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Jamaican dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel who has in recent weeks raised eyebrows for bleaching his skin, suffered a major blow on February 1, 2011 when leading NY club dj and award winning Irie Jam radio host/program director Dubb Master Chris announced that for Black History Month 2011, he will not play any song from the artiste.
“Black history month is a big deal and we as a people should take every opportunity to celebrate our heritage. I feel if I continue to play Vybez Kartel, an artist who is now very much known for bleaching his skin, it simply sends the wrong message to my young impressionable listeners,” Chris said in a recent interview with the Star newspaper.
“Please understand that I have a lot of love and respect for Kartel’s music. I respect his enormous talent and his individuality. He is one of the great lyricists of our time however, at times I am disappointed in the direction he decides to take his audience even though that is his prerogative,” he noted.