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Gays Steps Up Their Pressure On Beenie Man, Protest Another Show

The gay community still has beef with Beenie Man despite his very public apology to them earlier this year.

Just weeks after a California based gay rights group threatened to protest a show in that state that the dancehall king is booked for, another group, the Gay Liberation Network (GLN), has also decided to turn up the heat on the deejay.

VIDEO: Beenie Man: “I Respect Gays And Lesbians”

Beenie Man, who is booked to perform at The Shrine in Chicago, may see that show cancelled if the GLN have their ways. The show, scheduled for November 22, is being promoted by head of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), Ephraim Martin.

The group issued a letter to the promoters of the show demanding a meeting with the intention to have Beenie Man ousted.

This is what they say in the letter:

“I wish it were possible to say that this artist performs music that is simply engaging entertainment with a great beat and sometimes gritty lyrics. Sadly, this is not the case due to Beenie Man’s history of frequent calls for violence against gays and lesbians. Such calls are anything but ‘entertainment’ when directed against a vulnerable and oppressed minority.”

“Because of his advocacy of violence toward our people and his checkered and inconsistent relationship to the global LGBT community, we respectfully request that management of The Shrine show its respect for our community and rescind its offer to have Beenie Man perform at its venue. We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss this matter further.”

This was the same venue Mavado recently put on a massive performance without incident.

Urban Islandz tried to reach out to Beenie Man and the promoters for a comment but our calls were not returned.

Do you think Beenie Man should have issued that apology?

Sound off below.

 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000565518406 James Maxwell

    batty man dem fi low beenie man.

  • http://urban krazy

    Yes

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004688822261 Moy Root

    Sometimes I wonder if these gay men are feeling a bit jealous towards some of the jamaican dancehall singers, hence their constant nagging when its not even relevant, because jamaican entertainers are not the only ones who publicly denounce gays, but they leave everybody else around the world and only focus on one set of people, even when those entertainers obviously moved on.

  • gaza queen

    a true dm fi leave the man alone them want him fi apologise and him apologise. wah else dem want? him fi turn gau to fi please dem? kmt we burn battyman,kmft

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    THE FIRST COMMANDMENT OF GOD THE CREATOR THAT CREATED THE SKY, THE BIRDS, TREE, THE OCEAN, ANIMALS, HUMANS BEING. MAN AND WOMAN MUST MULTIPLIES AND HAVE CHILDREN.- WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE ON EARTH TO RECOGNISE GOD CREATION, BE GRATEFUL, THANKFUL TO GOD. WE GOT A TICKET FROM GOD MOTHER WOMB -EARTH- GRAVE. OUR DAYS ON EARTH IS SHORT. WE WHERE BORN TO BE TESTED AND IF Y RECONISE THE CREATION OF GOD HE WILL HELP US TO GO THROUGH OUR TEST ON EARTH BEFORE WE DIE.

    • Derrol

      Can’t believe that u believe in that sh-t. Jamaicans need to mind their own business and leave the gay community alone. Ur referencing a religion that was forced upon ur ancestors. Real ignorance

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    CAN TWO MAN HAS CHILDREN IN THE ANUS THAT CREATOR CREATED FOR THE BATHROOM TO PA$$ GAS AND WASTE MATTER.