artist Eminem has agreed to avoid performing any homophobic lyrics during his upcoming
performance at the Wireless Festival next summer in the United Kingdom.
reports organizers of the popular Wireless Festival 2010 were fearful that
various gay rights groups, such an OutRage! would picket the concert.
to UK’s Evening Standard, OutRage! has
agreed to refrain from picketing the concert, as long as Eminem does not use
lyrics that encourage or incite hatred against gay people.
agreed to sign up after he was assured there would be no protests at the show,
according to spokesman David Allison.
also reportedly agreed to both parties demands that he censor his lyrics, to
avoid confrontation with the gay rights groups in the country.
and other similar groups have actively boycotted singers like Beenie Man and
Buju Banton, who have had tours of the country interrupted due to protests over
their homophobic lyrics.
press time confirmed performers for the 2010 Wireless Festival include Pink and
The Ting Tings.
event takes place at London’s Hyde Park in July of 2010.