Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone, real name Joseph Mayanja, has apologized for kissing his brother on the lips while he was on stage at a concert Friday in the capital, Kampala.
Jose Chameleone’s kiss with his musician brother Weasel saw an influential preacher registering a complaint with the Uganda police against the pair, the BBC reported.
It wasn’t the first time the brothers kissed on stage, but recently there has been a sharp rise in anti-gay sentiments in the country, with calls for a crackdown on promoters of same-sex relations, the BBC reported.
“I know most of my friends have been offended and didn’t carry it lightly. I sincerely apologise. It was just too much energy, excitement. I actually regret it,” the musician said in a tweeted video.
The patron of Uganda Musicians Association said he had reached out to Pastor Martin Ssempa with a view to withdraw the complaint against Jose Chameleone, local media reported.