Kanye West made so many headlines last year and attracted a lot of criticism, particularly for his remarks that were racially insensitive and anti-Semitic. He is currently in the news because of his unpredicted marriage to Yeezy designer Bianca Censori and his wish to bond with his new Australian in-laws, but things aren’t going as expected for him.

Ye is reportedly traveling to Australia to spend time with his new in-laws, but Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) wants the rapper to be banned from the country. Numerous social media platforms have already banned the rap mogul, and a number of profitable business deals have come to an end due to his remarks last year and now some Australian Organizations want to do the same.

The Australian Anti-Defamation Commission released a statement regarding the rapper’s visit. Dr. Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the civil rights organization ADC told Billboard, “Calling for violence and hate must have consequences, and Australia should not put out the welcome mat and provide a platform to a hatemonger who spews threats against the Jewish community and peddles conspiracy myths about Jewish power, greed and control.”

Abramovich continued,

“This kind of rhetoric is dangerous and has real-world consequences. Given the more than 30 million followers that this person has and who may start believing that his demonization of the Jewish community and that they must act.

Allowing Kanye into Australia would also send the wrong signal about our nation and violate our core values of tolerance, diversity and respect. At a time of rising antisemitism in Australia and increasing vilification, his presence in the country, revolting anti-Jewish propaganda and incitement, and abhorrent rhetoric poses a significant risk to the Jewish community.

On the basis of his record of demonization of the Jewish people (’death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’) we urge Minister Giles to use his powers under section 501 of The Migration Act and refuse Kanye entry.”

In a separate open letter, the Australian Jewish Association demanded that Ye’s entry into the nation be barred. “Antisemitism is at elevated levels in Australia, part of a worldwide trend,” they said.

“Multiple recent antisemitic incidents across Australia have specifically referenced Kanye West,” they said. “Including graffiti in Melbourne and leaflets in Brisbane.”

However, it remains to be seen whether any action will be actually taken. West has not yet addressed the speculations of his recent marriage. Keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates regarding the rapper.

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Smita Singha Roy

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