According to a minister in the government, Kanye West could be denied entry into Australia because of his history of making antisemitic comments.
According to reports, the rapper, now known as Ye, was going to Australia to visit his partner Bianca Censori (who was born in Melbourne).
Jason Clare, Minister of Education, condemned Ye’s “awful” antisemitic remarks about Hitler and the Holocaust. He also stated that visas were denied to others who made similar statements.
Clare stated that people like this who have applied for visas to enter Australia previously were rejected. Clare spoke on Channel Nine. I expect that he will have to apply for visas in the same way and answer the same questions as they did.
Ye has been making a string of antisemitic comments in recent months. This includes praising Hitler and tweeting a picture swastika.
Peter Dutton, the opposition leader and an immigration minister in a previous government, stated on Tuesday that he would be inclined not to ban Ye, but that it was a government decision.
He said that his antisemitic remarks were disgraceful and his conduct and his behavior were appalling to 3AW radio.
“He is not a person with good character, and the minister has to be able to stop someone coming into our country with bad character.”
Peter Wertheim, the co-chief executive officer of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry met with officials Tuesday to advocate for the banning of the musician.
Wertheim stated, “We had a sympathetic listening.”
“We have made it clear that the particular person does not meet the character requirement and that it would not be in the national interests not to grant him visa. We also explained our reasons in detail in that letter.”