Tyler, the Creator Claims He’s Banned From Australia
According to Tyler, the Creator, he's banned from going to Australia!
The star took to Twitter to announce his official ban from the continent, thanks to the approval of a petition denying him any future Visas for Australia:
The petition was launched by Coralie Alison, the Director of Operations for Collective Shout, an Australian organization which aims to fight “the objectification of women and sexualization of girls in media, advertising and popular culture.” You can view the full petition here, which calls for the Immigration Minister of Australia to deny Tyler any future access to the area, labeling him as a "misogynist pro-rape rapper."
It specifically quotes the artist's lyrics, “Raquel treat me like my father like a f---in’ stranger / She still don’t know I made Sarah to strangle her / Not put her in danger and chop her up in the back of a Wrangler / All because she said no to homecoming,” and, “You’ll be down in earth quicker if you diss me tonight / I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest / And fornicate with it but that’s because I’m in love with you ... c---,” as well as a few others.
The Commonwealth Government’s National Plan of Action to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 is the main source of reasoning behind the petition, with signees claiming that Tyler and his "former" rap group Odd Future's message is counterproductive to the plan. Collective Shout has successfully kept Odd Future out of Australia in the past, as well as New Zealand, once even resulting in death threats.