Nathan Michael Wilkie, 19, has a curious rap sheet that now includes the offense of listening to rap. He was charged under a new law for the offense of offensive behavior for listening to music by underground rapper Kid Selzy on his car stereo.
Mr Wilkie was parked outside an Australian supermarket, waiting for his mother, when he was arrested. The police heard such lyrics as “shut your f—— mouth bitch, f—— motherf—–“. That was enough to establish that it was offensive and derogatory to females.
Mr Wilkie allegedly told officers: “You’re a joke, go do some real police work.” I am not sure he was entirely wrong, at least with regards to the law. This appears part of the steady assault on free speech under the guise of fighting discrimination, blasphemy, and hate speech (here).
Notably, Kid Selzy plans to attend the hearing in June. He insists that he did not intend the lyrics to be insulting to women and that it was just his opinion.
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