Tyler, The Creator banned from entering Australia – government urges public to support local acts

Tyler, The Creator banned from entering Australia – government urges public to support local acts

28 July, 2015. 15:06

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

IMMIGRATION MINISTER PETER Dutton has confirmed that US rapper Tyler, The Creator has been banned from entering the country.

The decision was handed down this morning after the government agreed that the 24-year-old “was not of good character” and potentially harmful.

While many speculated that the controversial artist was barred from entering the country after his lengthy battle with paramilitary feminist group Collective Shout – but the immigration minister said that he made the decision to ban Mr Creator because “there are plenty of perfectly fine and wholesome Australian hip-hop artists that deserve a fair go”.

Tyler, The Creator has been barred from entering Australia. PHOTO: Supplied.
Tyler, The Creator has been barred from entering Australia. PHOTO: Supplied.

The news has sent shockwaves through the Australian hip-hop or ‘skip-hop’ scene.

In addition to the federal government’s ruling, Aussie MCs are now allowed to use the n-word freely and spit rhymes about killing other n-words. However, rapping about homosexual marriage or human rights is still covered by a blanket ban.

Speaking this morning from Canberra, Peter Dutton said he was looking forward to hearing more homegrown rap and less whinging from feminists.

“It wasn’t an easy decision but my choice in the matter is final,” said Dutton.

“Personally, I’ve got nothing against Mr The Creator. I know he raps about pseudo-rape and beating women – hell, even Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott have been linked to that sort of debauchery,”

“This is about about supporting Australian jobs and protecting our local industry.”

Coralie Alison, the director of operations for Collective Shout, has now become the receptacle of Tyler, The Creator’s fan bases hate and anger.

Australian Hip-Hop is the big winner out of the federal government's decision to ban Mr The Creator. PHOTO: Supplied.
Australian Hip-Hop is the big winner out of the federal government’s decision to ban Mr The Creator. PHOTO: Supplied.

Supporters of the LA-born rapper have requested that Alison died a ‘slow and painful death’ and that ‘it’s political correctness gone mad”.

“I don’t see what the problem is?” she said.

“You have a man on stage in front of thousands of people, singing about how it’s ‘just a G thang’ to beat, rape and murder women – it’s 2015. Those things are not OK,”

“I’m not sorry. There is a line in the sand… and Tyler, The Creator  crossed it a long time ago. Bitch.” she said.

In 2007, US rapper Snoop Dogg was banned from entering Australia because of past convictions for drugs and firearms offences.

Australia’s then immigration minister, Kevin Andrews, said that the 35-year-old millionaire wasn’t allowed into the country on a short-stay visa because of his extensive criminal record.

Sadly, he was granted a visa last year to perform at Big Day Out. during such time, he was pictured on his own Instagram account next to a mountain of what he called “the chronic, Negro”.

 

 

 

 

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