Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Elephant Man and the Harper Homophobes
I don't know why he keeps coming back like a nasty smell, but I'm happy to report that the ugly homophobe O'Neil Bryan a.k.a. Elephant Man has been CANCELLED. Again.
Controversial dancehall artist Elephant Man has been dropped from a headlining spot at a Caribana-linked event following complaints about homophobic lyrics in his music.
Lyrics like these:
"When you hear a lesbian getting raped/ It's not our fault ... Two women in bed/ That's two Sodomites who should be dead."
Or the ones where he calls for gays to be set on fire and their bodies stomped on:
Log on and step pon chi chi (queer) man/Dance wi a dance and a bun (burn) out a freaky (queer) man…/Step pon him like a old cloth...
Or shot in the head.
Battyman fi dead! Tek dem by surprise (Queers must be killed! Take them by surprise)
Get a shot inna yu head, inna mi big gun collide. (I am going to shoot you in the head, you are going to meet up with my big gun)
You know I'm looking forward to Caribana, because I love Caribbean music and culture. But what were they THINKING?
The more disturbing question however, is why does Stephen Harper's ReformCon government allow this sicko hatemonger to enter Canada over and over again? When they are well aware of his murder music.
"It is a criminal offence in Canada to advocate or promote the killing of members of identifiable groups based on color, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation with the intent to destroy that community....It is also an offence to publicly communicate statements which incite hatred or willfully promote hatred towards members of these groups."
The last Con Minister of Immigration to refuse to stop Elephant Man from spreading his hate was Diane Finley. Now the Minister of Immigration is Jason Kenney the Christianist wingnut who is always stopping people from entering Canada for no good reason. But won't stop someone who calls for gays and lesbians to be raped, murdered or set on fire.
So you figure it out. There's a stench of homophobia spreading across this country and it's not just Elephant Man.
But here's a thought. We've managed to cancel that stinky homophobe at least three times in the past two years.
In the name of Canada and human decency, isn't it about time we CANCELLED these bigot Cons?