AceShowbiz - Kanye West may face some bumps in his plan to meet his new wife Bianca Censori's family in Australia. According to a new report, academics, politicians and Jewish organizations are calling for Ye's ban from the country due to his controversial anti-Semitic remarks.
One of those that opposed Ye's visit to Australia was Australia's Anti Defamation Commission (ADC). "Calling for violence and hate must have consequences, and Australia should not put out the welcome mat and provide a platform to a hatemonger who spews threats against the Jewish community and peddles conspiracy myths about Jewish power, greed and control," Dr. Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the civil rights organization ADC, said in a statement to Billboard.
Abramovich added, "This kind of rhetoric is dangerous and has real-world consequences given the more than 30 million followers that this person has, and who may start believing that his demonisation of the Jewish community and that they must act."
The group's chairman went on saying, "Allowing Kanye into Australia would also send the wrong signal about our nation and violate our core values of tolerance, diversity and respect. At a time of rising antisemitism in Australia and increasing vilification, his presence in the country, revolting anti-Jewish propaganda and incitement, and abhorrent rhetoric poses a significant risk to the Jewish community."
"On the basis of his record of demonization of the Jewish people ('death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE') we urge Minister Giles to use his powers under section 501 of The Migration Act and refuse Kanye entry," Abramovich continued.
Australian Jewish Association (AJA) also issued an open letter on the subject on Sunday, January 22, calling on Andrew Giles, Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, to block the Yeezy designer to obtain a visa amid reports that he and Bianca are set to traveling to the country.
"Antisemitism is at elevated levels in Australia, part of a worldwide trend. Multiple recent antisemitic incidents across Australia have specifically referenced Kanye West, including graffiti in Melbourne and leaflets in Brisbane," the letter read. "The Australian Jewish Association fears that a visit by Kanye West is likely to inflame the tense situation and even risks causing violence."
Previous report claimed that Ye and the Yeezy architectural designer are expected to fly to Melbourne, Australia "to meet her family." It was also said that the newlyweds will "spend time in Ivanhoe, east of the CBD, where Censori grew up."