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Mutabaruka supports Malahoo Forte’s flag tweet, but questions its legal grounds

Outspoken dub poet and philosopher Mutabaruka has agreed with controversial statements made by the Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte, but questions her legal reasoning.

Malahoo Forte came under fire earlier this week for a controversial tweet labeling the US Embassy’s decision to fly the LGBT flag at half mask in mourning for the 49 people killed in a mass Orlando shooting as “disrespectful” to the laws of Jamaica.

Mutabaruka has however pointed out that there is no law in place preventing the US Embassy from hoisting the flag on their grounds, despite his personal views rejecting homosexuality.

According Mutabaruka “We totally reject the flying of the flag, But I do not know of any law that says you cannot fly that flag in Jamaica,” he added.

“I need to get some legal advise. If a man a walk down the street with a flag like that, can police lock him up. I know of no such law,” said the radio host.

The issue which has now gained the attention of the international media and has been carried by USA Today and BBC.

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