Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission Bans Dancehall/Reggae Music Videos With Females Gyrating In Revealing Clothes


The censorship of Jamaica’s dancehall culture sanctioned by its government continues to create a tense relation between the law makers and some of the countries citizens. Since the start of the year members of the music fraternity argue that the lawmakers are unjustly targeting dancehall.

The latest dispute is between the countries video directors and the broadcasting commission. Video directors are now crying foul. They claim that their creative rights are being threatened by the broadcasts commission’s increase crackdown on inappropriate music videos. Broadcasting Commissioner Cordell Green stands firm by saying “if an artist wants to make a song / video that is aired on local television and cable stations they must stick to the rules”. Such rules forbid suggestive gyrating of the body and the wearing of certain clothes i.e. leggings and tights.

Recently banned for violating the terms of the broadcasting commission has been QQ’s Ghetto Gyal video and TOK’s Walk and Broad Out video. The managing director of HYPE TV says “due to the broadcasting commission’s code they had to ban over 50 music videos”. Video directors are fighting back claiming that this code operates with a double standard, because the broadcast commission allows National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) males shirtless dancing in leggings and sometimes in briefs to be aired on local TV.

Many entertainers are now saying they are no longer interested in meeting the broadcasting standards for local TV and cable. They intend to continue producing and promoting their videos, which they will now promote on social media.

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