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Which skin was vulgar Spice in?

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I want to make it clear from the outset that I am no expert on dancehall music, except for time and again when I will 'buss' two lines on social media for laughter.

However, I was privy to a video interview posted on social media and on the Instagram page of Grace Hamilton, aka Spice. In the video, a seemingly upset Spice went into the gutter when she told the interviewer to go "suck" his mother. It would seem to me that based on what was said in the video, the interviewer or the entity he represented had made some prior comments about Spice, about which she was livid.

Spice, your behaviour and utterances on that interview set were vulgar and crude. You owe this young man an apology, as well as the many young girls you intended to reach via your foundation.

Surely, you could have handled this better. If you disagreed with the young man's criticism, you could have simply declined the interview.

Having gone back and looked at a report of the launch of the Grace Hamilton Foundation, Spice was quoted as saying, "I want to separate the Grace Hamilton Foundation totally from Spice." And so I ask, which skin were you in when you made those vulgar remarks?

RALSTON CHAMBERLAIN

ralston.chamberlain@alum.utoronto.ca

Toronto, Canada