‘Unu a go lose unu hair’ - Tony Matterhorn says judges in dreadlocks ruling will all go bald

August 03, 2020
Tony Matterhorn
Tony Matterhorn
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

Popular dancehall selector Tony Matterhorn is predicting a 'twisted' end for the three Supreme Court judges who last Friday handed down the ruling in the case of a girl barred from a school because of her dreadlocked hair.

Matterhorn told THE STAR that because the judges ruled in favour of the school, and that the child's constitutional rights were not infringed upon, they will all meet their demise by way of hair loss.

"Di whole a dem people deh pan the judge panel, watch how karma a go do dem. Jah a seal things off fi dem and it a go happen by natural causes. Di whole a dem demise a go come about by hair loss, just watch," he said. "Unu a go lose unu hair because unu fight against the actual strength of a human being and the strength of a black people, which is our hair. Dat weh dem do a blatant discrimination and so fi dem fate seal."

We nuh emancipated

Matterhorn went on to say that with the ruling being handed down on the eve of Emancipation Day, the situation needs to be remedied immediately or Jamaica cannot have a happy Independence this year.

"How we fi have Emancipation and Independence celebration when a f***ing judge drop a ruling like this? We nuh wah no bwoy come talk bout Emancipation and Independence because we nuh emancipated and independent. We just slap a little girl based on her hair and is the same as how you woulda discriminate over skin colour. This is no emancipation," he said. "How dat likkle girl a go feel emancipated? How is that family going to feel emancipated when big Jamaica just hand down a slavery ruling? One time we couldn't go school because we black. Now we can't go school because we locs? Listen to me Andrew (Holness), unu fix dis before independence. We can't be independent if all a we nuh independent."

The controversial Matterhorn also called on the notable 'Rastas' to let their voice be heard. He says now is not the time to be silent as the situation will only worsen if the people who can foster change allow it to be swept under the rug.

"How unu a embrace culture and unu only embrace certain parts of it? So unu love Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Koffee and all a dem locs, but di likkle girl can't wear her locs go school? So a only when it suit unu, unu like Rasta?" he questioned. "Buju and Koffee and all these other prolific Rasta supposed to speak out on this because dis is discrimination. The Capleton, the Sizzla dem, dem affi make dem voice be heard because if we sweep dis under the rug, something else a go come and di days weh we fight Rasta shoulda over long time. In this day and time, dis a foolishness."

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