International Reggae singer Jah Cure is now fast trying to do damage control to his career's image. The singer whose real name is Sycatorie Alcock is now caught up in a whirlwind of emotions stemming from a recent vicious gang rape of 5 females ages 8, 14, 15, 23 and 28 which occurred last week in Irwin, Montego Bay, St James.
As emotions on the island of Jamaica continue to mount regarding this heinous crime members of the society are outraged, seeking anyone and any place to deposit their frustration and anger, and Jah Cure being a convicted rapist and a celebrity is now bearing the burden.
Yesterday the Gleaner which is a national newspaper on the island had published a headline story about Jah Cure's budding career which some persons have taken offence with as the hurt from last week's rape incident remains very fresh. This has now lead to individuals wriring to the Gleaner's editor protesting its decision to highlight Jah Cure as he is a convicted rapist, stating that the timing was simply distasteful in light of the recent rape cases.
This backlash has been met with mixed reactions with some persons in agreement even going as far as to say he should be shunned forever from society. A few bloggers are however on Jah Cure's side asking that he be forgiven as he had done his prison time, and in so doing has paid his debt to society. Another pointed out that the facts upon which he was convicted were very circumstantial with the main evidence having been the victim stating she recognised his voice and smell as he was known to her before the incident. and there was never any semen or DNA evidence linking him to the crime.
Fans of Reggae music are now heatedly debating whether or not Jah Cure has ever shown any public remorse for the rape of which he was convicted, some are taking solace in the fact that Jah Cure got married last year and has since had a daughter so they figure someone has forgiven him. It must be stated that Jah Cure has always maintained his innocence on the matter.