March 5, 2017
SXSW is the place to be if you want to be reported to immigration authorities for being a filthy illegal.
You know that feel when you go perform for a music festival and then swiftly get arrested by the Customs Border Patrol? No?
You better start checking you White privilege, then, because this is the world we live in now – Trump’s world.
Uproar over language in the contract for performers at the South by Southwest music festival in Texas will force the event’s organizers to review the documents for next year and future shows.
Anonymous insider sources have told us that the new language will mention “purging Beaner scum” and “cleansing America from the foreign hordes.”
It’s time to make SXSW great again!
The outcry came after Told Slant, a New York City-based band, said they were pulling out of the Austin-based festival because of the language in the contract, which reportedly states that the festival can take action if international acts “adversely affect the viability” of their performance.
If international performers break the rules, “South by Southwest (SXSW) will notify the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities of the above actions. International Artists entering the country through the Visa Waiver Program, B visa, or any non-work visa may not perform at any public or non-sanctioned SXSW Music Festival DAY OR NIGHT shows in Austin from March 13-10, 2017. Accepting and performing unofficial events may result in immediate deportation, revoked passport and denied entry by U.S. Customs Border Patrol at U.S. ports of entry.”
Wow, the people hired by SXWS have to actually obey US law? smdh 2017.
What kind of fascists actually demand that their employees refrain from doing criminal acts?
A photo of the SXSW organizers drafting the artist contracts.
The band said they were not interested in aligning themselves with a place that interacts with immigration officials as a means of “controlling where art is shared and performed,” according to the Houston Chronicle.
“This festival uses an imperialist model and prioritizes centralizing and packaging culture over communities and people’s safety. It’s no secret that SXSW has played a huge role in the process (of) Austin’s rapid gentrification. The whole festival exists to the detriment of working class people and people of color in Austin,” the band said.
Who are these people whining about his, anyway? “Told Slant?” Let’s see…
Yeah, that’s about what I’d expect them to look like.
The fact is that the “problematic language” in the contract has been there for over 5 years, and no one batted an eye at it. Attention-seeking liberals are just trying to find little things to flip their lids over in public.
Well, they don’t need to try so hard. We’re only too happy to furnish them more substantial outrage materials. And I have a feeling these inane losers will have plenty of things to cry about in the coming eight years, with the Trumpenfuhrer at the helm.