Controversial rapper (and chef) Action Bronson has been disinvited from performing at Trinity College after a student petition to have him removed from the Spring Weekend 2016 lineup.
An open letter from the student planners announcing Bronson’s dismissal reads: “we clearly did not do a thorough enough check into the content of Action Bronson’s lyrics and music videos.”
Originally, the organizers write, they had wanted to allow Action Bronson to perform — since the university was contractually obliged to pay him anyway — but with “the addition of a legal addendum, which would forbid Action Bronson from performing any songs that went against the College’s mission.” By which, it is implied, songs that promote “misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia.”
The Change.org petition, which was successful in building support for removing Action Bronson, has gathered 1,261 signatures. The petitioners write: “We believe that Action Bronson headlining Spring Weekend is an endorsement of violence, specifically against women and minorities.”
The performer had recently been disinvited from George Washington University and the North by Northeast music festival in Toronto after similar concerns were voiced.
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