|Posted by Vybz Queen on July 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM|
On Wednesday a video was released online showing popular dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer leaving a hospital. He was wearing full white, his face covered by a towel and he was escorted by officers. Now this is becoming a regular occurance as it is alleged that he is suffering from a thyroid condition.
Watch the video below.
What I would like to discuss though is all the support he received in the comments from the video. Out of hundreds of comments all saying #freeworldboss or something similar, one person stood out to me. She did not go along with the masses. Her comment stated "I love world boss just as much as any other fan but this man is a murderer. Why should he be free because he is an artist how can Jamaica ever be a good place if it seems that artists shouldn't go to jail. What if it was your family you all wouldn't be saying to free him."
Her comment really got me thinking because I myself have been one of the persons desperate for him to be released. But the truth is he did commit a heinous crime. And if it was someone we knew personally we would want him locked up for the rest of his life. So is it that artists are above the law? Should they not be punished too? Or is it that we believe he did not get a fair trial and we believe he was sabotaged and set up? Is one life more important than another?
I am sure the family of the victim is still in mourning. They lost a loved one. Sometimes before hopping onto the bandwagon we need to open our eyes and be completely neutral parties. I'm sure many of us would fail if we were ever placed on jury duty as we could not remain impartial.
As much as we love Vybz kartel and we enjoy his music should he not be in prison for murder? If all the evidence was straight forward and there was no tampering would we then be satisfied? Would we be still screaming freeworldboss?
What are your thoughts on this? Share with me in the comments below.