Katy Perry Song complaint from a letter to the Gleaner

the letter below appeared in the Gleaner regarding Katy Perry’s i Kissed a Girl song
(um like soooo late this song has been out so long now)


reads as follows:
The Editor, Sir:

On February 4, at 6:12 a.m. I was listening to Zip 103 FM, and I heard a disturbing selection of music. The selector was playing a song sang by a woman (Katy Perry – I had to look it up) who was singing “I kissed a girl and I liked it”.

What is wrong with you people? I don’t want my daughter getting remotely familiar with the homosexual undertones of those words. Please keep your lewd music inside the comfort of your own homes. My children often turn to your station and it is songs like these that trigger my protective mode and shut you off (which I did on the morning of February 4).

I love my old-time Jamaican values which do not include homosexuality. Please do not use your station to push the homosexual agenda on my children. I look forward to a public apology from you.

I am, etc.,

MARLENE FOOTE

marlenefoote@yahoo.com

Spanish Town PO

here is a response to this post from a reader we decided to post it,
-from Schifrah
True! better that your daughter listen to “traditional” Jamaican lyrics that promote violence and misogyny:

example 1…Girl ah wanna push on you wit dis ting protruding, youre acting kinda shy, still i will be intruding… (Sizzla)

Example 2….Cock up yuh bumpa a likkle moreCock it up mek mi slam it like a door(Put yuh hands on di floor!!!)Yuh hear mi love it when mi talk to herSplit and spread out like manure …(Elephant Man)

Example 3. “Oh! Rub up di fat piece a somethin on my willy Long time she tell mi seh she waan mi fi filly ” (Capleton)

Um… can someone explain to me why the Kate Perry lyrics are somehow more offensive than these? Nuff said!

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Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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  1. True! better that your daughter listen to “traditional” Jamaican lyrics that promote violence and misogyny: example 1…Girl ah wanna push on you wit dis ting protruding, youre acting kinda shy, still i will be intruding… (Sizzla)Example 2….Cock up yuh bumpa a likkle moreCock it up mek mi slam it like a door(Put yuh hands on di floor!!!)Yuh hear mi love it when mi talk to herSplit and spread out like manure …(Elephant Man)Example 3. “Oh! Rub up di fat piece a somethin on my willy Long time she tell mi seh she waan mi fi filly ” (Capleton)Um… can someone explain to me why the Kate Perry lyrics are somehow more offensive than these? Nuff said!

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