A suggestion for a new Wikipedia ‘Barbados Crop-Over’ entry:
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Grand Kadooment – Definition
The climax of the Barbados Crop Over festival is known as Kadooment Day. Kadooment is celebrated with a national holiday when costume bands fill the streets with pulsating Barbadian rhythms.
For many years, a part of the parade has included many revelers engaging in simulated sex acts to the cheers of onlookers, which include children of all ages. In 2011, famed Barbadian singer Rihanna was videoed having simulated sex in public with another woman during the festivities while young people looked on.
2012 Grand Kadooment: Simulated adult-child sex on street
Community discussion about the lurid dancing styles that had been growing for several years peaked after the 2012 parade when widely published photographs showed a young boy of about 6 years old being encouraged by a crowd of adults to simulate sex with an adult woman.
The photographs also show dozens of other adults taking photos of the woman and child simulating a sex act, and other children watching. No one acted to stop the event at the time, which can accurately be classed as child abuse and simulated child-adult sex in public.
The Barbados Child Care Board and the police announced their intentions to identify the young boy and the two directly involved adults, but larger questions remain… Continue reading