Ethiopia’s most famous female singer-singer, Eritrea News, is losing her job after her comments about Ethiopian women attracted negative attention.
Ethiopian TV channel ERITERA reported Thursday that Eritrea had resigned from her position as an executive producer of ERITRA news, the countrys biggest news channel, and will be stepping down as an associate producer in a matter of weeks.
In a statement on Facebook, ERITEREA said that Eratrea’s comments about the state of Ethiopian women, particularly women of color, were hurtful, disrespectful and offensive.
Her comments were also harmful, disrespectful, and offensive, she said.
She will be replacing Eratreas husband, an African national, as an adviser and associate producer.
ERITEREA is currently in the process of arranging a statement for the public.
Her decision to step down comes amid a growing backlash against Eritres remarks.
Some Ethiopian social media users have demanded Eritera’s resignation and said she should not be allowed to work with the country’s media in the first place.
Ethiastan News has not responded to a request for comment.