College students cancel concert by rapper Action Bronson

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Posted: Apr 21, 2016 4:41 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Students at Connecticut's Trinity College have canceled a concert by rapper Action Bronson, saying his music and videos promote misogyny and hatred against gay and transsexual people.

The leaders of the student-run group that booked him as the headliner for Trinity's Spring Weekend concert on April 30 say in a Thursday Facebook post they decided to cancel after an online petition and a conversation on campus raised "overwhelming concerns" about Bronson. They also apologized for any emotional harm caused by the decision to book Bronson, whose latest album is called "Mr. Wonderful."

A spokesman for Bronson hasn't returned a message seeking comment.

A Bronson appearance at George Washington University was canceled last month over similar concerns.

Trinity is a liberal arts college in Hartford and has around 2,000 students.