Rapper Freeze Corleone’s concert, deemed anti-Semitic, canceled in Montreal
French rapper Freeze Corleone, whose lyrics are considered anti-Semitic by many organizations, will not be performing at L’Olympia in Montreal on December 4 as planned.
Ticketing giant Ticketmaster said on its website on Tuesday that the show was canceled, without providing further explanation.
Last week, Jewish organizations including B’nai Brith Canada urged L’Olympia to cancel the show due to the tenor of the 30-year-old rapper’s remarks, which have earned him criticism from advocacy groups human rights and the French political class.
In a statement released on Monday, B’nai Brith pointed out that Freeze Corleone – whose real name is Issa Lorenzo Diakhaté – had notably compared himself to Adolf Hitler and that he has repeatedly denied the Holocaust.
Corleone’s rhetoric goes far beyond the limits of artistic expressionsaid Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, in the same release.
The Holocaust led to the death of six million Jews. Corleone’s denial is not only inaccurate, but dangerous. His hatred must find no refuge in any Canadian city, including Montreal.