Murder Music. Eureka. Again.
[Update: Promoter Beau deVito of Bonus Entertainment is changing the location to a club “to be announced.” The show has NOT been cancelled.]
George Bailey III, aka Capleton, has been booked for a performance the second week of October by the Red Fox Tavern in Eureka.
Capleton has been a target of “Stop Murder Music” activists for his lyrics, which call for the murder of lesbians and gays. Based on past experience, anticipate that his management will lie regarding his historic and present behavior. Those who host him are well aware of his real behavior but, if not anti-gay themselves, are ruled by greed.
More information about Capleton is here: http://my.firedoglake.com/heathen07/2012/05/02/who-is-capleton-and-what-is-he-doing-in-2012-2/
More information about murder music and Jamaica’s extraordinary hatred of gay people is here, http://www.guernicamag.com/features/greenberg_12_1_10 and here http://www.soulrebels.org/dancehall.htm
From the first link:
Anyone who opposes the promotion of hatred, violence and vigilante killing or lynching should be encouraged to speak out against Capleton and the other “kill LGBT” performers.
LGBT people and others who support equal rights and fair treatment of LGBT people are often accused of “censorship” when we speak out against “kill LGBT” performers such as Capleton. But it is Capleton and the other murder music artistes who are trying to censor LGBT people. LGBT people are actually killed in Jamaica and once you are dead, you no longer have any “freedom of speech.” Killing someone or threatening to kill someone is the ultimate censorship. It is very effective censorship in Jamaica and the Caribbean, where an LGBT person clearly risks their life if they speak out.