THE EDITOR, Sir:
It worries me greatly that Sting, with all its negative lyrics, foul language (I thought we had a law that makes cursing on stage illegal), was supported and attended by our (past and present) minister of youth and culture, Junior Minister Damion Crawford, and others.
Is this really what we should be promoting? How does endorsing (by attendance) two big women, cursing out one another, gesticulating in an obscene manner, grabbing their bits and parts, describing in graphic detail what they portray to be their only asset, help the country?
Then we wonder why our little girls are so confused about what is right and acceptable. We wonder why so many of our men feel they can constantly disrespect and abuse our girls and women.
Our culture is not wine and grind and who has the biggest, tightest whatever; who can shoot who; who can bend/back up who fi dead. This might have become culturalised in our country, but it is not our culture. So to see our minister of culture at the event supporting the slackness that is making things so difficult for the children and hence, the ministry of youth, is mind-boggling. It is sending the wrong message as a representative of Jamaican culture. It saddens me deeply.