Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister To Write BBC Three for ‘Offensive’ Comedy Show

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will be writing to BBC Three about an episode of a comedy called Jamaican Countdown. The black British comedy show, Famalam, is being promoted on social media but has garnered negative responses from viewers labeling it as being offensive and racially stereotypical.

Johnson Smith responded to a tweet from the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council Representative for South UK, Nathaniel Peat. Peat noted that the Jamaican community in the UK has expressed serious concerns at how offensive the content in the show is. On the other hand, Johnson Smith called the video outrageous and offensive to Jamaica.