Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Bunji claps back at claims that he 'hates Jamaicans like poison'

Bunji Garlin has no time anyone who falsely accuse him of hate. 

The lyricist, known for his calm demeanor, went off on someone who accused him of "hating Jamaicans like poison". 

Bunji posted a video on Thursday of a performance with Jamaican dancehall artist Aidonia on Instagram in Brooklyn. 

A commenter by the name of @Keisha14roen replied, accusing Bunji (and Trinidad and Tobago) of "hating Jamaicans like poison" and asked him if he was aware of how a Jamaican pregnant woman was treated while in Trinidad. 

The commenter was referencing an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer  in which a young Jamaican mother spoke of her harrowing experience while attempting to go through immigration at Piarco International Airport. The mother, along with her four-month-old baby, were detained by Trinidad immigration after one officer spoke to her in a derogatory manner and said she had overstayed her welcome even though she had all the requisite documentation. She said that her passport was taken away and she was locked in a motel overnight with no food or water and no means of feeding her infant. She was later put on a plane and sent back to Jamaica.

Bunji, clearly upset by the accusation, replied to @Keisha14roen sarcastically asking her whether he looked like a doctor. "Trinidadians don't even listen to soca like how they listen to dancehall in Trinidad so what hate are you talking about?"

loopjamaica Bunji Garlin responds to troll on Instagram

He then posted a screen grab of the interaction and addressed his fans, saying, "It have no hiding here. Come around me and we going the distance and get your facts straight when tagging me in your bull***t. After me and all these Jamaican people I have in my life like family this f*****g idiot @keisha14roen trying this stunt on this nice day after yesterday’s event nice vibes with me and Aidonia??"

While most people applauded his response, others urged him not to engage with trolls. While not his usual manner, given the type of accusation it's understandable that he would be upset.  

The post was later deleted and instead posted another video of his performance with the caption, "We had such a beautiful night last night NYC. Big Bad BBQ was just a wonderful mix of the Caribbean. Unity is the road we hope to walk on."



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