Don't give a platform to singers who call for the murder of LGBT people, and boycott their sponsors!
  • Petitioned Martin Masch, Deutsche Bahn

This petition was delivered to:

Senior Manager
Martin Masch, Deutsche Bahn
Head of Finance
Reuter, Deutsche Bahn
Event Location
Club Zürich
Club An Der Schillingbrücke, berlin
ADS Club
District administrator of Traunstein/Uebersee (Chiemgau)
Hermann Steinmaßl
Festival Organisator
GUSTO DOPA AL SOLE
Customer Service Center
Beck's Brewery
Deutsche Bahn
Pressestelle der Deutschen Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
Event Agency
Calabash Events
Investor Relations
Deutsche Bahn
Head of Investor Relations
Deutsche Bahn
Director of Beck's
Heinz Beekmann, Chris Cools, Andreas Girke
City of Uebersee
City of Uebersee
Assistant of Investor Relations
Deutsche Bahn
Leiter Investor Relations
Robert Strähl, Deutsche Bahn
Redaktion
Chiemsee Nachrichten
Travel Managment office of the Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
Customer Service
Deutsche Bahn
Radio Ego FM
Radio Ego FM
City of Uebersee Tourism Information
Stadt Uebersee Torismus
Mayor of the City of Übersee
Marc Nitschke
CRP Konzertagentur GmbH
CRP Konzertagentur GmbH
Chairman, Deutsche Bahn
Berthold Huber
Media Services of the CIty of Zurich
Sibylle Rüegg
DB Fernverkehr AG
Berthold Huber, Andreas Busemann, Wolfgang Heinrichs, Katharina Heuer, Dr. Manuel Rehkopf
Cultural Cooperations Department, Deutsche Bahn
Birke Natemeyer
Calabash Club, Berlin
Calabash Club
Manager Communications, InBev Germany Holding GmbH, Bremen
Oliver Bartelt
Manager Communications, InBev Germany Holding GmbH, Bremen
Claudia Hauschild
City of Termoli, Italy
Belpulsi Silvestro
City of Termoli, Italy
Cravero Carmela
Crystal Lounge Bar Club
CLUB ZURICH/Crystal Lounge
Segreteria generale Comune Monteroni, Italia
Segreteria generale
Manager, GUSTO DOPA AL SOLE
ALESSANDRO PIZZUTO
Segretaria Comune Otranto, Italia
Segretaria Comune Otranto, Italia
piranha media GmbH
Alexander Lacher
Administration, piranha media
Petra Lengnick
piranha-media
Christian Fischer
Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH
Deutsche Bahn

Don't give a platform to singers who call for the murder of LGBT people, and boycott their sponsors!

    1. Anton Beierhuber
    2. Petition by

      Anton Beierhuber

      New York City, NY

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August 2011

Victory

Anton Beierhuber started this petition on Change.org because he did not think bands that promote violence against gay and lesbian people should be promoted in Europe.

Beierhuber worked incredibly hard and successfully convinced all the venues to cancel the shows. He applied pressure through local media, and by gathering as many signatures as possible on his petition. Congratulation Anton for your outstanding success! 

Say No to Hate Music! Don't give a platform to singers who call for the murder of LGBT people, and boycott their sponsors!

This summer, a number of venues in Europe will offer a stage to "artists" who call for the murder LGBT people. It is time to speak up again and to call for a boycott of these events and their sponsors.

The Berlin nightclub "Calabash Club", "Club Zurich" in Zurich, "Villa Paraiso" in Termoli, "Kolingsborg" in Stockholm and the Festival "Gusto Dopa al Sole" in Monteroni di Lecce have invited in August 2011 the singer Bounty Killer (Rodney Basil Price), who uses his songs to encourage murder of homosexuals:

"Bun a fire pon a kuh pon mister fagoty…." From the Song Another Level

"wipe out the faggot with a pure laser beam" From the Song Look Good

"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" From the Song Mr. Wannabee

The Jamaican gay activist group J-FLAG confirms that lyrics like these significantly worsen the already-negative attitude towards homosexuals on the island of Jamaica. Bounty Killer's albums are forbidden to be sold in Germany, and we applaud the German government for trying, albeit without success, to deny him entry to the country, but we must do more.

On August 26th, the Chiemsee Reggae Summer plans to host the singer Capleton, who calls for violence against homosexuals and their murder, singing about a "clean" world without gays and lesbians. (Chiemsee Reggae Summer has a history of ignoring civil rights. Last year, they tried to invite the singer Sizzla, but after a huge wave of protest against him and his hateful lyrics, his appearance was canceled because of "security issues". Now they are trying again.) In the US, Switzerland, and France, his concerts has been cancelled in the past, and this year, some of the artists who were due to appear at this festival have already cancelled their appearances because they refuse to share a stage with Capleton. We must build on this growing movement.

In Capleton’s songs and in comments from the stage, Capleton does more than call for a “metaphorical” cleansing by fire (“fyah bun”).

In “Bun Out Di Chi Chi” Capleton says: “Bun out ah chi chi, Blood out ah chi chi.” “Chi chi” is a derogatory Jamaican term for “gay man.” “Blood out: as in chop, cut, stab, shoot… is a particularly violent, graphic expression.”

In “Whoa! ‘New Way’” Capleton sings: “Sadomite and batty man shot-up….Whoa.” “Batty man” is another derogatory Jamaican term for “gay man.” It is clear here that he is calling for shooting gay men.

In “More Prophet” Capleton sings: ““All boogaman and sodemites fi get killed.” This translates as: All queers and sodomites should be killed.”

In “Hang Dem Up” Capleton sings that: “Bare batty man come round yah a brive….yow / String dem up and hang dem up alive.” This translates as: “All queers who come around here / String them up and hang them up alive.”

These songs are all on YouTube. And these are not all of Capleton’s homophobic songs. Capleton signed a Reggae Compassionate Act agreement, promising not to promote hatred and violence in 2007. But he violated his agreement before the end of the 2007.

We demand that Calabash Events, "Chiemsee Reggae Summer", "Villa Paraiso", Club Zürich and "Club Kolingsborg" immediately withdraw their support of people who call for hate, violence, and murder -- towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people, and anyone at all!

Let the event sponsors -- Becks, Deutsche Bahn, the "Chiemsee Nachrichten" newspaper, Piranha-Media and the City of Übersee -- 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. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Events of Bounty Killer have been cancelled everywhere in Europe.

      Anton Beierhuber
      Petition Organizer

      I am happy to tell you that after our massive Protest the Events of Bounty Killer have been cancelled everywhere in Europe. This sends out a very positive message. Who calls for violence and murder is not welcome in our society.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Nearly 1000 supporters (and counting) expressed their outrage!

      Anton Beierhuber
      Petition Organizer

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

    5. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Alisa Neely FLAT ROCK, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      say, NO TO HATE OF GAYS....and that includes HATE MUSIC towards gays.....it's wrong....it's time to STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT....EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL....and that includes GAY RIGHTS.

      alisa neely

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    • Dan Wilson MIDDLETOWN, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      Anti-gay music must be stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We LGBT people from around the world have the rights to live!!!

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    • Eldora Eldora EWGNMTYSLZM, NM
      • about 3 years ago

      Never would have thunk I would find this so idnipsesnalbe.

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    • Theresa Theresa NPOYPMIDLKYN, RI
      • about 3 years ago

      Okay I'm convinced. Let's put it to atcoin.

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    • Sami M OREM, RI
      • about 3 years ago

      This is SO stupid. LGBT people have the right to live too!!

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