Mac knocks ‘pull-down mentality’
POPULAR EMCEE Mac Fingall has lambasted the media for spreading “negative” images of the Crop Over Festival, with criticisms including out-of-key singing.
Fingall also accused Barbadians of being seemingly afraid to embrace their own music – ragga and spouge – and blamed some entertainment writers for perpetuating a “slave mentality”.
But broadcaster Admiral Nelson dismissed the charges as baseless. He said the media did not bash young entertainers and any criticisms were meant to ensure high standards were always maintained in entertainment.
At the launch of ADC/Digicel De Big Show tent at Plantation Restaurant yesterday, Fingall told the media not to “pick out no two pictures of fellows fighting [from] six hours of a show, one minute of foolishness” and focus on it in a report.
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