The Gully Vs Gaza issue has been the most talked about and publicized topic since the start of the year. This new dancehall fever of Gully Vs Gaza has already become more popular than both political parties (JLP & PNP). However, the big question is what would be your reaction if you were to hear Bruce Golding shouting "A Gaza Mi Seh," publicly? Would it be just as shocking if the world's fastest man Usain Bolt shout it as well?
OutAroad.com went out a road and conducted a vox-pop asking the public: Should Usain Bolt take sides in the Gully, Gaza feud? Especially he's about to get Government honors.
Below are the public opinions.
Stacey Bell, 27 - Secretary:
First of all everyone is entitled to his/her opinion but with success and role-model-ship, you are expecting one's opinion to not being bias even when that is their intended choice. Bolt has to understand that being the world fastest man on earth comes with a price and that is maturity, respect and adjusting your lifestyle and personality to fit the innocent admiration he gets from the public.
Nicholas, 25 - Vendor:
Mi nuh agree wid wha bolt a gwaan wid mi not going to be ignorant like some people and put negative over positive. Mi have youths and dem look up to Bolt so dat means seh whatever him like a dat them a guh like to and even though I am lover of Mavado's music mi wouldn't want fi guh home one day and hear mi likkle son a seh Gully. Bolt mi respect yuh and di I only want fi si the best for yuh but yuh need fi know dat the gully people dem love you as well so please no segregation.
Gary aka Biggie, 20 - Unemployed:
Yow a Gaza mi seh and if the big man a seh Gaza to what's wrong wid dat, don't Asafa a seh Gully? Mi personally nuh have a problem wid it because mi know that it's just for entertainment. Mek mi repeat whe di dads seh "A Gaza mi seh, and who nuh like dat jump inna gully…Gaza.
Nascine Hill, 19 - College Student:
I am going to blame this on Bolt's management team. You have to understand that Bolt is still a young man who wishes to enjoy his younger years as any other young person would. To me Bolt doesn't cares about being a star when he's off the track he just wants to be human once he's not on duties and that you have to respect. But from the very first time he shouted Gaza on national TV then his management team should have let Bolt be aware of the negative impact this Gaza and Gully feud can have on his career.
Mrs. Stanford, 33 - Business Woman:
We are all saying this and that but I think the problem is Bolt doesn't even realise that he's bigger than this Gaza and Gully antics. Bolt should be the one to hold a press meeting inviting both Mavado and Vybz Kartel which he would call for peace between both artistes. However, at the end of the day I would not blame it on Bolt, blame it on immaturity.
Yvonne Wilks, 30- Nurse:
I am not a fan of feuding dancehall artistes, but when someone like Bolt who I give great respect to stoop-low to a Gaza, Gully level and behave as if he's a 13 year-old that hurts. I hope when he receive his honors, they will appoint someone to train him how to act in the eyes of the public because he definitely needs training. Where are the role models when you need one, oh I guess they are "pon di Gaza"?