The Obús band has announced the cancellation of the concert that was scheduled for October 30 in the La Riviera room, in Madrid, as a result of the campaign of the Rock Contra el Fascismo platform and the controversy that has been unleashed in networks by some tweets by José Luis Campuzano, better known as Sherpa in the artistic world.
The music band and the promoter of the event have issued a statement this Monday in which they have expressed their rejection of the artist’s statements . “We boast of the freedom that rock represents and gives us, but also and above all respect. We do not care where each staff comes from, what their race or sexual condition is. And that is why we are not willing to allow our concert to become a political rally ”.
“This event has begun to become something for which Obús has not been hired, nor for which we work , ” declared the promoter Calle Underground in its statement, when announcing the cancellation of the event. He has also promised that another event will be organized “as soon” as possible “so that the freedom, respect and tolerance that rock represents can be heard again with force.”
The controversial tweets
The beginning of the controversy is found in statements published by Sherpa on his Twitter account in which he has proclaimed his support for Vox , which has turned on the networks .
“The time has come to decide which of the two opposing forces I was opting for : if for those who tyrannically try to impose their ideas and way of life, starting again an outdated revolution that brought so much pain, misery and destruction to our country in the past. past, or by the one that tries to conserve and improve everything positive that was achieved, giving us a Constitution and respecting its rules “, the artist has written.
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In the Twitter thread, he pointed out that he has opted for the side of “honest people, who want a future for their children in peace and freedom, without being harassed by violent rioters of Molotov cocktails and burning containers . ” adding “that they are not stripped of their rights to maintain their customs, culture and religion by those who come from outside, many of them illegally and even violently [see Ceuta and Melilla], to impose their traditions and culture that in many points are incompatible with ours ”.
His speech has not gone unnoticed and has generated reactions on the Rock Contra el Fascismo platform , made up of rock genre artists, including Aurora Beltrán and the member of Reincidentes Fernando Madina. They have publicly rejected the artist’s statements and have requested the cancellation of the concert due to tweets that they define as “fascist, racist, homophobic and sexist . “
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