Ugandan businesswoman Zari Hassan has explained why her son Raphael claimed he was gay.
In a post on Instagram, Zari said the teenager has been receiving nude pictures from older women and he decided to rebuff their advancements by claiming he is gay.
"He came out to say he is ay because women are after him. Grown women have been sending nude pictures... He said that to push these people off he has a girlfriend," Zari said.
The mother of 5, added that if his son ever comes out to him as gay she will support him and help him out as any loving parent would do.
On Wednesday, Zari Hassan and Ivan Ssemwanga’s son Raphael, through a live Instagram video, revealed that he finds men more attractive than women.
Raphael pointed out that it is something he has been thinking about for too long and has come to the realisation that he likes gents.
"I took some time, I was thinking every time, and I think I like gents. You guys might judge me, you might think it’s not who I am, but in my heart, I see gents attractive and not females but that’s just what it is," the teen said.
Children do encounter sexual predators on Instagram and the site has been identified as one of the most dangerous Apps where predators groom children.