Jamaica’s favorite gay comedian/actor, Shebada, is denying allegations that he is a scammer. In recent years. Jamaica has become synonymous with scamming and young Jamaican men are being extradited to the United States almost on a weekly basis to face scamming charges.
The comedian whose real name is Keith Ramsay, wants to make it clear however, that he does not fall into the scamming category. The allegations started after the comedian opened a GoFundMe page seeking financial donations. Shebada is now claiming that the funds he is seeking are to be used to help the elderly in Jamaica.
“Mi nuh need fi come as scammer because if a dat mi did a do, mi wud a dweet incognito! Everybody knows I have my career working on like everybody else, and because fans have been telling me to come on Facebook live, I said I would use it as an opportunity to launch my charity. That charity now, I will use to help the old people in Franklin Town,” he told a Jamaican tabloid.
Whether or not Shebada is desperately in need of money is unknown to the public. Many Jamaican entertainers have been denied pertinent visas needed to tour. Many Jamaicans believe that the denial of visas are because of homophobic content from some of the entertainers. Shebada’s materials embraces homosexuality however, so he would not fall into this group.
“Which artiste yuh know going to come online entertaining when they have other stuff to do, hmm? I have a job and this is not a paid gig, and I still have to fund what I’m doing regarding credit and all that. There are just some persons out there who are just Facebook trappers, they are not uplifting to social media and I think they were created to derail persons who are going forward,” he said. “Those people who are criticising are uneducated, especially di females; mek sure say when a man a look yuh, him can support yuh. That is my message to those females who are criticising me. As for di males, well, mi can’t too bash dem because mi nuh too hear dem say nuttn.”