Action Bronson Gets Taken Off George Washington University’s Spring Concert Lineup
A different group of students at George Washington University has started a petition to reinstate Bronson into the Spring Fling concert lineup. They cite Bronson's right to "free speech and free artistic expression" as reason enough to let him perform.
Bronson has written a letter and posted it to his Facebook addressing the situation. Read it below.
For the second time in less than a year, Action Bronson has been removed as a headliner from a spring concert. After he was announced as George Washington University's headliner at their annual Spring Fling concert, students complained about the Queens, NY MC's "blatant misogyny."
"Bronson has a history of public transphobia, and has mocked transgender people on Instagram," wrote Sarah Blugis in the opinion editor of The Hatchet, the school's student newspaper. "He's also been widely criticized for the song 'Consensual Rape,' in which he describes drugging and raping a woman. One of his music videos, for a song called 'Brunch,' depicts Bronson cooking a meal next to a woman's dead body, putting her body in the trunk of his car, then stabbing her repeatedly while shouting gendered insults."
A petition titled "Cut Action Bronson from the GW Spring Fling Set List" earned right around 350 supporters and the school's Program Board responded by removing Bronsolino from the lineup.
"The Program Board has decided to remove Action Bronson from Saturday's setlist," the school said in a statement. "We apologize to the GW community for causing distress over the past few days and for attempting to bring an artist who is not consistent with our values of diversity and inclusion."
GoldLink will now serve as the show's headliner.
Bronson ran into the same issue last May as he was bumped from the North by Northeast Festival's main stage. A petition cited the same "Consensual Rape" song and glorification of the rape and murder of women and was signed over 40,000 times. Bronson released "Consensual Rape" back in 2011.
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