Queen Ifrica is under fire for comments she made during her recent performance at the Independence Grand Gala.
A lobby group calling itself the Jamaica Association of Gays and Lesbians Abroad has launched a campaign to prevent Ifrica from performing at an upcoming stage show in Canada.
JAGLA is calling on the Minister of Citizen and Immigration Canada to pull the performer's work permit ahead of ‘Rastafesta’ in Toronto on August 24th. The group says her comments - which reportedly glorified male straightness and heterosexual marriage - reflect the mood of Jamaica, where gays and lesbians are exposed to hatred and intolerance resulting in attacks and even murder.
In response, Ifrica denies being homophobic and says she was simply expressing her beliefs.