Actress Goldie Hawn has denounced
Nigeria's anti-gay law after tweeting that she had met the nation's
“wonderful” president, Goodluck Jonathan.
“Met the wonderful President of
Nigeria @JGoodlucktweets today in #Davos @wef,” she messaged to her
more than half-a-million followers along with a photo of the two
Jonathan recently signed a law that
prohibits the state from recognizing the relationships of gay
couples, mandates a 14-year prison sentence for anyone who enter a
same-sex marriage or civil union, prohibits the public promotion of
gay rights and outlaws gay clubs and organizations.
Hawn later released a statement saying
she was unaware of the law.
“Like too many Americans I had no
idea what sort of persecution and discrimination LGBT people in
Nigeria are going through,” she
said. “I am shocked, appalled and heartbroken. STOP these
Hawn has since taken down the tweet.