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Stormzy Pulls Out Of Austrian Festival Amid Racism



“My Manager And All My Friends Who Were At The Festival Were Racially Profiled”

U.K. Grime star Stormzy hauled out of a planned appearance at this current end of the week’s Snowbombing Festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, subsequent to claiming that celebration security “racially focused on” and “forcefully dealt with” his group. 

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Stormzy told his fans the news in a series of Instagram posts:
“My manager and all my friends who were at the festival were racially profiled, targeted and aggressively handled because they had ‘reason to believe someone was carrying a weapon.’

The security targeted them (despite no one fitting the description), were physically aggressive when handling them and there’s been no effort from the festival to actually deal and adress [sic] the problem.”

A representative for the celebration told the Guardian that they were “profoundly disheartened” by Stormzy’s choice yet their staff had acted “as per convention”. 

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The representative stated: “Snowbombing’s security were cautioned to the likelihood that a person at the celebration was supposedly conveying a weapon.

 As per convention, few participants, including Stormzy’s supervisor, were escorted to the closest exit, looked and no weapon was found.

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