Thousands of Australians have signed a petition calling for Snoop Dogg’s visa to be revoked ahead of the rapper’s tour of the country later this month.
The Gin and Juice hitmaker will head to Brisbane on 18 January for the first of his Australian shows, which also include headline slots at the multi-city Big Day Out touring festival, as well as concerts in Melbourne and Sydney.
However, a campaign has now been launched in a bid to ban him from entering the country.
A petition posted on Change.org by feminist campaigner Talitha Stone has pulled in more than 2,600 signatures, and urges Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to deny Snoop Dogg entry.
In her missive to the politician, Stone writes, “Snoop Dogg’s lyrics glorify violence against women which puts all women in danger. His behavior also contradicts our National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women.”
Stone adds that “there should be no place for recording artists who glorify misogyny and degrade women for entertainment”.
Last year, Australian police launched an investigation into claims rapper Tyler, The Creator verbally abused Stone during a foul-mouthed rant at his gig in Sydney after she launched a similar campaign to have him banned from performing Down Under.
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