Women's Group Demands Spotify Remove More Artists From Playlists
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Women's advocacy group UltraViolet wants the streaming service to drop artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steven Tyler from their playlists.

AceShowbiz - Spotify bosses have been urged to drop the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steven Tyler from their playlists over allegations of abuse against women. Officials at women's advocacy group UltraViolet have called on the streaming service's tastemakers to remove the two acts' music, along with tunes by Don Henley and Ted Nugent, insisting the musicians were being "glorified despite allegations of abuse."

The new demand comes days after Spotify chiefs removed a number of artists last week as part of a new hate content policy.

Acts like R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION were dropped from the service's popular playlists, and now UltraViolet executive director Shaunna Thomas wants further action.

In an open letter to Spotify boss Daniel Ek, she writes, "On behalf of our one million members, UltraViolet applauds and supports this choice. Yet as you know, these two men (Kelly and XXXTENTACION) are not the only abusers on your platform. We implore you to take a deeper look at the artists you promote."

She continues, "Every time a famous individual continues to be glorified despite allegations of abuse, we wrongly perpetuate silence by showing survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence that there will be no consequences for abuse."

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