The last stretch of 2022 was as turbulent as possible for the always outspoken Kanye West, whose career and business partnership with Adidas and other companies collapsed after a long string of controversial comments directed against the Jewish population, and whose marriage to Kim Kardashian officially took place. by the end. He began 2023 with the shocking announcement that he was already married again, this time to Yeezy employee Bianca Sensori. But it seems that the new couple’s attempts to visit her family in Australia may not go as smoothly as they might have expected, as they may not be allowed into the country.
Bianca Censori, who reportedly annoyed Kim Kardashian for years, hails from Melbourne, Australia, where other family members still reside. So she and West were reportedly planning to go on a trip, presumably to extend and share their wedding celebration. (Of course, their ceremony in Utah didn’t include a signed marriage certificate, so its legality is still in question.) But Australian government officials have suggested that West could be banned from entering the country based on his anti-Semitic comments and allegations, which would obviously throw a big stick in the wheels of their plan.
At the moment, it is unclear where things will land, and it is unknown whether Kanye West has applied for an entry visa. But Education Minister Jason Clare, who shared his disdain for the rapper’s comments praising Hitler, said that such behavior really is a kind of red flag that can lead to someone being banned. Here’s how he put it (via Sky News(opens in new tab)):
Such people who have applied for a visa to enter Australia in the past have been rejected. I expect that if he applies, he will have to go through the same process and answer the same questions as them.
In addition, it is said that the co-CEO of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Peter Wertheim, held a meeting to try to convince government officials to ban Ye from entering the country. According to him:
We had a sympathetic ear. We have argued that this particular person does not meet the criterion of reputation and that not granting him a visa would be in the national interest, and we have stated our reasons in some detail in this letter.
The decision to allow or ban Kanye West to go to Australia can be made by Andrew Giles, if the situation requires it, and one would think that the decision would be made soon, since he planned to go with Bianca Censori in a week or so. If it comes to a fight, the couple may want to make room for the Censori family to go on a group trip to the USA.
Here in the States last weekend, West and Censori shared a meal with his daughter North West in Malibu, pointing out that the new (albeit unofficial) wife is dating his children in front of the public. Whether such meetings will take place with the Censori family, we will have to wait and see.