News 20 April 2019
Author: Alice Moodle

New Petition asks the Government to remove Tyler, The Creator’s UK Ban

20 April 2019

Four years have passed since Tyler, The Creator was prohibited from entering Britain. This was due to his controversial lyrics on his 2009 Bastard and 2011 Goblin projects.

With the ban due to last for at least another year, a fan has decided to start a petition for the UK Government to reconsider their decision.

At the time of the ban, the Home Office released the following statement, “coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values. The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds.”

Since the ban, Tyler has put out two projects including his massive 2017 album, Flower Boy.

Flower Boy saw a change in style for Tyler, marked a growth from his previous music and saw a lack of the “controversial lyrical content” that existed on his older projects. Many fans were upset that they weren’t able to witness the album live through a tour or festivals within the UK after its release.

The petition needs to receive at least 10,000 signatures to get a reaction from the government and at least 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in Parliament. Currently, the petition has over 2,000 signatures.

You can find the petition page here and for news on another controversial UK government ban, find out about the new UK porn ban right here on GRM Daily.