is it legal even to quote his title in my title? um … “fuck the holocaust!”

The above contains “R.A.F. de la shoah” = “rien a foutre de la shoah” = “I don’t give a fuck about the shoah.” For a selection of Freeze Corleone’s blasphemies see here – RB

French Rapper Slammed for ‘Fuck the Holocaust’ Lyrics, Faces Probe for ‘Unspeakable’ Anti-Semitism
Svetlana Ekimenko, Sputnik News, Sep 18 2020

French rap artist Freeze Corleone released his debut studio album “La Menace Fantome” last week, with a music video for one of his songs posted on YouTube amassing more than a million views. French rapper Freeze Corleone is under investigation over his allegedly anti-semitic song lyrics after several officials and organisations raised an outcry, writes Daily Mail. The Senegal-based 28-year old artist’s debut studio album, released on Sep 11, soared to number three in the country’s charts, selling more than 15k copies and attracting 5.2m listeners on the Spotify digital music platform in just three days. However, the rapper’s lyrics include the line “Fuck the Shoah!” along with lines such as “I arrive determined like Adolf in the 1930s,” and, “Every day I fuck Israel like I live in Gaza.” In an announcement on Sep 17, France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin denounced the rapper for his “unspeakable antisemitism and negationism,” confirming that his ministry would be pursuing legal action. The minister also urged social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook “not to spread this filth.” Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz also emphasised that Corleone was being investigated for ‘inciting racial hatred’ based on the content of his songs and videos posted online. Earlier, Frederic Potier, the inter-ministerial delegate for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred (Dilcrah), had reported the rapper to the public prosecutor’s office. The International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, known by its French acronym LICRA, slammed Corleone, saying on Twitter that “impunity must end.” In its post, the organisation also tagged music streaming sites and apps, including Google Play and Apple Music. ​Some 50 politicians, along with French President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM party, condemned the rapper, while some also urged digital platforms to remove Corleone’s songs and for radio stations to ban them. Netizens were split on social media in their approach to the rapper’s controversial lyrics. Most slammed them as “pure anti-Semitism.” ​Some, however, commented that people were just “taking the lyrics out of context.”

4 Comments

  1. Doug Colwell
    Posted September 18, 2020 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    You might away with it. The quotation marks could help your case.

  2. niqnaq
    Posted September 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Thank you doug.

    😆

  3. lobro
    Posted September 20, 2020 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    an interesting tangle—if i said that i truly believe holocaust happened and that i celebrate holocaust which is the opposite of “fuck the holocaust”, would that be ok?

  4. niqnaq
    Posted September 20, 2020 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    His CD distributors – I think that’s the correct word, because one no longer needs a “record company” in the old sense, with an expensive studio hired, one makes the records ‘at home’ – but anyway, whoever they are, they’ve dissociated themselves:

    Universal lâche Freeze Corleone en pleine polémique autour de ses clips jugés antisémites
    Le label découvre, un peu tard, les idées du rappeur et s’en désolidarise après l’ouverture d’une enquête par le procureur de Paris.
    Le Figaro /AFP, Sep 18 2020

    Le label de musique Universal France a annoncé vendredi cesser «toute collaboration» avec l’une de ses étoiles montantes, le rappeur Freeze Corleone, après l’ouverture jeudi d’une enquête pour «provocation à la haine raciale» visant plusieurs de ses clips et chansons. «Universal Music France distribue depuis une semaine le premier album LMF de l’artiste Freeze Corleone. La sortie de cet album a révélé et amplifié des propos racistes inacceptables», écrit le label dans un communiqué. Affirmant défendre «les valeurs de tolérance et de respect», il annonce «mettre un terme à toute collaboration avec cet artiste». «Enfin libre. Merci à tous pour le soutien, Dieu vaincra (…)», a réagi le rappeur sur son compte Twitter.

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