Don't give a platform to singers who call for the murder of gays and lesbians. Say No to Hate Music!
  • Petitioned Club Atlantico in Rome, Italy
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Club Atlantico in Rome, Italy
Chiemsee Reggae Festival
City of Uebersee, Germany
City of Uebersee, Germany
Beck's Brewery
Beck's Brewery
Beck's Brewery
See response
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
See response
Regalowisko Festival, Poland
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
D-Club in Lousanne, Switzerland
Amsterdam Reggae Festival, the Netherlands
Amsterdam Reggae Festival, the Netherlands
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
Zenith in Paris, France
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
Beck's Brewery
Live Music Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milano), Italy
Live Music Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milano), Italy
Live Music Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milano), Italy
Le Phare Club in Tournefeuille, France
Le Phare Club in Tournefeuille, France
Le Phare Club in Tournefeuille, France
Summer Jam Musikfestival, Cologne, Germany
Summer Jam Musikfestival, Cologne, Germany
Summer Jam Musikfestival, Cologne, Germany
Contour Music Promotion GmbH
First Event AG
Openair Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Openair Frauenfeld, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Beck's Brewery

Don't give a platform to singers who call for the murder of gays and lesbians. Say No to Hate Music!

    1. Anton Beierhuber
    2. Petition by

      Anton Beierhuber

      New York City, NY

This summer, a number of venues in Europe will offer a stage to "artists" who did call for the murder LGBT people. Inciting murder is a criminal offence. There is no right to incite the murder of other human beings. This goes way beyond an acceptable expression of opinion. It is time to speak up again and to call for a boycott of these events and their sponsors.

The Festivals Chiemsee Reggae Summer in Germany, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, Amsterdam Reggae Festival in the Netherlands, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain, Sumerjam Festival in Cologne and Regalowisko in Poland planning to host the singer Beenie Man. A singer who is used to be known to call for murder of minorities. In December 2009 for example he sung his song Mi Nah Wallah on a Festival in Uganda, in which he says that he would like to cut the throats of all gay men. Here are some of Beenie Man’s other hateful Lyrics:

„All faggots must be killed!“

„Take a bazooka and kill bum-fuckers.“

„I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays.“

„Hang lesbians with a long piece of rope.“

The "D Club" in Lousanne, the „Zenith Paris – La Vilette“ in Paris, Volkshaus in Zurich, Live Music Club in Milano, Club Atlantico in Rome, People Disco Club in Catanzaro, Le Phare in Tournefeuille and the Amsterdam Reggae Festival have invited in May 2012 the singer Bounty Killer, who uses his songs to encourage murder of homosexuals:

"Bun a fire pon a kuh pon mister fagoty…."

„I’m ready to wipe out this faggot with a pure laser beam"

„Hear this likkle punk guh sing a battyman concept…To kill dis yah fool, to me dat is no stress Murder dem fast just like a Federal Express"

The Chiemsee Reggae Summer also invited TOK. Here are some of their hateful lyrics:

„Those who get together in a queer's car“
„Blaze the fire, let's burn them! (Burn them!!)“

„Those who drink in a queer bar“
„Blaze the fire, let's kill them! (Kill them!!)“

„Queers must die and that's a fact“

We demand that this Event Locations and organizers immediately withdraw their support of people who call for hate, violence, and murder -- towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people, and anyone at all! Hate speech is a crime and has nothing to do with free speech. Lesbian and gay people have a right to live their lives free from threats to “execute” them.

Let the event sponsors – Beck’s and MIGROS -- know what we think about their support for hate and violence. Tell them that we will not tolerate it, and we will launch a boycott.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Beenie Man publishes forced Video Statement

      Anton Beierhuber
      Petition Organizer

      Beenie Man published a Video Statement in which he claims that he respects all people and that he should not be judged for something he did 20 Years ago when he was basically a kid. The statement is such an incredible lie and slap in the face of everyone who knows that he is actively performing his songs wherever he does not fear that the laws are against him. It is unbelievably naive from some Event Organizers & Sponsors to believe that what he says is true. He admitted briefly after it that he was pushed to say it to be able to perform.

      2005 he performed his Anti-GaySong "Bad Man Chi Chi Man" in Georgetown, Guyana. A song that calls for murder of homosexuals. 2009 he performed in Uganda, calling on stage to slit the throats of all gay men and caused a scandal. Pepsi, one of the Sponsors, had to apologize for the performance.
      Since 1999 he has written over 20 Anti-LGBT songs, that humiliate and threaten LGBT People with death. Most of this songs are currently available to buy.

    2. Umstrittener Reggaemusiker am Open Air Frauenfeld

      Anton Beierhuber
      Petition Organizer

      Switzerland biggest Newspaper talks about Swiss Discounter Migros sponsoring of a Festival with Beenie man who calls in his songs for murder and violence against minorities.

    3. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    4. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    5. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    6. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    7. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    8. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    9. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    10. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"
      Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerni...


    11. Decision-maker Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain responds:

      Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain

      Beenie Man: "I respect all human being, including gay and lesbian"

      We have received and we are happy to publish a videomessage of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerning homophobic lyrics ap...


    12. Reached 250 signatures
    13. Bounty Killer not Welcome in Zurich!

      Anton Beierhuber
      Petition Organizer

      More good news to share: The concert of Bounty Killer that was planned in Zurich is not going to take place in the advertised location. This sends out a very positive message. But some locations are still offering a platform to an Artist who called for violence and murder of LGBT people. An Artist who shows no respect to the equal worth of all human beings. An Artist who thinks that taking away the right of life and the dignity of a person is Entertainment and a source of profit. We do not longer want to tolerate that. We say no to hate music!

      Please continue to ask your friends to sign the Petition or email to the Clubs and Sponsors like MIGROS and Beck's and leave comments on their facebook pages asking to respect human dignity instead of only looking for their profit and to please cancel the remaining events with Beenie Man & Bounty Killer:

      https://www.facebook.com/Migros
      https://www.facebook.com/becks.de
      https://www.facebook.com/BecksMusic
      https://www.facebook.com/LIVEMUSICCLUB

    14. Bounty Killer Concert cancelled in Switzerland!

      Anton Beierhuber
      Petition Organizer

      I am very happy to announce that as a result of this action, the D Club in Lausanne cancelled their major event with Bounty Killer, and we are grateful to them for recognizing that they should not be promoting hate.

    15. Reached 100 signatures
    16. Decision-maker Beck's Brewery responds:

      Beck's Brewery

      Abmelden


    17. Reached 50 signatures

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