Hawn quickly apologised soon after she was educated on the country’s recently-passed anti-LGBTI laws that can have LGBTI people imprisoned for up to 14 years, among other things.
Hawn tweeted that she was horrified, embarrassed and misinformed.
In a public statement Hawn said: “Like too many Americans I had no idea what sort of persecution and discrimination LGBT people in Nigeria are going through.
“I am shocked, appalled and heartbroken. STOP these atrocities!”