ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Local Human Rights Group, War Against Women – WAR – wants a song which it says promotes violence against females and is extremely offensive, banned.
The song in question “Kick een she back door” is rendered by Toriano “Onyan” Edwards of Burning Flames-fame.
President of WAR, Alexandrina Wong has taken her fight for the banning of the song to Minister responsible for Gender Affairs, Dr. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro as well as Information Minister, Dr Edmond Mansoor.
Wong said all steps must be taken to ensure all local media houses and agencies connected with the media and carnival, immediately stop playing the song in public.
Wong told OBSERVER Media the authorities need to implement a system that would ensure songs are reviewed and ultimately pulled from the airwaves and public broadcasting when the contents are considered offensive or encourage criminal behaviour.
She is not concerned that artistes might not like such censorship.
Meantime, Onyan said he is standing by his song.