Chronixx says he is prepared to be judged after he came under harsh criticisms on social media following a post on Instagram on Thursday (April 9), regarding the United States (US) criminal record of National Hero Marcus Garvey.
“This man…still have a criminal record in the United States and we glorifying some waste man! This man was hunted and imprisoned by our Jamaican government… who some years later paved a peaceful and safe path for the US President to address us … a “race of good for nothings”!!! That’s why black faces don’t mean anything to Rasta anymore.” – Chronixx via Instagram.
The outspoken reggae artiste criticised the fact that Jamaicans were glorifying a ‘waste man’, while Garvey, who he says “paved a peaceful and safe path for the US President to address us”, still has a criminal record in that country.
His post was made on the second day of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Jamaica.
The comment has not go down well with some users. Some user criticized the entertainer, calling him ill-informed, arrogant and insolent.
His comments caused fans to erupt on Facebook and Instagram, chastising the artiste for being “disrespectful and out of line”. Others were shocked and disappointed, saying they never expected such a post from Chronixx.
The post by the entertainer got 6100 Likes on Facebook and up to news time nearly 2000 likes on Instagram.
He has since removed the post from Instagram, replacing it with one inferring that he is prepared to be judged for his opinion.
“Evolution time now. After all the talk…judge and you shall be judged my elders say. I don’t mind the judgement of my Human family. I expect to be judged and told when I’m wrong…that’s actually a very healthy thing for me. Now for you….remember the words of the Likkle one from Spanish town said. The media will take it from here, twist it in the best interest of their “story”. And the struggle continues. Let jah be praised in all things. I read all the comments and now I see who is who! Love.
May the teachings of our beloved Marcus Garvey forever take root in our hearts. May the leaders of today take counsel in his divine teachings. May the leaders of tomorrow reap the fruits of his timeless works.” – Chronixx via Instagram.
The artiste has previously spoken out on controversial issues concerning the Jamaican Government and ministers specifically.
In one of his recent statements he chastised Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna on her performance in the ministry.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who hosted Obama for bilateral talks, had asked him to exonerate Garvey, before Chronixx’s statement. The Prime minister said she told Obama it is the “deep desire of the government and people of Jamaica” to have Garvey exonerated of the conviction that got him deported back to his Jamaican homeland in 1927.
Marcus Garvey was convicted for Mail Fraud in 1923 and deported to Jamaica.
The government has used various channels over the years to get a pardon, including a request by the former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to President Ronald Reagan when he visited Jamaica in 1982.