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Jamaica: Man attacked by homophobic mob for ‘wearing lipstick’

  • Truth

    Mindless, ignorant, pathetic, hypocritical bigots. Presumably, if he’d been a rapist – no-one would have batted an eyelid ….?

  • TomSatsuma

    Mixed in with all the anger is a sense of just how ridiculous they are, even some pity.

    It’s like a Monty Python sketch – they are so insecure about their manliness that they literally form a murderous mob because one guy has lipstick on.


  • wadeisin1971

    Social stigmas that are supported by laws result in this type of emboldened hatred.

  • Lordluggage46

    We should encourage anyone we know (family, friends, colleagues, etc) to avoid spending their tourist dollars in any of these disgusting countries. In the end, nothing shouts louder than money in this sad world.

  • Martin R

    The most surprising part of this story is the fact the poor guy had the nerve to put on lipstick in public in probably one of the most homophobic and dangerous countries in the world.

  • When I was younger I really wanted to travel to Jamaica, it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations. Unfortunately, I don’t think I will ever go there.

    I used to work with a Jamaican woman who moved here about ten years ago, and she hates going back to visit family. Crime is out of control, gangs roam the streets, mobs rule various areas of the country and corruption is rife throughout. It’s one of the most violent places you could ever travel to. You can’t set one foot out of the tourist areas, because if you did there’s a good chance you would be viciously robbed and left to die in the gutter within minutes.

    People should not be fooled by the pretty pictures of pristine beaches and smiling locals. It’s a manufactured bubble in a country no more secure and pleasant than Iraq.

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