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US Gays target Sizzla again

August 27th, 2016 | Tags:
Sizzla recently performed on the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Northern California, his first performance in the US since 2008. Photo: CARIBUPDATE

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Sizzla’s first United States tour in eight years has hit a snag. Promoters of his September 23 show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco (SF) have switched the show to nearby Oakland after protests by a gay rights group.

The group, Queer Humboldt, launched a campaign detailing Sizzla’s previous anti-LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) statements.

Their outcry immediately put pressure on promoters at 1015 Folsom in Humboldt County, and Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre, another venue in the region Sizzla was scheduled to perform.

“We have worked to educate people on ‘murder music’ and we have had lots of success. Therefore, we will continue to educate where we can so that venue owners can understand and will not accomodate entertainers like Sizzla, who seek to bring violence upon gays and lesbians via their music,” Queer Humboldt’s Todd Larsen said.

“When we reached out to 1015 Folsom, which has supported the LGBTQ community for decades, to inquire as to why they booked the show, they were surprised. An employee told us he wasn’t aware of Sizzla’s anti-gay sentiments,” Larsen added.

According to Larsen, he and his team are determined to educate promoters who have booked Sizzla for shows about his aggression toward gays. 
“We are even very surprised that he got back his visa,” he said.

1015 Folsom had advertised Sizzla’s upcoming appearance on their Instagram page. Their website shows that Andrew Luce and Vincent will replace him on September 23.

Yesterday, owners of 1015 Folsom announced through their Facebook page that the Sizzla show has been moved to a new venue.

“Due to community concerns, the San Francisco Sizzla concert at 1015 Folsom is being moved to Venue Oakland. All tickets from the SF show will be honoured at the new location. There will be a one-week window to claim a refund, closing on August 31 at 11:59 pm. Beyond that window, the show will have a no-refund policy,” the post read.

Sizzla recently performed on the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Northern California, his first performance in the US since 2008. 
He and several dancehall acts, including Buju Banton, Capleton and Beenie Man, have been targeted by gay groups in the US and Europe.

11 Responses to “US Gays target Sizzla again”

  • them anti man will make you or break you (27/08/2016, 17:00) Like (58) Dislike (5) Reply
    Them anti man going soon have him arrested for something, even if them have to frame him.
    • the rock (05/09/2016, 16:15) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      sizzler needs to live an let live, let the almighty above do his work!
  • BAD MAN (27/08/2016, 17:56) Like (45) Dislike (4) Reply

    NAH APOLOGISE TO NO **** BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • de silent one (28/08/2016, 17:04) Like (31) Dislike (4) Reply
    Isn't it his democratic rights to speak out about what he sees to be against his religious belief. What kind of double standard are they practicing, or is it because he's from the Islands and don't have the support to fight back.
    • DOUBLE STANDARDS (29/08/2016, 15:48) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      It is okay for gays to speak bad about muslims but bad for rastas to talk down gays.
  • Only in the BVI (30/08/2016, 07:48) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
  • RealTalk (31/08/2016, 07:47) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fire make we burn dem!
  • soildier (21/09/2016, 08:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Burn out de chichi man dem, fire and brimstone to all doers of immoralities . Hmm what is the world coming to when one group of gay people can force the law to reschedule a show because of a man belief of gay people. I bet you if it was a gay artist and someone tried to stop the show the law would say they have rights .
  • son of the earth (21/09/2016, 17:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    In this politics of the world. to demolish homosexuality, we need to come together as a people and promote healthy families. man to woman, no cheating whatsoever, be respectful to your family, raise your family and DO NOT MOLEST YOUR KIDS. show the people the benefits to a heterosexual lifestyle.
  • wake up (08/01/2017, 14:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    of course them going at him again most of them is homo them elite do not want woman all in them by-bull them paint a nasty picture of the woman when in fact she is the goddess of the universe

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