Earlier in the week Tyler, The Creator tweeted that he had been “banned” from Australia placing the blame on Collective Shout director Coralie Alison, who has sinced faced some vile backlash from Tyler’s fans.
The degree and tone of the backlash Alison has received is truly disturbing, with the activist taking to Twitter to say that fans have described to her “in detail” how they’re going to “mutilate, rape and murder” her.
Now Tyler has taken to Twitter to distance himself from those attackers. “I AM SO BUMMED THAT I CANT GO TO A PLACE THAT I FELL IN LOVE WITH, IT SUCKS,” he wrote. “BUT YO, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT OTHERS SAY, NO WAY, EVER.”
In his initial tweets earlier in the week Tyler tagged Alison’s Twitter handle. Today she wrote, “[Tyler] knew this would be the outcome when he tagged me.” She’s also called upon Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to watch the abuse happening on her feed.
While Tyler fans continue to direct hate messages towards Alison, many have come out in support of her using the hashtag #IStandWithCoralie created by her colleagues at Collective Shout.
Despite all this, promoters Frontier Touring have announced that while the department for immigration has “raised issues” with his visa application, at this stage Tyler, The Creator is still coming to the country.
UPDATE 10/08/15: Tyler, The Creator’s Australian tour has been officially cancelled.