Monday, November 16, 2009


The Big Day Out has withdrawn its invitation to Jamaican homophobe Beenie Man. Good. As I noted earlier, decent people don't provide a platform for this sort of bigotry, let alone pay bigots to spread hate. If Beenie Man wants to tour the country and sing, he should be free to do so - but there's no reason for NZ's biggest music festival to collaborate in his denigration of gays.

Though I am left wondering why the Big Day Out didn't see this coming. In the age of Google and Wikipedia, surely they were aware that their guest would attract exactly this sort of controversy? Or were they stupid enough to think that no-one would care?