Weeks ago Citizen TV host Joey Muthengi was under fire for saying that she loves older men
Joey was touted a “sponsor loving media personality” and this phrase seems to have made the cookie crumble.
Joey took to her Instagram to defend herself in a long post.
“Can we kill that story now about my non-existent ‘old’ men? It was a bit I did for an entertainment TV segment. Never have I ever nor am I planning on ever dating a known or unknown Kenyan Politician or older man for profit,”
She went on saying;
I have worked my ass off in this industry since 2009. I’ve been without a place to call my own, been rejected from job interviews cause I wasn’t dressed the correct way, borrowed money from my bro to go print and distribute my CV… yet everyone stayed silent b/c they didn’t know me, been told I wasn’t the right fit numerous times, been in a Ma3 with nothing but my last 50 Bob,(While I was on my 1st TV Show), hanging around Capital FM hoping they might need someone to voice their next ad…😁 being rejected for jobs time and time again.
I’ve had potential male employers try to meet me at pubs rather than offices. Honey, I’ve seen it all. Despite the fact that I’d studied & excelled at Journalism (B.A) and interned at the Voice of America in Washington D.C, It all felt like it had all meant nothing at some point,”
She went on adding that;
“But God’s Grace kept me pushing through.
You can do your research and quote me on that. So I kept hustling…and many years later here I am 😊. Still standing. I’d like to believe that every job I’ve ever gotten…I’ve gotten it on merit.
Clearly, sarcasm doesn’t translate well on Social Media. So I apologize for my delivery but thank you for those who got it. 😊😉. Love you 💙,”
She also had a message for the bloggers saying;
“To the bloggers…Call me 💙(Seriously, nobody has called me for a comment in years 🤨. Yet the articles keep coming…). Y’all know my number. I’m happy to give a comment. The tarnishing of my name is not fair. At all. I’m always happy to clear the air. Just ask 😑. Jesus still loves you though..amidst all the chaos.
So let me end this here. Don’t judge people 😔. I’m blessed. And I’m forever grateful. I’m not dating a Governor. It was a joke that started on my show. I work as hard now as I did the day when I had nothing. That is all. Bless up 🙏🏼,”