Thursday 28 May, 2020

WATCH: Public apology from distasteful curfew video producer

A screengrab from a video of the Arnett Gardens, St Andrew man who publicly defied the ongoing curfew orders in a video posted on social media on Wednesday, extending a public apology on for his actions on Friday.

A screengrab from a video of the Arnett Gardens, St Andrew man who publicly defied the ongoing curfew orders in a video posted on social media on Wednesday, extending a public apology on for his actions on Friday.

On Wednesday of this week, day one of the ongoing nighttime curfew order that has been imposed by the Government as part of efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, an extremely vulgar video surfaced on social media with an individual blasting the restrictions and, in the process, directing unsavory comments at Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The video quickly went viral.

The man behind the video, a resident of Arnett Gardens in lower St Andrew, was quickly picked up by the police, and he has since come under intense pressure for his unflattering actions.

On Friday, he was back in the video business, but this time in a penitent mood, during which he repeatedly apologised to the prime minister, the people of Jamaica, and the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), whose authority and ability to keep him restricted during the applicable hours, was openly challenged in the initial video.

Flanked by an attorney, he expressed remorse while conceding to the seriousness of the global pandemic, and going on to urge persons to focus on his changed position, and not on his distasteful and rebellious rant more than a day before.

Watch the video below of the apology and more.

 

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