Immigration Minister Scott Morrison: Revoke Snoop Dogg's visa
  • Petitioning The Hon Scott Morrison MP

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Immigration Minister Scott Morrison: Revoke Snoop Dogg's visa

    1. Talitha Stone
    2. Petition by

      Talitha Stone

      Sydney, Australia

You got a bitch that won’t do what you say…

she hardheaded, she just won’t obey,

you’ve got to put that bitch in her place,

Even if it’s slapping her in her face…

This is what you force me to do

I really didn’t want to put hands on you – Can you Control Yo Ho, Snoop Dogg

‘Snoop Dogg’ (more recently ‘Snoop Lion’), real name Calvin Broadus, promotes hate speech against women. He is famous for his misogynistic lyrics, referring to women as ‘bitches’ and ‘hoes’ who ‘suck dick’. His songs include ‘Break a bitch ‘til the day I die’ and ‘Can you control yo hoe?’

We are about to welcome this US rap artist and self-confessed pimp to our shores for a national tour beginning January 18.

Australian Immigration Fact Sheet 78 on Controversial Visa Applicants refers to “people whose presence in Australia may, because of their activities, reputation, known record or the cause they represent and propagate, vilify or incite discord in the Australian community or a segment of that community, or represent a danger to the Australian community or a segment of that community.”

Snoop Dogg has been refused entry to Australia before because of his criminal history. Britain, Norway and the Netherlands also wouldn’t let him in. 

His criminal history reportedly includes drug and weapons posession, voluntary manslaughter, inciting violence and assault. He has reportedly been listed in an affidavit claiming that he and others lured two underage girls to be filmed exposing themselves by offering them marajuana and ecstasy.

In a 2006 article with Rolling Stone, Snoop Dogg admitted that he was a real-life pimp. During his 2003 US tour - at the height of his stardom - he transported women around the country selling their bodies to athletes and entertainers.

He again discussed his pimping past in another Rolling Stone article earlier this year. The language used to describe the experience reveals that far from being remorseful, he is proud of his contribution to the worldwide problem of trafficking in women and girls:

“I could fire a b*tch, f*ck a b*tch, get a new ho: It was my program. City to city, titty to titty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.”

You would think that given the high rates of violence against women in Australia (costing our economy around $13.6 billion a year) we would work to reduce the cultural environment which tacitly approves these crimes. Instead we do the complete opposite and provide a platform for glamourizing violence against women.

In my previous campaign against Tyler the Creator in June, I was subjected to a torrent of abuse, death and rape threats. He verbally abused me at his Sydney ‘all-ages’ concert and whipped his fans up into a frenzy of hatred, inciting violence against me. 

As a society which claims to be serious about eradicating violence against women, there should be no place for recording artists who glorify misogyny and degrade women for entertainment. Welcoming artists like Snoop Dogg sends a message that we don’t take our obligations to address violence against women seriously.

Snoop Dogg’s presence here would contradict the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children. It undermines the Plan’s commitment to the human rights of women and girls and respectful relationships.

I am asking you to act urgently and join my call to Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to revoke Snoop Dogg’s visa so he cannot promote his women-hating attitudes here. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Snoop turns his pimping fantasies into a reality

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer

      While on his Playboy tour, Snoop lured women to "hardcore pimps that were right behind him. He would be the glitter and the glitz to bring the girls to them from the club to backstage. There they would receive drugs and then be 'turned out'. Once they had gotten a taste of coke and celebrity and “broken in”, they would then be transferred like 'hand me downs' to the hardcore traffickers.

      "Our group and its members had to execute more than one rescue to get these women away from the pimps who were tagging around behind Snoop’s protective wings of his celebrity, money, status and power – as well as his connections. They also used him to hook them up with clients – such as the professional athletes – even by his own admission.

      "I had to sit up with them for hours at night sometimes while they were having nightmares, and flashbacks – and being scared to death that they’d be 'found' again."

      http://godlessfeminist.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/justice-denied-womens-lives-cruelly-destroye

    3. my opinion piece in Daily Life

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Why I want to stop Snoop Dog from visiting Australia

      Talitha Stone, 24. I am a 24 year old activist with grassroots organisation Collective Shout. You may know me from my anti-violence campaign against US rapper, Tyler the Creator who verbally abused me at his all ages Sydney show last year.

    4. Studio 10 had me on their program yesterday to talk about my petition

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      16 Jan - Petition To Ban Snoop Dogg

      24-year-old Talitha Stone is behind a campaign to bar rapper Snoop Dogg from entering Australia, citing his misogynistic lyrics as a bad influence on young men.

    5. Follow Collective Shout on Twitter for more updates

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Collective Shout (CollectiveShout) on Twitter

      The latest from Collective Shout (@CollectiveShout). A grassroots campaigning movement against the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls in media, advertising and popular culture. Australia

    6. Over 3000 signatures - Tweet the petition!

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Immigration Minister Scott Morrison: Revoke Snoop Dogg's visa

      You got a bitch that won't do what you say... she hardheaded, she just won't obey, you've got to put that bitch in her place, Even if it's slapping...

    7. The petition has made international headlines

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Snoop Dogg facing calls to have Australian visa revoked

      Thousands of Australians have signed a petition calling for Snoop Dogg's visa to be revoked ahead of the rapper's tour of the country later this month (Jan14). The Gin and Juice hitmaker will head to Brisbane on 18 January (14) for the first of his Australian shows, which also include headline slots at the multi-city Big Day Out touring festival, as well as concerts in Melbourne and Sydney.

    8. Petition To Cancel Snoop Dogg Australian Tour Gathers Steam

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Petition To Cancel Snoop Dogg Australian Tour Gathers Steam

      Written by Nastassia Baroni on 14th January, 2014 An online petition has been launched on Change.org campaigning for Snoop Lion's (formerly Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus) visa to be revoked, ahead of his headlining Australian tour and Big Day Out 2014 set later this month.

    9. The Australian has written an article about the campaign

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Snoop Dogg gets visa despite petition

      CONTROVERSIAL US rapper Snoop Dogg will be allowed to perform at this year's Big Day Out festival despite moves to have his visa revoked, the federal government says. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has been called on to revoke the star's visa in a petition organised by grassroots movement Collective Shout, which claims his lyrics glorify violence against women.

    10. Sydney Morning Herald article about the petition

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer
      Petition to have Big Day Out headliner Snoop Dogg barred from entering Australia

      'Degrading to women' ... Snoop Dogg performs at the 2013 MTV EMA's in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo: Getty Images A Sydney woman behind an online petition to have Snoop Lion's (aka Snoop Dogg's) Australian visa revoked is the same person who also attempted to have other controversial musicians, Tyler the Creator and Robin Thicke, thrown out of the country last year.

    11. Reached 2,500 signatures
    12. Article: Corporate sponsored pimping plays role in US human trafficking

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer

      "Trafficker conjures one image, and yet in our MTV’d, BET’‘d, 50 Cent-loving, Snoop-celebrating culture, the word pimp conjures up something different. We call them by different names because it’s more about whom they’re exploiting. Selling girls from Eastern Europe or Thailand makes you a trafficker, selling American girls makes you a pimp and gets you a sneaker deal, a soft-drink endorsement, a Chrysler commercial.

      Most of us would probably agree that yes, we’re against trafficking and, of course, we’re against slavery, but a quick look at the music on our iPods or the artists we support might tell a different story. It’s critical that as consumers we begin to call out ‘pimping’ for what it is – trafficking, slavery, an extreme form of violence and abuse against women and children."

      Read the whole article here: http://thegrio.com/2010/01/11/corporate-sponsored-pimping-plays-role-in-us-human-trafficking/

      Corporate sponsored pimping plays role in US human trafficking

      Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day and President Obama recently proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Yet when we think about trafficking, we think about it happening to children from Asia, women from the Ukraine, domestic servants brought in from Africa and Central America.

    13. Reached 750 signatures
    14. We can't ignore Snoop Dogg's admission of sex trafficking

      Talitha Stone
      Petition Organizer

      Check out this video from anti trafficking group the "End it movement." The video depicts trafficked women being transported in the back of a truck through the US. In this case, the women were actors and the truck had transparent sides so that onlookers could see the women inside.

      The truck carried a message "every year women are trafficked to major sporting events to be sold as sex slaves."

      The stunt was created to ask the question "'if you could see it, would you end it?" You can watch the video here: http://collectiveshout.org/2013/12/if-you-could-see-it-would-you-end-it-trafficking-video/

      The video is so disturbing and it reminded me of Snoop Dogg bragging to Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year about being a "pimp" during one of his tours. He said "I had a bus follow me with ten b****es on it.

      Over 500 signatures is fantastic, but we need many more. Keep sharing the petition! http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/immigration-minister-scott-morrison-revoke-snoop

      If you could see it, would you end it?

      Every year women are trafficked to major sporting events to be sold as sex slaves End it Movement created this powerful video bringing awar

    15. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Sharon Barendse AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      The definition and experience of entertainment is to be provided an enjoyable and pleasurable experience. This artist wants others to be entertained by the degrading and criminal treatment of women. I am sure the government would not allow it if it was aimed at a particular marginalised cultural group, why should it be allowed when it's aimed at our women? We should never tolerate this. I recently did my citizenship test and I learned our country stands for the respectful treatment of ALL people. We can't allow one man to come in and publicly degrade half of our nation and by way of example encourage the other half to do the same. Let's see, I hope and pray that Australia stands by it's values.

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    • habib rehman habib rehman KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
      • about 1 month ago

      halp me

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    • Chris Cass CHADSTONE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Stop the perpetuation of misogyny and violence against women.

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    • Hamish Grant CALOUNDRA, AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      We have enough violence on our streets, homes without bringing this moron to further promote it in his disgusting lyrics. America can have him...period!!!

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    • Jessica Choy SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Because a flagrant violator of human rights should not be allowed near our citizens.

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