Tyler, The Creator causes a Twitter storm

Feminist activist Coralie Alison subjected to Twitter abuse from fans after Tyler tweets at her over visa issues.


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There’s a Twitter storm hanging over Australia and Tyler, The Creator (real name Tyler Okonma) is slap bang in the centre of it after falsely accusing Coraline Alison of feminist group Collective Shout for blocking his Australian tour.

Alison went on to receive rape and death threats from Tyler’s fiercely loyal Odd Future fanbase, even when it transpired that his visa apparently hasn’t been fully refused, which was confirmed in a statement by Frontier Touring.

It isn’t the first time Tyler has stirred things up down under. He launched a similar campaign against Collective Shout in 2013, when member Tailtha Stone failed in her attempts to get them banned from the country. Tyler went on to dedicate two songs with sexually violent and graphic lyrics in the live show to “some bitch [who] was trying to get him kicked out of the country” with themes of rape. Odd Future were also banned from playing alongside Eminem in New Zealand last year on the grounds they were considered a “threat to public order and the public interest.”

[via The Guardian]