Snoop Dogg Allowed To Perform In Australia Despite Feminist Petition
Everywhere you go, you can find a multitude of people who love Snoop Dogg. Even in areas where petitioning his exile is a full-time job.
Snoop’s music isn’t exactly Nickelodeon-worthy and an Aussie female activist group did not care to hear his tales of “pimpin’ and mackin'” at the Big Day Out festival.
Yeah, it didn’t work.
Reports the AP:
Thousands of Australians signed a petition calling for officials to revoke the hip-hop icon’s visa ahead of his upcoming tour, which begins in Brisbane on Saturday and includes a set at the Big Day Out festival.
The activists, led by feminist Talitha Stone, claimed Snoop Dogg’s lyrics “glorify violence against women which puts all women in danger.”
Stone added, “There should be no place for recording artists who glorify misogyny and degrade women for entertainment.”
But her bid to ban the rapper from Australia has fallen through and Snoop has been granted a work visa, allowing his tour to go ahead.
Their Immigration minister, Scott Morrison thwarted Stone’s efforts stating, “Snoop Dogg has a visa.”
The land Down Under has become an increasingly popular hot spot for Hip-Hop performances. Last summer, Fabolous held a multi-city tour ranging from all its biggest cities and areas of New Zealand. And A$AP Rocky recently headlined the Origin festival where a fan took a pretty serious nose dive from the ceiling.
This isn’t the first time Snoop has been banned from another region abroad. In 2010, his visa to the UK was revoked (and subsequently reinstated) after he was carrying a retractable baton in the airport and he’s currently on a two-year suspension from visiting Norway after being caught with the sticky-icky in their territory.