Knives were pulled by the men and the other man who was the subject of the alleged adoration also drew some weapon from his cart as it, the men reportedly made contact with other persons via phone and actually left the establishment as the other man fumed, they returned shortly with other persons (allegedly two males) and declared that they were bad man Bman or in other words gangster gay men implying that they are not as docile as their more effeminate counterparts who may have left the scene given how Jamaicans react to effeminacy in public and the view that they are closer to women in demeanour so they are easy pickings.
The argument however ensued as several other men mostly joined the standoff hurling insults alongside females as well, anti gay slander and the whole Bain/JFJ sex ed issue and why gays should not get any rights at all as the men were too brazen in flaunting it, dotted with the Bman fi dead (gays are to die or be killed) ode and looking at another man to approach him openly in public were said by onlookers, frankly if that was what happened he could have easily resisted the advance with far more tact than that, after all when women are harangued or called to by men openly they simply ignore the call, or use the cut eye reaction or some engage the attraction or flirt with their admirers as it were.
The police from the St Andrew North Police Division were called in and the matter was diffused this was after the man was supposedly saved by some staff members of the store who locked the man in a room prior to summoning the police eventually but several members of the public and Mega Mart staff could be heard fuming none the less and actually bashing the police for protecting battyman (gays); one woman was said to have exclaimed loudly in reference to the Clarendon matter that was carried on CVM TV of an alleged gay man who was trying on lipstick in a store which attracted a crowd and the police provided protection for him to exit the facility as the angry crowd demanded he be released to them.
Public displays of affection in Jamaica overall in terms of romantic play is not popular so worse yet for minority groups such as us it is not accepted by the general public hence the constant homophobic rant that we are “flaunting it” as if gender expression automatically denotes sexual orientation but Jamaicans have so much to learn on sex and sexuality as the present sex ed impasse shows us and the previous HFLE fiasco with the Ministry(ster) of Education in 2013 proved as well.
Will open expression and freedom of movement even if persons find others of the same sex attractive and act on it be finally be really free?
Peace and tolerance indeed needed at this time of the silly season.
UPDATE July 4
The Star News took a more effeminate posture on the story (not surprising) when my sources presented a "bad man shotta" hypermasculine profile of the men, so who do we believe here eh?
Here is their take on the matter:
Business came to a halt at a popular Corporate Area shopping establishment on Wednesday, after men, who are alleged to be homosexuals, reportedly attacked a male shopper following disparaging remarks directed at the group.
Reports from the Half-Way Tree police are that on June 2, at approximately 1:15 p.m., police personnel were called to the scene. Upon arrival, officers who caught the tail end of the fracas cautioned the rowdy quartet to leave the establishment immediately.
One of the men from the boisterous group was said to have had an altercation with a male shopper who passed critical remarks. As a result, the alleged homosexual reportedly hurried to an aisle of the supermarket, grabbing a knife off shelf, unsheathing it, later approaching the man wielding threats.
THE WEEKEND STAR understands that the group of men had been carrying on in unbecoming manner prior to the incident.
"Mi see dem. Female slippers, women's handbag, and one of dem was exposing him bottom area. They were picking up things like ladies stuff, like Stayfree and dem sort of something deh," said one man, as he recounted the incident. "This particular guy it seem to upset him. Him pass some remarks and dem hear, so dem decide fi attack him."
The debacle sent several horrified shoppers scampering.
Police told THE WEEKEND STAR that no charges have been laid against the men since they cooperated and left the enterprise, returning the knife used to threaten the male shopper.