After a deeply divisive general election that had Bahamians at each others throats Nellie Day stepped up and saved the day.
This so-called “professional” freelance writer with a degree in journalism from USC wrote an article about The Bahamas that was so inaccurate it was almost funny. Except it wasn’t. To Bahamians.
Bahamians everywhere were Pissed!
So pissed that they took to social media en masse to voice their displeasure and defend the good name of our country.
Here’s a little of what she said
“For many local Bahamians, however, life is less glamorous. The islands’ ample working-class section often inhabits shacks and huts,”
“Many Bahamians make their living farming or selling trinkets at the local straw markets,”
“For the lower and lower-middle classes, small beach shacks and huts are home.”
“The poorest Bahamians typically create makeshift homes out of straw or wood.”
These are just a few of the wildly inaccurate statements made about The Bahamas. But It is not my goal to rehash her article or the responses to it.
At the end of the day Nellie Day is little more than a no talent hack wanna be journalist. Tweet this
What is more interesting to me about the whole incident is what should we take away from it
To me it shows how powerful we are when we come together behind one cause. It shows how powerful the united voice of a people outraged at an injustice can be.
Within one day Nellie Day was back tracking on her story and the website that published it had removed it.
My hope now is that we are able to harness this same outrage about the things that really matter in this country.