Stop silencing musicians

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Phil Badiz
Jan 30, 2021
banning words is a fascist tactic! we need more freedom, not less, and those who have been historically marginalised need it the most.

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Timi Adeniji
Jan 4, 2021
I’m signing the petition because the government should never be able to silence a voice and these musicians are keeping them self from the violence of their past experience by making music about it and if their music gets banned they’ll just go back to the violence. So just let them make music

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Kianna Francis
2 years ago
I think that banning drill will not only make matters worse but it’s depriving young people of their voice and repressing what they have seen or been through.

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Natasha Bates
2 years ago
Rap music doesn't kill people, people kill people when they interpret a variety of "messages" to justify their intentions. This policy angers me in seeing how much police resources are wasted policing political and religious activism with overtly provocative agendas but in a so-called democracy, I'd still defend THEIR right to preach hate so why is it different for artistic expression??路

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Ryan Fletcher
2 years ago
I don't agree with censorship in any way, shape, or form and it is freedom of expression. Silencing rap lyrics is extremely unconstitutional in North American markets and should be the same for UK markets.

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Greg Deavens II
2 years ago
I'm from the United States and I remember the treatment Hip-Hop used to get from government officials and others (mainly white people) who felt that young, Black kids telling the world about their communities & hardships was somehow detrimental to them, their families & the overall "moral fabric" of the country. However, they failed to realize that the "moral fabric" they spoke of created the environments that created Hip-Hop in the first place. Stop blaming Black Artists for holding up a mirror to the society that inspired their art!

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romu edorh
2 years ago
Chupa tu mae... thats suck ur mom in espagnol 

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Sofie NaahDaarh
2 years ago
Freedom of speech.

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Anthony Davies
2 years ago
Art shouldn't be oppressed

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Keaton Leigh
2 years ago
Britain is a racist state. For decades, successive British governments have implemented a white supremacist agenda to oppress BAME communities through police brutality, a racist criminal justice system and the systematic underfunding of social and community services like youth centres, sports grounds and libraries. This system restricts people from these communities from opportunities many of us would take for granted, leaving them in poverty. When a community is oppressed in this way, it leads to both a financial and a community instability, which is why we are seeing the tragedy of the knife crime epidemic in London. So then, when the government turns around and accuses young people from the communities that they are oppressing who are attempting to make a name for themselves by discussing the real issues that face their communities - issues that the government caused - as promoting violence, the hypocrisy and racism stinks. The silencing of Skengdo and AM, one of many Drill artists who are not allowed to make their art because of their background and the subject matter of their songs, is obviously just another way for the British state to silence dissent. We live in an authoritarian state, where freedom is curtailed simply because of who you are and what you talk about. Drill doesn't kill people. The British government does.