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Don't be a babymother in a bungle, Krystal

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I would like to first congratulate the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) President Krystal Tomlinson and entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis on their pregnancy.

However, I would like to also state that Ms Tomlinson has put herself out there as a public figure and as a political youth leader, and being pregnant out of wedlock doesn't bode well because it sends a negative message that the young masses should accept and hug up the babymother syndrome plaguing Jamaica.

I was expecting Ms. Tomlinson to be a new leader with fresh ideas, one who would show Jamaica that one can pursue a career, get married and start a traditional Jamaican family as a married couple.

She doesn't need anyone's permission to conceive, because it's her and her partner's choice, but 'de optics nuh look good'. Legislation of 1976 legitimised children born out of wedlock, which was followed up by the Neville 'Struggle' Martin hit song with the lyrics, "nuh bastard nuh deh again'.

 

Do the right thing

 

I believe that Beenie Man should do the right thing and put a 'ring on it' in order to legitimise her status. After all, she is a role model.

Ms Tomlinson, a child is a beautiful gift from God, but remember that you also have a young and easily influenced audience, so if you want to be taken serious as a leader, please do what great leaders do and lead.

Don't be one of the babymothers of the man who has professed to have nuff gyal -- and babymothers in a bungle!

PATRICK CALLUM

patrickcallum@yahoo.com