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NXNE Cancels Action Bronson at YDS – Bends to Public Pressure.

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NXNE bends to public pressure
On May 26 a user by the name of Erica Shiner, posted a petition to “Stop Action Bronson From Performing At Yonge And Dundas Square” on change.org.

UPDATED: There is now a counter petition online HERE

The petition has gone on to raise over 37,000 supporters.  After saying he will support the festival, a statement from John Tory called Action Bronson lyrics ‘astonishing, disturbing’.

NXNE released two polar opposite press releases on the topic over the last 72hrs

This first titled: NXNE Addresses Action Bronson Petition seemed to support Bronson and implied that the concert was going ahead as scheduled.

“NXNE believes each and every one of these artists have the right to express their views through music, but those views belong to them and them alone. Those who are offended by an artist are invited to check out other Festival showcases, as NXNE will present hundreds of artists this June – some may be considered controversial, but most are just plain fun.

However minutes ago the festival released a second press release entitled: NXNE Releases Update On Action Bronson Show.  This update stated that NXNE would cancel Action Bronson at Yonge and Dundas (YDS) square.   

“we will not be presenting Action Bronson at Yonge-Dundas Square but, hopefully we will still be presenting Action Bronson as part of Northby.”
 

See both press releases below:

NXNE Action Bronson 1

NXNE Action Bronson 2

With the controversial 45 day performance clause controversy last year and now this bend to public pressure is NXNE losing its cool factor?

 

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