Petition Launched to Block Action Bronson's NXNE Show Due to His "Violent Misogyny"

Petition Launched to Block Action Bronson's NXNE Show Due to His "Violent Misogyny"
Some Torontonians evidently don't consider Action Bronson to be Mr. Wonderful, since a petition has been launched with the aim of putting a stop to the rapping foodie's upcoming  free show at Yonge-Dundas Square for NXNE.

The gig is scheduled to take place on June 21. The petition opposes Bronson's appearance on the grounds that he "glorifies gang-raping women." The write-up that accompanies the petition criticizes the rapper's "violent misogyny" and argues that his song "Consensual Rape" constitutes "hate speech."

That track includes lines like "Then dig your shorty out 'cause I geeked her up on molly / Have her eating dick, no need for seasoning / If seven dudes are in the room then she's pleasing them / Like a trooper, hit her in the pooper, throw her in the shower then I take her out to Lupa." Hear the song below.

According to the campaign, having Bronson perform a sponsored event on public grounds is "an insult to the people of Toronto." Not surprisingly, the image that accompanies the petition is the album cover from the 2013 EP Saaab Stories (which shows Bronson standing over a scantily clad woman on her knees in front of the toilet).

The petition is seeking a modest 100 signatures, and it's already more than halfway to the goal. Check it out here and see Bronson's full tour schedule below.

Tour dates:

04/03 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
04/04 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04/06 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
04/07 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
04/09 San Diego, CA - The North Park Theatre
04/10 Indio, CA - Coachella
04/12 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
04/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco Theater
04/17 Indio, CA - Coachella
04/20 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
04/21 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
04/22 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
04/24 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Xtaza
04/27 Boston, MA - House of Blues
04/29 Portland, ME - State Theatre
05/01 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
05/03 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
05/04 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
05/06 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
05/08 Miami, FL - Grand Central
05/09 Tampa, FL - Big Guava Festival
05/12 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
05/13 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
05/15 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
05/21 Vancouver, BC - Vogue 
05/22 Seattle, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05/25 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
05/26 Phoeniz, AZ - Marquee
05/31 Houston, TX - House of Blues
06/01 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
06/06 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
06/12 Toronto, ON - North by Northeast 2015
07/17 London, England - Victoria Park
07/31 Montreal, QC - Osheaga 2015
09/10 Isle of Wight, England - Robin Hill Country Park
09/13 London, England - Roundhouse
09/15 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC
09/16 Manchester, England - The Ritz
09/18 Birmingham, England - The Institute
09/19 Bristol, England - O2 Academy 1
09/21 Paris, France - Le Trianon
09/27 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
09/30 Cophenagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
10/03 Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway - Rockefeller