Kanye West could be banned from entering Australia to meet his new bride’s family due to comments praising Hitler, minister warns: ‘We’ve rejected people for this in the past’
- Minister suggested Ye could be banned from Australia
- The rapper plans to visit his new wife’s family in Melbourne
- Comments on Adolf Hitler could see his visa rejected
Kanye West could potentially be banned from entering Australia due to anti-Semitic comments he made.
The rapper, known as Ye, is reportedly planning to travel to Melbourne in the coming days to meet the family of his new wife, designer Bianca Censori.
Ye was widely criticized last year for praising Adolf Hitler during an interview with far-right American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
The rapper, known as Ye, is said to be planning to travel to Melbourne in the coming days to meet the family of his new wife, designer Bianca Censori (pictured)
Education Minister Jason Clare suggested his past comments could prevent Ye from getting an Australian visa.
While Mr Clare was unsure whether the rapper had applied for a visa, he said a quick Google search revealed that he “seems to be a pretty big fan of someone who killed six million Jews in last century”.
“People like this who have applied for visas to enter Australia in the past have been turned down,” he told Nine’s Today on Wednesday.
“I expect that if he applies, he will have to go through the same process and answer the same questions as them.”
On Tuesday, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said his inclination would be not to allow the rapper into Australia.
“His anti-Semitic comments are disgraceful, his conduct and behavior are appalling, and he is not a person of good character,” Mr Dutton told 3AW.
Mr Dutton said the Minister for Immigration had the power to prevent people of bad character from entering Australia.
“My instinct would be if I was that decision maker, I think there are better people we could accommodate,” he said.
Ye was widely criticized last year for praising Adolf Hitler during an interview with far-right American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones