Kanye West could be denied entry to Australia over anti-Semitic remarks, minister says - CNN

Ye, formerly referred to as Kanye West, may not be correct for an Australian visa as a result of his background of anti-Semitic remarks, a govt minister said on Wednesday, as force hooked up to deny entry to the award-winning US rapper.

Minister for training Jason Clare condemned Ye's "lousy" anti-Semitic comments involving Hitler and the Holocaust, saying others who had made similar statements had been denied visas.

"people like that who've applied for visas to get into Australia during the past had been rejected," Clare stated in an interview with CNN affiliate 9 information. "I predict that if he does apply he would need to go throughout the same process and answer the equal questions that they did."

A spokesperson for Ye didn't instantly reply to a request for comment.

Australian media suggested that Ye would visit the nation to satisfy the family of his accomplice, Bianca Censori, who grew up in Melbourne.

Ye has been dropped by means of essential corporate partners, together with Adidas, and banned from Twitter because of anti-Semitic remarks and outbursts on social media towards other celebrities.

Australia has prior to now refused or revoked visas to a long way-appropriate figures for failing the "good character" check. British conspiracy theorist David Icke had his visa revoked in 2019, just before beginning a speakme tour.

Gavin McInnes, founder of the Proud Boys, a male-most effective group who determine as "Western chauvinists," changed into denied a visa in 2018 after a public campaign that included a petition with 81,000 signatories, based on Australian media.

Opposition leader Peter Dutton, immigration minister beneath a old executive, referred to Tuesday that he could be inclined to ban Ye however that it changed into a choice for the executive.

"His anti-Semitic comments are disgraceful, his behavior [and] his conduct are appalling," Dutton instructed 3AW radio. "He's not a person of good character and the minister has the ability to cease somebody coming into our nation of dangerous personality."

Peter Wertheim, co-chief govt officer of the government Council of Australian Jewry, met officials on Tuesday to argue for an entry ban.

"We had a sympathetic listening to," Wertheim referred to on CNN affiliate Sky information. "We've made the case that this selected particular person doesn't meet the personality examine and that it might be in the country wide pastime not to furnish him a visa and we set out our motives in some aspect in that letter."

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