|France: Jamaican reggae star’s concerts cancelled
Reggae singer Capleton’s allegedly homophobic lyrics has prompted protests by the gay rights group Coordination InterPride France, calling to ban his concerts. So far, six French music venues have axed scheduled performances in response, reports BBC World.
Jamaican reggae star Capleton (real name: Clifton George) is a controversial entertainer who has been banned from performing in Britain and certain parts of the United States because of his stance against homosexuality as well as his racist views. At a concert he held in Zen Nightclub in Trinidad on March 30, 2005, he spoke to his audience about being the man appointed by Salassie to cleanse the world of all evil people.
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