St. Lucians do not want 'Tattooed reptile' Amy Winehouse there
Jun 18, 2009, 9:05 GMT
Amy Winehouse, "I predict the relative peace and tranquillity we enjoy will desert us and untold misery and disasters will visit us. Do not let that tattooed reptile become a resident of St. Lucia. EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA
Amy Winehouse is a "tattooed reptile" who will bring "untold human suffering" to St. Lucia.
The former governor of the Caribbean island has written a public appeal begging officials to stop the 'Rehab' singer from buying a house and settling there permanently.
Jeff Fedee wrote in the St. Lucia Star newspaper: "I would strongly urge she be denied residency status to purchase property in St. Lucia. Is she being given special treatment?
"She'd be a menace and a dangerous influence to our society because the demons that inhabit her tortured body will have to be fed. Are the authorities going to ignore the indulgences in illegal substances for which St. Lucians are arrested and incarcerated.
"I predict the relative peace and tranquillity we enjoy will desert us and untold misery and disasters will visit us. Do not let that tattooed reptile become a resident of St. Lucia.
"We cannot put our future in jeopardy for the sake of selling a house to a character that will draw to St. Lucia untold human suffering."
Jeff is concerned that Amy - who has been staying on the island for almost all of this year and has stunned locals with her outrageous alcohol-fuelled antics - will be a bad influence on younger residents, who she is often pictured playing with on the beach.
He added: "Those who sing the praises of Amy Winehouse are missing the point. She is not a good model for St. Lucian citizens, particularly the youth, despite the music.
"Which begs the question - what positive message is Amy Winehouse conveying to young people?"
Amy is hoping to buy a house where she can install a recording studio in order to work on her long-awaited third album away from the temptations of partying in London.