Eminem Granted Visa


was granted his visa from the Australian

government to perform, along with a strict message

to respect the countries value and multicultural society.

Lawmakers and other groups were opposed to allowing

Eminem and D-12 into the country, claiming that his

lyrics were violent and homophobic.

The groups

were attempting to ban Em on the grounds that his

legal record, most of which he gathered this year,

should keep him from coming into the country because

of bad character.


Minister Philip Ruddock said " The Visa carries

with it a responsibility of respect for our multicultural

society and values and the need to avoid vilifying

or inciting discord."