(Trinidad Guardian) Advertising executive Dennis Ramdeen yesterday apologised for a series of social media posts by his son, Sunil.
Ramdeen, who owns the Pepper advertising agency, is the latest business owner to be drawn into the “all lives matter” controversy that has been brewing locally following the death of George Floyd, a victim of police brutality in the United States.
In a Facebook post, Ramdeen said he was “deeply disappointed and saddened by the insensitive content posted by his son, a former Pepper employee, in support of #whiteoutwednesday and #alllivesmatters.
I believe that those who have come in contact with me would know how far my son’s racist opinions are from my own.
Also making a public apology yesterday was Starlite Group Limited Managing Director Gerald Aboud, who sparked outrage with comments he made in defence of businesswoman Dianne Hunt and her “All Lives Matter” post.