I had to Google “Barbadosed.”
Apparently, large numbers of Irish “criminals and vagrants” were sent against their will to Barbados by the English during the 17th century as indentured servants.
They were Barbadosed into a foreign land.
But seriously, what is deal with famous creatives growing up in difficult situations?
Three are in the quote below. And here are 5 more just for context. Read more about these in the link above.
- Oprah Winfrey
- Tyler Perry
- Charlize Theron
- Woody Harrelson
- Kelsey Grammer
LIKE BRITNEY SPEARS AND Kelly Clarkson, Robyn Rihanna Fenty experienced a childhood fraught with parental discord, a violent domestic nightmare from which fame seemed to offer safe harbor. Her father, Ronald, was descended from the seventeenth-century Irish who had been “Barbadosed” by Oliver Cromwell’s troops and sold to British planters on the island as indentured servants.
-John Seabrook, The Song Machine