Jamaica's governor general suspends personal use of royal insignia for 'offensive image'

Jamaica’s governor general suspends personal use of royal insignia for ‘offensive image’

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, a representative of the British monarchy in Jamaica, spoke on Friday. Allen said he was suspending the personal use of the insignia of the Order of St. Michael and St. George because of its offensive implications, the statement said. on the Governor General’s website.
The markings have an illustration of St. Michael and Satan on one of his sides, the British claim Royal Family Website. A picture posted on the governor-general’s website and featured by Allen depicts Satan as a dark-skinned man under the feet of a white archangel and recently sparked outrage in Jamaica.

In his statement, Allen said the suspension follows his acknowledgment of concerns raised by “citizens over the image on the medal and the growing global refusal to use items that normalize the ongoing degradation of people of color.”

Allen sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Order of St. Michael and St. George asking for a revision of the picture, recommending that it be “changed to reflect an inclusive picture of the common humanity of all peoples,” the statement said.

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

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

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