A number of X-rated events being promoted on social media has caught the attention of the Barbados Police Service, as religious leaders expressed disgust at the activities and called for them to be banned.
In recent days, posters and videos promoting upcoming events have been making the rounds on social media, with organisers offering cash prices for winners of oral sex competitions and other sexual activities.
Acting public relations officer Acting Inspector Stephen Griffith confirmed to Barbados TODAY that it was not the first time events like this had raised red flags for lawmen.
“Investigations are always ongoing for such things by the police and if any laws are breached and there is appropriate evidence, people would be placed before the court,” he said.
However, Reverend Lucille Baird and former Senator Reverend Dr David Durant told Barbados TODAY they were disgusted these types of events were taking place in Barbados and called on the relevant authorities to intervene.
“This is a sign of total decay in our society, a kind of decadence that would see us in the pit of destruction. These women might be mothers or grandmothers. What kind of message are they sending to children when they allow themselves to be used like this? These things are being talked about like they are great events that should not be missed,” Reverend Baird said.
“I want to know what the authorities are doing about this and who is giving permission for these things to be held. These events must not be allowed.”
Baird added that she was also infuriated by the fact that the word “saints” was being used in some of the posters to promote derogatory activities.
Durant said he was also appalled and wanted the police to look into the matter.
“I think it is very raw and lewd and I think we should have better management of events in the nation. When I saw it, my stomach got upset; actual tears came to my eyes. This is not Barbados, this is not who we are. I am hoping that this will be addressed and stopped,” he said.