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Canada's Kool Haus Denounces "Murder Music" - Elephant Man

elephantman-diddyrihanna.jpgAs released in an official statement to the Toronto Star and PROUD FM, late Friday afternoon, The Kool Haus does not support any form of violent and aggressive lyrics against the gay/lesbian community; including those sung by Elephant Man, scheduled to perform at The Kool Haus, Friday September 28th.

CEO of The Kool Haus, Charles Khabouth, has released the following statement:

"Had I been aware of the nature of the lyrics, I would not have allowed the booking; unfortunately, I was only made aware after the fact. It is impossible for a venue that hosts hundreds of shows a year to be aware of all violent and discriminatory lyrics performed by artists. Furthermore, had I had the ability to pull the show altogether, once I was made aware of the nature of the lyrics, I would have. Due to a contractual agreement that was signed before the matter was brought to my attention, I was not able to act as I would have liked. I want to make it clear, I am not comfortable with this show at The Kool Haus, and I in no way, support the musician or his lyrics; I am simply bound to a contractual agreement that I am unable to break.

If we could single handedly stop these kinds of musical acts - we would. Unfortunately having turned away 2 similar shows in the past proved to have no impact on them appearing in Toronto. All cases of violence and intimidation should be dealt with severely; we are not discounting the problem, however, we are not able to have a substantial impact on their appearances in the city of Toronto."

While his recent solo efforts have netted him huge ratings and 'Log On' and 'Higher Level,' Elephant Man has appeared on every major show in the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas as a part of the Scare Dem Crew Elephant Man continues to develop music.

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Comments (11)


Gang Bang:
Posted by Gang Bang | September 27, 2007 8:23 AM

the owner fi th eplace a gay but him love so him nuh give a damn but because him it nuh look no way on his side he pretended as if he never knew

Sonia wright:
Posted by Sonia wright | September 27, 2007 8:48 AM

these gays are really something, hey just imagine if the law of the world were as strict as these fools

Posted by Shellie | September 27, 2007 9:13 AM

why even start singing about these filthy persons in the first place, there are so many other interesting topics these artistes could have sang about, mess with sh*t you will fall into sh*t

Posted by Mel | September 27, 2007 9:51 AM

yow elephant man stop sing about them fish deh from long time - b*llet b*llet fi fish

Posted by steven | September 27, 2007 10:15 AM

people just get to the facts gays will always act like gays that mean keep being pest to society

peter cockett:
Posted by peter cockett | September 27, 2007 5:39 PM

I'm not really a reggae fan,but learn this...these pratices are abomination in the sight of man and recieves the frown of 'GOD.'

..not withstanding these fellows are hell bent on forcing there sadomic behaviour on societies far and wide.

Even if the earth should open and swallow up many of their kind before their eyes, that would not stop their nefarious practices.

So don't lose any sleep, leave them till ''THE JUDGEMANT DAY''

Posted by MINNIE | September 28, 2007 12:36 AM

move unnuh b*mbocl**t ba**yboy fi get kick inna face..Elephant man gwaan big up yuhself yuh dun know sey yuh show sell off as usual..Bullit for whoever that have a problem with him..Like watteva happen to freedom of speech..........

Posted by PROFESSOR GENIUS | September 28, 2007 11:35 AM

a hope when he open him log on let k*ll a ba**y bwoy. d bible talk about it ,republicans no like ba**y bwoy let k*ll them blood cloth

The Dutchess:
Posted by The Dutchess | September 29, 2007 9:24 PM

Why is it that these puss'wh*les complain for everything!

I dont go to the gay parade and k*ll dem as they say these artists are prompting us to do.

Man dem are on trucks with every discrete body part hanging out, and we low them.

They only pick on us b/c they know they cant bring dem talks to The republicans or the Anglo-Saxons etc. They have more power than we do! and so do these ba**y-bwoi's so mi neva wan hear dem a talk bout our struggles are the same b/c evidently there not.

Posted by donna | October 2, 2007 12:52 AM

Ellie, you done know, anything you do, you nah bow to no guy. You a original galish fi life. Out of de fire house.Dem bwoy deh, caan chat to u.You and Sizzla nah join de ba**y bwoy ting, 2 much good pu**y outa ina de world fi oono wah go dig shit. Onoo straight.Big up onoo status fi life.Jah, Jah, Bless.

Posted by donna | October 2, 2007 12:55 AM

Ellie nuh watch no face, do u ting. Dem bwoy deh a gwan like a dem rule di world. Fire bun fi dem. U a galis fi like, nuh bow. Jah Bless

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