The U.K. Fans are ready for Tyler, The Creator to return to their country as they ask the government to lift his ban!
One of Tyler, The Creators fans has created a petition to bring the rapper back to the U.K after he was ban back in 2015.
Tyler who had just canceled a tour in Australia was hit with a major roadblock from the U.K after they noticed lyrics in his 2009 Bastard and 2011 Goblin projects that they were not too fond of.
The UK Home Office released a statement about the ban saying;
“Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values. The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds.”
Once he realized what had happened, he took to his fans letting them know he was “banned from Oz” after a feminist organization begged the U.K. government to deny his visa.
“Now [the UK government] are just followers. Everyone is a follower, just following what other countries are doing,” he told The Guardian.
“Now I’m getting treated like a terrorist. I’m bummed out because it’s like, dude, I’m not homophobic. I’ve said this since the beginning. The “hating women” thing – it’s so nuts. It’s based on things I made when I was super-young, when no one was listening [to my music].”
The fan who created the petition, Sam Roberts, has stated that the lyrics in the old songs were
“intended as adult humor” and no longer reflected the person Tyler is today.
According to the petition, there needs to be at least 10,000 signatures to get a reaction from the government, and at least 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in Parliament.
Right now, there are only about 1,900 signatures.