Asabuyegeda religious group sues Filfilu along with 12 comedians.
13 Ethiopian comedians will appear in court on Tuesday for their comedy
production “Eyangualele.” Asabuyegeda religious group accused comedians
Bereket Bekele (Filfilu), Temesgen Melaku, Tilahun Elfineh, Wanosoch,
Muluken Teshome, and others of defaming the religion and presenting it
as an organization to promote prostitution. The group also indicates
that the comedians misused the materials such as Jebena, coffee cup and
burners in a way that disdains the Asabuyegeda religious group.
According to Bereket Bekele, the comedians didn’t have an intention to
disdain any religion and the comedy work is to entertain the society.
Some spectators commented that the materials are Ethiopian traditional
heritages and the law suit is ridiculous.