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Black Hypocrisy

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

It was just yesterday when a photo of Jamaican born Dancehall + Hip Hop Artiste "Spice" created a frenzy in Jamaica.

The photo showcased Spice with a much lighter skin-tone that sparked several conversations as well as worry and pandemonium across the Island --so what's the big deal? Literally, what's the big deal? The minute I saw the photo I knew it was not real -- Spice dropped her Mix Tape yesterday and since she's been in the predominantly Black Hip Hop community in Atlanta, she would have learned about a publicity stunt and a way to shock people into talking about her thereby creating a buzz. 



So many Jamaicans got in their feelings bashing the entertainer saying how could she "sell out" her race and country to look "white", there was even a dedicated video (or 10) about racism and colorism in Jamaica after the photo surfaced. Yes, those issues exist, but this time it wasn't that deep! 

I find that many Jamaicans don't read and lack the ability to reason and jump to conclusions without first looking into facts and add a bit of common sense. As a millennial living in the "age of information" and enlightenment it is quite shocking that some Jamaicans are so easily tricked. 

To all the people who believed and bashed the artiste, what other ludicrous things will you believe without first looking into it? Even if it was real, Isn't it her body and her choice? Who are you to say what a person should do to themselves?

#Black Hypocrisy is the 1st track on the Mix Tape that is now at number 1 on the Reggae Charts. Isn't it amazing how I "tricked" people with the title of the post and got people in their feelings who probably thought this would be a deep article?  Dear Jamaicans, please read and do thorough Google Search before jumping on a bandwagon.


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