The Queens rapper faces more protests from college students.
Action Bronson was recently removed from the bill at George Washington University in Washington D.C.’s Spring Fling due to the content of his lyrics and has now been taken off the bill at another college’s spring weekend.
After a petition was started at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, the branch of student government that does entertainment programming released a statement saying Action would no longer perform, partially due to student activism.
“We took the petition, Remove Action Bronson from Trinity College’s Spring Weekend Concert, which was published on Change.org, and the views expressed in the comment section very seriously. They were some of the most important factors in our decision to remove Action Bronson from our campus,” they wrote on Facebook. “In the beginning of March we were made aware of the severity and depth of some of Action Bronson’s lyrics. We began to create a strategy to keep members of our community safe and began drafting our response to the backlash that we anticipated. Following news that Action Bronson was being removed as the headlining artist for Spring Weekend at The George Washington University, our executive-board committee voted on March 31st to remove Action Bronson from our Spring Weekend concert because of his lyrics, music, videos, and the misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia that they promote.”
Action responded to the cancellation at GWU, but has yet to comment on this second removal. In his previous statement, he said: “I understand that when it comes to musicians, and more specifically rappers, the lyrics I say are taken to heart many times as a representation of my beliefs or true feelings. SO please let me make this very clear: I think rape and acts of violence toward woman are DISGUSTING. I would never condone anything remotely close to that type of behavior, and it’s certainly not what I’m about at all. But, the song in question has caused people discomfort and pain and I’m sincerely sorry about it.”
In 2012, Action Bronson posted a video of himself posing with a distressed transgender woman after his friend had poured water on her. He has since committed a number of acts of violence on his audience members at live performances. It might not just be the lyrics, dude…