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Tacky pregnancy announcement

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir

I WAS shocked and saddened to read on The Gleaner's website (Monday, April 23) that Jamaica's former beauty queen,Yendi Phillipps, had announced her out-of-wedlock pregnancy on Facebook!

I see this as social suicide, tacky, downright rude and online etiquette gone wrong!

For me, this special life-changing moment is something that should be done in person, not via a paragraph on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter.

Would she have walked down the street with a microphone telling the world she is pregnant with her first child? How about giving the child a chance to enter the world before the child is thrust into the online limelight?

I won't bother to mention the negative comments being made online about her previous partner, Asafa Powell, as he prepares for the 2012 London Olympics.

Barbara Johnson

Kingston 5