If Gay activist get their way, Sizzla and Elephant Man will no longer be allowed to enter the Canadian Capital of Ottawa.
In a damning move, Canadian Gay Rights Lobbyist in collaboration with the US Based “Stop Murder Music” Campaign, have decided to convince city officials in Ottawa to ban the Reggae Artists, based upon their refusal to sign the Reggae Compassion Act, a document of allegiance to the Campaign mission.
The Group is claiming that the performers who insight hatred against gays and lesbians, are breaching Canada’s anti-prejudice laws which states that people who instigate or influence hate crimes may not be permitted to enter the country or its borders.
"Artists have the right to free speech, but their presence in Canada can be perceived as a licence to incite violence. Canada has banned anti-Jew, anti-black people from entering the country. This should be no different.", stated a spokesperson for the Campaign.
Elephant Man is scheduled to perform a 12 date tour in Canada starting in Winnipeg this Thursday, while Sizzla and Elephant are both scheduled to appear at Queens Quay in September and October.
J-Flag, The local Gay Advocacy group claims that over 100 attacks have been reported to the Jamaican Police, and that the continuous production of murder music in Jamaica is the main influence of social prejudice toward gays in the small island nation.
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