Daily Archives October 3, 2007

Canada Says No to Hate Music


Two Jamaican reggae and dancehall artists, Sizzla and Elephant man, were shown the door by at least one Toronto venue after Canadian advocacy groups protested against the pair for their anti-gay slurs. Sizzla was scheduled to perform at Toronto’s Kool Haus last Friday while Elephant Man has an October 6 concert scheduled at the place. Both shows got canceled.

An alliance of give or take 20 organizations called Stop Murder Music Canada called for the artists to be banned from the country. The founder of the organization Akim Larcher told the Toronto Star “They shouldn’t have been allowed to get visas to perform in the country. It’s not about censorship or artistic freedom. That stops when hate propaganda is involved.”

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