Women's Rights Group UltraViolet has some requests for Spotify!
The streaming service has recently taken R. Kelly as well as XXXTencion off their curated playlists due to a new hateful conduct policy. However the Women's rights group isn't satisfied and are looking for more artists to be removed.
Via The Shade Room:
UltraViolet’s executive director Shaunna Thomas penned an open letter to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek asking that Nelly, Chris Brown, Eminem, Tekashi 6ix9ine and others be removed from their platform.
Thomas said, “Thank you for taking the important first step of removing infamous abusers R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from your official playlists. Your action demonstrates that Spotify is following the lead of Black women who demanded that these two men, who have sexually and physically abused women for years, not be promoted and celebrated.”
She continued, “Yet as you know, these two men are not the only abusers on your platform. We implore you to take a deeper look at the artists you promote.”
“Every time a famous individual continues to be glorified despite allegations of abuse, we wrongly perpetuate silence by showing survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence that there will be no consequences for abuse. That has a cultural effect far beyond one individual artist.”
Other artists listed in the letter include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Don Henley of The Eagles, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent.