Left; Bride (Real owner)  Right; Mercy Aigbe

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe came under attack last week over her birthday outfit, which was shared on Instagram.

An aggrieved bride @rettypety on Instagram whose wedding was scheduled for 29th December 2017 had called out her designer, Maryam Elisha (@rikaotobyme) for giving out a gown meant for her wedding to the Nollywood actress for her 40th birthday photos.

This generated reactions from Nigerians as some called on the actress to take down the picture and apologise to the bride, while others rained insults on her.

However, some in support of the actress said the designer should be blamed as Mercy may not be aware of circumstance.

Mercy has now taken to her Instagram page to react to the saga. She wrote;

 “I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure. I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.”