Rapper Chris Brown may be denied the right to enter Australia for his upcoming tour if anti-violence campaigners have their way.

Brown, who plead guilty to assaulting his girlfriend pop singer Rihanna in 2009, plans to tour Australia in December. Activist group Getup! has started a petition calling for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to refuse his visa application, as the group believes allowing the rapper into the country would condone his actions

“We urge you to refuse Chris Brown a visa to visit Australia. Due to his conviction of felony assault (a criminal charge), we believe he is in breach of the Australian visa character test, for having ‘a substantial criminal record,'” the group wrote Read more…

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Anti-violence activists push to ban Chris Brown from touring Down Under