Liberal politician and a family lobby group are still calling
on the Australian government to keep Eminem
out of the country later this month, when his tour is set
who is a member of Prime Minister John Howard's Liberal
Party, said on Monday he had written to Howard asking that
Eminem be banned from Australia.
is no way the Australian government should allow those who
pray on the disenchanted and disillusioned youth of Australia
to visit our country and promote a culture of drugs, violence
and foul language,'' Slipper said.
Family Association was the first to request Eminem be denied
entry, claiming his lyrics are violent, homophobic and misogynistic.
John Howard said the decision to keep Em out of the country
was not his to make, but he did comment, "You cannot
have these constantly gratuitous exhortations to violence
and not expect some impact, some consequences, some spin-off.
I've got to say the lyrics of Eminem are sickening.''
It has been
announced that Eminem will address his Australian critics.
Sources state that Eminem has scheduled a press conference
in Melbourne on July 26th to discuss the controversy. He
plays in Melbourne that night and Sydney on July 27th.