You must have pretty bad political party and political views, when several artist don’t want have them self or their music on your playlist to avoid any form of association with you.
The Australian Conservatives’ Twitter account decried the deletion of the list as censorship, posting a copy of an automated email from Spotify which said the playlist had been removed after complaints it violated the site’s guidelines and contained inappropriate and offensive content, perthnow.com.au reports.
Senator Bernardi, a vocal supporter of the right of businesses to refuse service to anyone “for whatever reason” during the same-sex marriage debate, retweeted the comment, adding “Welcome to the Brave New World”.
Darren Hayes, lead singer with Savage Garden, has asked the senator several times via Twitter to remove his song, To The Moon And Back, from the list.
Hi @CoryBernadi and @AuConservatives. I do not want to be associated with you, your party or your views. Remove my music from this stunt or expect contact from my publisher @SonyATV https://t.co/fBmVisypLz
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) January 17, 2018
Why would you listen to anything @corybernardi says, especially about music?
— Jimmy Barnes (@JimmyBarnes) January 18, 2018
…It is clearly another puerile attempt to distract people from what is a serious question that needs rigorous debate. This, typically from @corybernardi and his 19th Century thinking, adds nothing to it. #politicalincorrectnessgonemad
— Bernard Fanning (@bernardfanning) January 18, 2018
Meanwhile, Australian hip hop group Hilltop Hoods had a short, sharp message for Senator Bernardi in response to their inclusion on his list.
Go fuck yourself @corybernardi.
— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) January 17, 2018