Tyler, The Creator's manager published a blog post saying that the artist has been banned from the United Kingdom for three to five years because his work “fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts” and “encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality,” according to Noisey.
An update from Noisey proves this claim:
UPDATE: The Home Office has provided a statement about Tyler's ban from the UK."Coming to the U.K. is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values. The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds.”
This means Tyler joins the banned group along with Shirly Phelps-Roper and Robert Mugabe. Mugabe lead an ethnic cleansing in Zimbabwe that left 20,000 of its citizens dead and Shirley Phelps-Roper is a spokesperson for the Wesboro Baptist Church...should I say more.
But, should Tyler really be on this list? Although some of his lyrics are a bit much, this is essentially censorship. And to compare him with the others...ehh definitely can't compare him with Robert Mugabe.
But if Tyler is banned, can't other artists be banned too? Wouldn't this be a problem?
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