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Reggae concert in
France canceled after gay activists protest

Reggae concert in
France canceled after gay activists protest

BBC News reports that a reggae festival in Paris has been canceled following protests from French gay activists. Organizers of the Garrance Reggae Festival said the show was called off "because of the risk of public disorder." Reggae singer Sizzla, long the subject of protest because of the homophobic content of his lyrics, was one of the event's headliners. While an accord was reached in the United Kingdom between activist group OutRage! and reggae concert promoters and record labels, reggae artists remain under fire for songs that incite violence against gays and lesbians. After a Sizzla tour of the United Kingdom was scuttled following protests, he said in an interview that gays and lesbians "can't ask me to apologize. They've got to apologize to God because they break God's law."

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