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Gayle's behavior is an affront to Jamaica's civility

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 11:07 PM


Chris Gayle's shocking and sickening solicitation of the affection and company of the Australian female reporter on camera must be seen for what it really is-a demonstration of the worst kind of crassness. And if this display of gutter-wallowing was not upsetting enough, persons on social media frighten the 'daylight' out of some of us by shamelessly saying that nothing is wrong with what Gayle did.

More Jamaicans need to realise that this 'no-problem' mentality does not extend beyond the shores of Jamaica, and that, despite its uniqueness, Jamaica is still a part of the global community which is guided by some established and entrenched conventions

Persons like Christopher Gayle enjoy deceiving themselves that they serve as role model for our children. If Mr. Gayle accepts this designation as a role model for our children,is he then telling our young men that this is how a man should seek to establish friendship with a woman?

Gayle's constant failure to remember to play with his bat close to his pad is now being carried over into this interview where he completely forgot that he was not on the streets of Kingston where young men make it a habit to insult and degrade women with their vilest of languages and gestures.

There is no two ways about it, Gayle's disgusting conduct is a slap in the face of civilised and decent Jamaicans; and no doubt will have negative implications for the cultural advancement that the country has made.