In response to Spotify’s newly launched Hate Content material and Hateful Conduct public coverage, girls’s advocacy group UltraViolet is asking on the streaming service to widen its internet past R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, which have been the primary acts to see their music faraway from promotional playlists.
UltraViolet, a nationwide group engaged on a spread of points together with reproductive rights, healthcare, financial safety, violence and racial justice, printed an open letter Monday to Spotify head Daniel Ek, applauding a recent decision to drag Kelly and XXXTentacion’s music from playlists and algorithmic suggestions.
Nevertheless, the group can also be imploring that the coverage be expanded to present the identical therapy to the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, Nelly, Eminem, Don Henley, Steven Tyler, 6ix9ine and Chris Brown — acts which have been accused of abusing or harassing girls.
“[These] two males usually are not the one abusers in your platform. We implore you to take a deeper take a look at the artists you promote,” the group’s government director Shaunna Thomas wrote within the letter.
“Each time a well-known particular person continues to be glorified regardless of allegations of abuse, we wrongly perpetuate silence by displaying survivors of sexual assault and home violence that there might be no penalties for abuse,” the letter continued. “That has a cultural impact far past one particular person artist.”
Final week Spotify introduced it was rolling out the brand new coverage that may curb content material that “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence towards a bunch or particular person based mostly on traits, together with, race, faith, gender id, intercourse, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran standing, or incapacity.”