Back in 2014, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act, effectively making it illegal to be gay. On top of that, the law made it illegal not to report someone you know to be gay. The Constitutional Court annulled the law, but the Ugandan President is once again making headlines with his regressive views on sex and sexual relations between consenting adults.
Last Friday, he decided to rail against oral sex:
In the video, he says:
Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders. One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex. …We know the address of sex, we know where sex is.
Um, okay. Many people were having none of it:
— SPIKE11 (@SpikeArmstrong) April 18, 2018
I bet that went down well
— Jamie Taylor (@Jamitay1977) April 19, 2018
Was it said tongue in cheek ?
— Mrs Blodwen? (@MrsBlodwen) April 18, 2018
Others decided to get reflective about their own relationships:
My wife’s idea of oral sex is to sit me down & talk me out of it. #mikereid
— Winston Smith (@Winston27146006) April 18, 2018
I must have married the president of Uganda
— Chris (@ccama15) April 18, 2018
But mostly, people thought there were likely better ways for him to spend his time:
Cause apparently there's nothing else to worry about in Uganda…smh . https://t.co/mYDN89OzE7
— OkayAfrica (@okayafrica) April 19, 2018
You'd think he'd fixed all the other things in Uganda and now was on item 498 of his to do list. https://t.co/4I71S4V33u
— Nanjala Nyabola (@Nanjala1) April 18, 2018
And didn’t know how he’d enforce the law:
How is he going to implement this ban? Or even know those who disobey the ban?
— me, the hedonist (@makagutu_o) April 18, 2018
Lol. The thing about laws is that they need to be enforceable. How does he plan on doing this?
Policing morality is always disastrous because it literally never works.
Uncle Museveni cannot be in all bedrooms in Uganda, he should therefore, mind his own business.
— Elayne (@ElayneOkaya) April 18, 2018
And one man summed up what we were all thinking:
if the mouth is for eating then he should stop using it to talk this kind of nonsense
— chidozie ekwensi (@chidofauxreal) April 18, 2018
Let’s hope this doesn’t become the next bill he signs.