Your support leads to Tyler, The Creator cancelling tour

Your support leads to Tyler, The Creator cancelling tour

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Australian women and girls breathed a sigh of relief after Tyler, The Creator cancelled his tour following a Collective Shout letter to the immigration department.

The American rapper’s music is filled with sexually violent lyrics, including references to rape, strangling, mutilating and chopping up women, stuffing their bodies into car boots, trapping them in his basement, and raping their corpses.

We appealed to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to deny Tyler a visa on the basis that “the content of the product he sells propagates discriminatory ideas about women and other groups, and represents a danger to a segment of the Australian community on the potential basis of incitement to acts of hatred”.

Thank you for helping to speak up against Tyler, The Creator’s misogynistic lyrics and demeaning attitude towards women. Girls deserve more! You’re helping inspire them to reject toxic messages and see their true value!


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  • Kara Newsome
    commented 2019-04-01 21:53:22 +1100 · Flag
    At first I thought you’d got him on via racist means by finding some loophole in immigration but I can see that this is not about his race at all thank goodness. It’s great that Australia actually gives a damn about the character of the person they allow to visit & consider the impact of said visit on its citizens. If only they would do more about their citizen’s misogyny too. All those who say his work is great don’t seem to be able to see that an artists words have a big impact on their listeners. All women who sing about objectifying herself, all men who sing about raping, murdering and generally not respecting women are all feeding toxic messages to their listeners, they don’t know the artist or that the artist doesn’t mean it, they just hear the words and allow them to sink into the deep recesses of their minds and then copy what the artist says and does. Eminem’s words and impact on society was also massively harmful and I’m sure collective shout would do the same thing if they knew he were planning a tour to Australia too. In fact Eminem is worse because he also insults black culture by cultural appropriation and encourages his fans to do the same.
  • Andrea Hansen
    commented 2017-04-05 16:28:25 +1000
    Tyler, the Creator has a philosophy I think you are missing. Taking the power out of the words… better things to do than use drugs… promotes his own negative views about drinking/drugging & being insecure/negative about oneself. These are good things for his cohort.
  • Joanne Boal
    commented 2017-03-31 12:43:48 +1100
    Great result
  • Caitlin Roper
    commented 2016-11-28 19:00:41 +1100
    Derek, do you understand that Collective Shout does not have the authority to prevent someone from entering the country? That would be immigration, if an individual fails to pass the character test. However, Tyler the Creator was not denied entry, he cancelled his tour. Perhaps try reading the article before making unfounded and inaccurate comments.

    Tyler isn’t a rapist or a murderer- great observation, can you now indicate where this assertion was made?

    You are correct, Tyler fans can still access his music, however due to his sexually violent lyrics and his incitement to violence against certain Australian women we sought to deny him a platform to promote his brand of misogyny here. Free speech does not entitle one to speech free from criticism or from the consequences of hateful speech.
  • Kylie Virtue
    commented 2016-11-15 10:07:45 +1100
    Great job – good to see our immigration laws being used so appropriately!

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