Second College Rethinks Rapper for Concert

April 21, 2016

Students at Trinity College in Connecticut are reconsidering an invite to Action Bronson, a controversial rapper turned chef who is scheduled to perform during the college’s spring concert. Trinity College Barnyard Entertainment, an arm of the student government that organizes events on campus, said that it is taking another look at the schedule after students raised objections over Bronson’s ultraviolent and sexually explicit lyrics.

An online petition advocating his disinvitation had garnered nearly 1,200 supporters as of Wednesday evening (Trinity, by comparison, only has about 2,300 students). “Allowing Action Bronson to perform at Spring Weekend would create a psychologically harmful and drastically unsafe space for women, LGBTQIA+ students, and survivors of sexual assault,” it reads, in part.

George Washington University students disinvited the rapper several weeks ago over similar concerns. Bronson apologized but said in a statement at the time that he thought his lyrics had been misinterpreted. Students at Trinity have yet to make a decision.

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