Jamaica governor-general suspends personal use of royal insignia over "offensive image"

Jamaica governor-general suspends personal use of royal insignia over “offensive image”

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, the representative of the British monarchy in Jamaica, made the announcement on Friday. Allen said he is suspending personal use of the insignia of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for their offensive implications, according to a statement on the Governor General’s website.
According to the British, the insignia has the illustration of St. Michael and Satan on one side royal family website. The image posted on the Governor General’s website and highlighted by Allen shows Satan as a dark-skinned man at the foot of a white archangel and has recently caused outrage in Jamaica.

In his statement, Allen said the suspension follows his recognition of concerns raised by “citizens over the image of the medal and the growing global rejection of the use of objects that normalize the continued degradation of people of color. “.

Allen sent a letter to the chancellor of the Order of St. Michael and St. George requesting a review of the image, recommending that it be changed to reflect an inclusive image of the shared humanity of all peoples, “the statement said.

CNN has gone to the palace press office for comment, but has not yet received a response.

The Order of St. Michael and St. George recognizes service in a foreign country or in connection with foreign and Commonwealth affairs, such as the work of foreign service officers and diplomats, according to the royal website.

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