.

Speaking to eDaily on phone on Tuesday, January 23, Mr Omondi said he had posted the picture on Instagram without noticing that his cojones were showing through his shorts.

“No, it (viral picture) was not intentional. I had innocently posted the picture and four minutes after it went online, I noticed that I was receiving a lot of comments on it. I logged in to check the Instagram users’ feedback. It is then that I realised that a part of my manhood was showing through my pair of shorts. For a moment, I was confused on what to do. I contemplated deleting the picture, but on second thought, I decided it remains on the platform. I cannot correct God’s work,” said Mr Omondi.

The funnyman said he does not regret posting the controversial picture.

“The most private part of my body are my bones, and the whole world knows about my skinniness. I choose to overlook what online users are saying on Instagram about the controversial picture. I am a comedian; my work is to make people laugh. So long as my actions make them laugh, I am happy.”

Mr Omondi and his Italian girlfriend, Chantal Grazioli, are in Kenya’s Coast for holiday after Ms Grazioli returned to the country from Italy after a five-month stay in the European nation.

The couple flew to Mombasa on Sunday, January 21 and is expected to return to Nairobi on Wednesday, January 24.

BILLBOARD STUNT

Eric Omondi, early last week, pulled a rare stunt, when he welcomed Ms Grazioli at the JKIA with a billboard written: ‘Welcome Home Chantal’. The stunt received thousands of comments on social media.

In an interview with eDaily, the comedian urged men not to feel pressurized into going out of their financial span to please their partners, simply because a celebrity chose to pull a rare, expensive stunt for his lover.

“These things are not really extraordinary. If you are able to do these things, do them,” he told eDaily.

“I planned the surprise for two months. I hunted for a billboard which was at an exit point from the JKIA. I needed one which was at a high traffic area. The Chinese Digital service provider had placed their advert on a billboard, which I had deemed to be on a very strategic spot. I reached out to them and they liked the idea, which saw us partnering,” said Eric Omondi.

“I opted for the billboard placement because it is a move which, until then, had not been pulled by any couple in Kenya. I’d initially thought of placing the message on a screen at the airport, unfortunately there are no screens at the JKIA, which left me with no choice but to go the billboard way. I wanted to welcome Chantal to Kenya after five months of being away in Italy,” said Eric Omondi.

‘DON’T BREAK THE BANK TO PLEASE YOUR PARTNER’

“I have seen men on social media claiming I set the standards so high for them, and that their partners would, probably, want a similar treat. What I can say is that that was Eric Omondi doing his thing. He can afford it. Men should not feel pressurized into hiring billboards to relay their love messages to their partners. People are different; and that is why there is Eric Omondi, Jonathan Otieno, Alfred Mwangi, we have wazungus, Africans… People are different. So, I am not asking people to do what I did,” said Eric Omondi.

“I am happy she (Chantal) is home,” concluded the comedian.

Eric Omondi was asked how much the whole stunt cost him, but he did not reveal the enquired details.

 

 

 

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