Odd Future Homophobic rap group Odd Future, scheduled to appear as a support act for another rapper with homophobic lyrics, Eminem, this Saturday, have been denied entry to New Zealand. The California group's provocative lyrics include homophobic and misogynist slurs. Human Rights Commissioner for Women, Dr. Jacquie Blue, has noted that the group is well known for "their deeply, deeply offensive and sickening lyrics which incite their fans to cross the line to act out sexually explicit and violent actions against women." Immigration NZ says its decision is partly based on "incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence... In one instance, a police officer was hospitalised following a riot incited by Odd Future." It says the group and its performances are a "potential threat to public order." Odd future was dropped from the Big Day Out 2011 lineup after a strong protest from glbti people. The promoter of Saturday's Auckland concert, Paul Rosenberg, is reported to be "disappointed" by Immigration NZ's decision and group leader Tyler the Creator has tweeted "...banned from New Zealand, again. They said we were 'terrorist threats and bad for the society' or whatever."
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News
First published: Thursday, 13th February 2014 - 8:32pm
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