First things first – religion is always a very ticklish subject and our corporate citizens and advertisers and then our citizens and entertainers pick up the cue- so I am saying- “Enough is enough!”
For Eid and Divali we do not get extra alcohol commercials, with scantily clad females parading. If we use the argument that it is a free country and the airwaves can play anything and entertainers sing anything, why does it not happen at other non-Christian holidays? Christmas I know is “Open parang, fete and party season”- but the songs must be appropriate. Keep it tasteful.
AS Bryden, please make some adjustments. Radio 100.1FM – it is not “Xmas promotion” time- its Christmas. Is it just downright disrespect, taking the Christ out of Christmas? I want some respect as a Christian – from our advertisers and entertainers- all and sundry. Please let us keep the Christ in Christmas. It is Christmas time- Christ is the reason for the season.
Next, we have to deal with the quality of the parang soca tunes; they have gone from bad to worst. If it is not in keeping with the Christmas story, some creative and cultural writing is okay, but please keep it clean or it must not be played on our airwaves. For too long “we Christians” have been too tolerant and it is now being overdone. No wonder our young people have lost their sense of sin and their perception of anything goes is the norm. This has gone too far and for too long. If we want to “fix Trinidad and Tobago”- we must also look at this very important aspect of our culture and music as it degrades women in song, or pushes people into drinking and other excessive behaviour.
Christians take a stand! Don’t let the advertisers cash in on us and our children. We are the ones targeted by their ads.
The latest word from some corporate clients is that they are not giving to school or churches, yet they pump millions into the press and electronic media to attract our membership dollars.
To the office party organisers – Carnival has its time and place. Christmas is not a time for calypso music to overpower the office shindigs. I have often heard people complaining about the lack of good mellow music at these events. It’s Christmas time, not the Carnival break away – that comes in February or March.
So Trinbago … it’s the time for loving, giving, a time to be of good cheer. Stop the jam, wining and disrespectful songs on our airwaves for the season.
Please Archbishops Gilbert and Harris make a statement and clear the air on what is appropriate.