Opposition Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw on Saturday said she wishes to disassociate herself from the message emanating from an inflammatory photograph making the rounds on social media.
Bradshaw is one of two BLP representatives featured in the controversial photograph, the other being Opposition candidate for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams.
The two are seen posing with Greg and Steven Williams – the sons of former BLP Senator and ex-Cabinet minister John Williams – who are both wearing T-shirts with a clear message to the electorate to vote out the incumbent Democratic Labour Party, who were described as “liars, thieves and whores”.
Contacted by Barbados TODAY, Bradshaw said: “I disassociate myself from the comments.”
“I photograph with several people. I don’t look at what is on their shirts, I don’t look at what they are wearing. People get excited, sometimes because they support you, because you’ve spoken well on the platform, because you connected with them,” Bradshaw explained.
“Sometimes people come up to you and they ask you just to take a photograph. I took the photograph with them as I would take with anybody else. I don’t read the shirt,” she added.
Bradshaw said had she seen what was written on the shirts she would have refused the request for the photograph which has been condemned by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur.
“I have seen it and regard it as further evidence of a party that has lost its way and has lost its soul,” said Arthur on Saturday, in uttering pretty much the same statement he had made when he quit the Mia Mottley-led BLP back in July, 2014.
In roundly condemning the image as “sick”, the former BLP leader, who served as prime minister from 1994 to 2008, told Barbados TODAY he was particularly concerned about the slur made against women.
Efforts to reach Abrahams for comment have so far proven futile.