Haiti Rhum Wars - Barbancourt Vs. Bakara - Tonton Bicha in the Hot seat

Tonton Bicha in a Haiti Rum Commercial
Haitian actor Daniel Fils-Aime aka Tonton Bicha is in the hot seat because of his latest commercial for Bakara, a rum imported from the Dominican Republic into Haiti...The latest commercial is calling Bakara a "Rhum Culturel", that has upset a lot of people.

Well.. It is a little bit more complicated than just calling Bakara a rhum culturel...

Le nouvelliste release an article today with a long list of people who are imply upset because the latest commercial for Bakara trashes "Pa Ban m kou" (Barbancourt) and the vodou religion is use in the commercial in a way that upsets the Ati Max Beauvoir, the supreme vodou leader in Haiti.

"This advertisement is demeaning for voodoo and Barbancourt , a national product ," Max Beauvoir says. " Voodoo has been treated trivial . It would not be done to another religion , "says the supreme leader of voodoo in Haiti . "We must stop the broadcasting of this advertising as soon as possible," recommends Max Beauvoir .

How's your French? you can read the full article @ Le Nouvelliste: Pour un rhum importé, Bicha avilit le vaudou et Barbancourt

When I heard about this news this morning, I was wondering how would Tonton Bicha react to it...

Tonton Bicha did react...

Tonton Bicha posted the following on his Twitter and Facebook page:


Oh hell... I guess for Bicha, this is only business...

What do you think about that?

Should a businessman opt not to get paid his money's worth in order to protect a money making venture solely because of National pride?

Is Bicha wrong for doing what he was paid to do? I mean... Look at this... Neither Bakara NOR Barbancourt paid me for advertising... Yet, here I am talking about them both... Tchwips...

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Tags: Tonton Bicha, Rhum Barbancourt, Rhum Bakara Haiti, Haitian Newsletter Articles, Haitian Celebrity News, News, Business

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J N Kilti peyi nou ankouraje pwodiksyon nasyonal se sa pou bicha a te teni kont anvan menm li aksepte pran remain yo pase dominiken pap fê nou... see more
Reply · August 27 at 12:45 PM
Max mwen ta renmen konnen eske Barbancourt ka ale fe yon bagay consa sen domeng? Peye big papi Ortiz ou bien Alex Rodriguez pou al desan produit ak imaj... see more
Reply · November 09 at 12:23 PM
Robens Mwen tande anpil pale anpil kap fèt sou publicité tonton Bicha fè pou rhum BAKARA ki ta vle fè kwè ke Bicha pa patriote et... see more
Reply · November 09 at 9:08 AM
Maggy Gousse I was just thinking as everyone is judging this Artist and are very upset with his actions; I hope Haitians aren't upset with me because I mentioned... see more
Reply · November 06 at 8:09 PM
Esdras Haitians must not trust things that come from Dominican Republique because they hate us. It's dangerous to buy things from people that hate you.
Reply · November 06 at 5:29 PM
Maggy Gousse I am an Actor having several degrees in Theater along with years of experience in the field, in different Countries. You must choose the work you... see more
Reply · November 06 at 12:51 PM
David Grant As far as it goes, Clairin should be named the Rhum Culturel d'Haiti. This rum has been in the voodoo rituals for centuries. If the ougans have now... see more
Reply · November 06 at 5:56 AM
Sir Deuce Business is business, Tonton Bicha did not do anything wrong; it's not like the product he advertised is illegal or anything. In the other hand... see more
Reply · November 05 at 11:35 PM
David Grant Is there a free trade agreement between Santo Domingo and Haiti? If there isn't, why the rum Bakara is allowed to enter Haiti? However, if the... see more
Reply · November 05 at 10:33 PM

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