Kanye West could be barred from entering Australia to meet his new wife’s family because of his praise for Hitler and his antisemitic diatribes, government officials said Wednesday.
The rapper is reportedly planning to fly with Bianca Censori to her hometown of Melbourne next week for the get-together with her clan.
As we first reported, the couple tied the knot during a private ceremony earlier this month without filing a marriage certificate. It’s not clear if Kanye has gotten a visa for the rumored trip or even applied for one.
In any case, Australia’s Education Minister, Jason Clare, says if Kanye does apply for a visa it might get rejected. The Land Down Under has a history of turning away people with antisemitic beliefs.
Clare told Nine Network TV … “I expect that if he does apply, he would have to go through the same process and answer the same questions,” as anyone who has expressed such views.
As you know … Kanye recently went on a bizarre anti-Jewish campaign, praising Hitler and Nazis. He was seen hanging out with notorious white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
Ye was suspended from Twitter after posting an image of a Swastika merged with the Star of David. Kanye also went live on-air with alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for his show, “Infowars.” Among other things, Kanye said, “I like Hitler.”
Given his rhetoric, it appears Kanye has an uphill battle with Australian Jewish groups, who have already called for him to be refused entry in anticipation of any visa request.
Executive Council of Australian Jewry co-chief Peter Wertheim told Sky News …”We’ve made the case that this particular individual does not meet the character test and that it would be in the national interest not to grant him a visa and we set out our reasons in some detail.”
Immigration Minister Andrew Giles will make the final decision on whether to let Kanye into the country, if it comes to that.