Women’s group wants Dancehall artist Alkaline banned from Suriname
The Women’s Parliament Forum (VPF) wants Alkaline to face the music for mistreating a dancer, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
The Jamaican dancehall star performed in Flamboyant Park in Paramaribo on September 26, headlining the Back to School live performance.
During his performance, he tried to dance with a Surinamese dancer who was onstage.
She moved away, prompting the artiste to forcefully seize her for a second attempt.
The dancer once more moved away, after which Alkaline demanded her removal from the stage, encouraging the crowd to chant for her dismissal.
The VPF finds it unfortunate that Alkaline has yet to offer a public apology for the incident. They believe that he has handled the younger lady with great disrespect.
The lack of motion following the incident displeases the group. The public silence resounds loudly as approval for the disrespectful behaviour.
The VPF believes that the boundaries that women set should be respected and that violent responses to such boundaries are very troubling.
They say that Alkaline behaved as if the girl had violated him by refusing a dance when it is he that truly violated her with his brutish response.
They call upon the Minister of Justice and Police, Jennifer van Dijk-Silos, to instruct police to react forcefully in such circumstances.
They also want the unrepentant Alkaline banned from the country.