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VYBZ KARTEL CLAIMS HE DIDN'T SANCTION SELLING OF GAZA BUTTONS TO SCHOOLKIDSPosted: November 5, 2009
Through his publicist, Claude Mills, deejay artiste Vybz Kartel sentout a press release regarding the sale of Gaza buttons toschool-children.
IT READS: "Vybz Kartel does not sanction or condone the selling of Gaza buttons with violent images and statements, especially to children andteenagers.
We do not own the Gaza name but recognise that unscrupulousand unethical persons may be seeking to profit from the popularity ofthe Gaza name by engaging in these terrible practices.
We urge the relevant authorities to move quickly to protect innocent children from those who would seek to corrupt them.
Vybz Kartel and the Portmore Empire are in the business of music, and through Street Vybz Limited, the business of alcoholic beverages.
We are not involved in the business of merchandising, nor do we benefit from the sale of clothing and other paraphernalia which may bear the Gaza name -- Adidja Palmer"
All this is stemming from the recent selling of Gully and Gaza branded items to schools children by vendors at several schools across Jamaica.