In an attempt to explain away “allegations” that he cheated on his girlfriend Kasi Bennett, Usain Bolt told GQ Magazine that womanizing is embedded in Jamaican culture and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when women post photos of him from the bedroom.
“You can’t judge a different culture by your own culture,” Bolt told GQ, who named the nine-time Olympic gold-medal-winning sprinter as one of its Men of the Year. “In England when you get famous the first thing you do is get married and have kids. In Jamaica it’s different — like my parents had me and they got married 11 years later.”
He added: “In Jamaica, we wine on each other. It’s our culture. People see it the first time, they’re like, ‘What is going on? It’s like they’re having sex in the club!’ No, that’s just the culture. It’s how we are.”
Anybody with common sense knows that womanizing is not a part of anybody’s culture and for Usain Bolt to corroborate the theory that it’s permissable for Jamaican men to cheat because its the cultural norm is ignorant to say the least.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 15, 2016
You can read the full interview here.
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