According to a top Australian government minister, musician Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, may not be granted a visa if he tries to visit Australia because of antisemitic remarks.
Jason Clare, the minister of education, was responding to media allegations that the American star planned to visit Bianca Censori’s family in Melbourne the following week.
Clare stated that while he was unaware of Ye’s application for a visa, Australia had previously denied visas to individuals who hold antisemitic sentiments.
Clare told Nine Network television, “I expect that if he does apply, he would have to go through the same process and answer the same questions” as others who have expressed similar opinions.
In an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones last month, Ye lauded Hitler.
After tweeting a picture of a Swastika combined with the Star of David, Twitter later suspended Ye.
The Migration Act of Australia establishes security and moral standards for visitors. Immigration Minister Andrew Giles will decide whether Ye is granted an Australian visa; however, according to his office, he is unable to comment on specific instances owing to privacy concerns.
Peter Wertheim, co-CEO of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, met with representatives of the government on Tuesday to promote an admission restriction.
Wertheim stated on Sky News that “We had a sympathetic hearing.” “We have argued that this specific person does not pass the character test and that it would be in the national interest to deny him a visa, and we have outlined our arguments in some detail.”
Peter Dutton, the head of the opposition, claimed that if he were in office, he would be inclined to exclude Ye for moral reasons.
On Tuesday, Dutton told Melbourne’s Radio 3AW, “My inclination would be not to allow him in.”
“His conduct and his behavior is horrible, and he’s not a guy of good character,” Dutton continued. “His antisemitic sentiments are disgraceful.”
Next week, Ye and Censori want to go see her relatives in the Ivanhoe neighborhood of northeast Melbourne, according to Seven Network News.
According to a rumor published two weeks ago on the entertainment news website TMZ, Ye and Censori recently wed less than two months after he finalized his divorce from Kim Kardashian.
When the AP questioned Ye about whether he had wed Censori and intended to travel to Melbourne, the agent did not respond right away.