Following the Backlash from the Just ended Lusaka July 2022 event, PR Girl Media which organized the event has issued a statement. The uproar is emerging from the alleged gay behavior which was displayed during the event by some attendees. Below is the statement issued by managing partners Monde and Chishimba;
“We have noted with displeasure that there are pictures circulating online that have been fabricated and exaggerated by critics of the popular event. Please note that all pictures from the event had been taken by accredited and official photographers for the event, and from our records, we have not received any photos of a homosexual nature as purported by online critics.
It is unfortunate that respectable people in our society such as Emmanuel Mwamba, Dr Nervous Mumba and other political figures are capitalising on the event and using this debacle as political espionage specifically to fight their political battle with the UPND government. It is disappointing that these officials are promoting propaganda and have chosen to ignore the value that the event holds in creating revenue for the entertainment and fashion industry in Zambia. Experienced diplomats such as Ambassadors Mwamba and Dr Mumba should be in a position to know better.
As a business and event promoter that operates in the entertainment industry, we are registered under the National Arts Council and we have always operated within the confines of the law and we will continue to adhere to the laws of Zambia in our future commercial activities. We urge the public to exercise patience and understanding as we share accurate video and photo footage of the event which is the true representation of our business and the Lusaka July event.”