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Canucks Chuck Hate Music

9/30/2007 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jamaican reggae and dancehall artists Sizzla (left) and Elephant Man (right) have been given the boot by at least one Toronto venue, after Canadian advocacy groups cited the pair for anti-gay slurs. Shows for Sizzla, who was scheduled to perform at Toronto's Kool Haus last Friday, and Elephant Man, who had an October 6 concert scheduled, were both canceled.
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A coalition of around 20 organizations called Stop Murder Music Canada called for the artists to be banned from the country. "They shouldn't have been allowed to get visas to perform in the country. It's not about censorship or artistic freedom. That stops when hate propaganda is involved," coalition founder Akim Larcher told the Toronto Star.

This isn't the first time Elephant Man has run into trouble. In 2004, he was kicked off the British Mobo Awards for refusing to alter his homophobic lyrics.

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1.

Cartman    

So they hate Kanye... who doesn't?

Thanks



2496 days ago
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notaceleb    

Now, which is which? Seriously! Though, I have to say the way these guys look and are dressed they each have more pressing problems than dissing gays.

2496 days ago
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FlBiker    

I think I drop loose change in their cup.

2496 days ago
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Seriously    

Wow, those are some fugly dudes!!!!

2496 days ago
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LL    

#2, LOL theres nothing with the way they are dressed. With them both being from Jamaican, I would not expect them to be all blinged out and in designer clothes the way our American celebrities like to wear their bank accounts on their backs. Also actually, they are considered *rich* in their country-both live in huge mansions and such on the island

2496 days ago
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Adam    

Yes, these guys do live in huge mansions. Oh yeah, the are also freaking ugly as all get out.

2496 days ago
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Billy Jo    


I'm sorry, but those guys will be in jail within 3 months....

2496 days ago
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notaceleb    

LH #5: Now, I know they're wacked for sure! They're from Jamaica, and they're dressed like Fall clothes horses. What's up with that hat? In Jamaica?

2496 days ago
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Sure, whatever    

Homophobia is the wrong term to be using here, it would imply that they are somehow "afraid" of homosexuality.

The term "homophobia" is more used up than Parisite. It's devolved into a term that is used to label anyone who doesn't approve of homosexuality. Do I have to belabor the fact that one can disapprove of homosexuality without being "afraid" of it?

Sorry if I used some big words here, I know the typical TMZ reader is probably choking on the multisyllabic terms used.

2496 days ago
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kingpams    

well thatshow they feel its music its not like you going to see them out there killing gays, what happened to freedon of speech,? i personally dont like gay guys but its there life not mine, man to man is so unjust, i love the music they sing, am a reggae fanatic they express them selves with what hey want to say they say what others are scared to say,the not just against gay people they talk about whats really going on aound the worl, yeall gat better things to talk about than them too, why they drop them bombs in na arabia? why the children bow than and suffer inna africa? leaders of the righteous just fighting fir super power, so urn batty boy!!!!!!!!

2496 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

those are some fugly dudes!!!!

2496 days ago
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kingpams    

the are expressing the wrong within our selves through there music!!! nothing wrong with it freedom of speech.

2496 days ago
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Captain America    

Tmz are anti gun radicals. GLAAD are anti gun radicals and anti free speech radicals. I am glad I dont live in Canada has no free speech or gun rights. In fact Canada and Glaad have a few things in common Canada has no First Amendment or Second Amendment, and GLAAD wants to destroy the First Amendment and the Second Amendment in the United States. And as for PETA I am eating a hamburger right now

2496 days ago
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tired of cry baby    

oh god! ANOTHER COUNTRY THATS AS SOFT AS AMERCIA. THERE JUST WORDS PEOPLE! THEY SHOULD BE DENIDED A VISA BECAUSE THERE SO FREAKING UGLY. NOT BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE GAYS.

2496 days ago
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The Alliance    

pretty soon, saying "i dont like gays" will be like murdering someone and u'll be arrested and sentenced to life imprisionment, these pro-gay groups are making it bigger than it is, they have NOT provided any evidence what so ever that these guy's lyrics inspire people to actually kill homosexuals, no evidence. none, but black students are being allowed to be beaten & arrested because they spill a little cake on the floor and didn't clean it up properly, america & canada lost.

2496 days ago
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