You, formerly known as Kanye West, may not be a good fit for one Australian Visa because of it A history of anti-Semitic commentsa government minister said on Wednesday, as pressure mounted to deny entry to the award-winning American rapper.
Education Minister Jason Clare condemned Yee as “appalling”. Anti-Semitism Comments related to Hitler and the Holocaust, including that others who made similar statements were denied visas.
“People like this who have applied for visas to enter Australia in the past have been rejected,” Clare said in an interview linked to CNN. Nine News. “I expect that if he applies, he will have to go through the same process and answer the same questions that they did.”
Your spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Australian media have reported that you will visit the country to visit the family of your co-star Bianca Sunsuri, who grew up in Melbourne.
Australia has previously refused or revoked visas to far-right figures who failed the “good character” test. British conspiracy theorist David Icke had his visa revoked in 2019, before he began a speaking tour.
According to Australian media, Gavin McInnes, the founder of Proud Boys, a men’s group that identifies as “Western chauvinists”, was refused a visa in 2018 after a public campaign with 81,000 signatories. A petition was also included.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, immigration minister in the previous government, said on Tuesday that he would be inclined to ban Ye but that it was the government’s decision.
“His anti-Semitic comments are disgraceful, his behavior [and] His behavior is appalling,” Dutton told 3AW radio. “He is not a man of good character and the minister has the ability to stop someone of bad character from coming into our country.”
Peter Wertheim, co-chief executive officer of the Executive Council of Australian Juries, met with authorities on Tuesday to discuss the entry ban.
“We had a compassionate hearing,” Wertheim said on CNN affiliate Sky News. “We have made the case that this particular individual does not meet the character test and it would be in the national interest not to grant him a visa and we have set out our reasons in some detail in this letter.”