It might also be the case that, as with other modern calls for decriminalization –of consensual homosexual acts between adult males in private and of marijuana, the seemingly cultural Barbadian trait of justifying the status quo as optimal immediately kicks in to resist even the suggestion of amendment.
Moreover, as Professor Kempadoo rightly noted, there is much moral indignation and stigma that surrounds sexual inclinations.
There are a host of Hollywood stars who [are of] Barbadian descent, including Clueless star Stacey Dash, whose father is of Bajan descent, and US rapper LL Cool, whose grandfather hails from Barbados.
“A lot of the reason why I am the way that I am and my character has a lot to do with my culture,” Rihanna said in an interview in 2012.
“It really helped to have a thick skin coming from Barbados.