Australia Could Deny Kanye West Entry Over Antisemitism, Official Says

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Australian authorities minister stated Wednesday that rapper Ye, previously often known as Kanye West, could possibly be refused a visa attributable to antisemitic feedback if he makes an attempt to go to Australia.

Schooling Minister Jason Clare was responding to media studies that the U.S. movie star intends to go to the household of latest Australian associate Bianca Censori in Melbourne subsequent week.

Clare stated he didn’t know if Ye had utilized for a visa however that Australia has beforehand refused them to folks with antisemitic views.

“I expect that if he does apply, he would have to go through the same process and answer the same questions” as others who’ve aired such views, Clare informed 9 Community tv.

Final month, Ye praised Hitler in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Twitter later suspended Ye after he tweeted an image of a swastika merged with the Star of David.

Kanye West, often known as Ye, watches the primary half of an NBA basketball recreation between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, on March 11.

AP Picture/Ashley Landis, File

Australia’s Migration Act units safety and character necessities for non-citizens to enter the nation. Any determination on whether or not Ye will get an Australian visa can be made by Immigration Minister Andrew Giles, whose workplace stated he couldn’t touch upon particular person circumstances attributable to privateness causes.

Peter Wertheim, co-chief govt officer of the Govt Council of Australian Jewry, met authorities officers on Tuesday to argue for an entry ban.

“We had a sympathetic hearing,” Wertheim stated on Sky Information. “We’ve made the case that this particular individual does not meet the character test and that it would be in the national interest not to grant him a visa and we set out our reasons in some detail.”

Opposition chief Peter Dutton stated if he had been in authorities, he can be inclined to bar Ye on character grounds.

“My inclination would be not to allow him in,” Dutton informed Melbourne’s Radio 3AW on Tuesday.

“His antisemitic comments are disgraceful, his conduct and his behavior is appalling, and he’s not a person of good character,” Dutton added.

Ye and Censori intend to go to her household who stay within the northeast Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe subsequent week, Seven Community Information reported.

Ye and Censori lately married lower than two months after he finalized his divorce from Kim Kardashian, leisure information web site TMZ reported two weeks in the past.

The AP requested Ye’s consultant whether or not he had married Censori and deliberate to go to Melbourne, however didn’t get a direct response.