A petition urging the Government to make folklorist Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou) an official national icon, fell well short of its 15,000 signature target as it has received little support from the public.
The petition was signed by just over 1,000 Jamaicans.
“FCUK THE GOVERNMENT AND THE OPPOSITION WEH PETITION AGO FI WAH MISS LOU NEED PETITION TO GET HER RECOGNITION TELL ME NOW DON’T WE ALL KNEW WHAT SHE HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE COUNTRY AND ITS CULTURE MEK MI SEE WHEN MI ALL OLD AND RETIRE HOW DEM AGO DEAL WID MY CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE MUSIC FAKE FONEY FAFUNKY FCUKING MOVE😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡Come on Jamaica 🇯🇲 seriously? Bounty Killer questioned in a post on his Instagram.
“Sustainable Economy, better Homes better Roads. Better media needed but unfortunately I expect it 😂 everyone needs a good laugh. But we nah stoop to them levels,” Bounty Killer adds in reference to a cartoon posted in the observer that he sahred on his Instagram.
The petition was launched by social commentator Kevin O’Brien Chang on Jamaica House’s website on May 12 and received a little over 1000 signatures. The petition closed on September 7, ironically Miss Lou’s birthday.