No matter who you are, you have to follow the rules: Australian Prime Minister challenges Kanye West
Steph Deschamps / January 30, 2022
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked hip-hop artist Kanye West to get a full vaccination before heading to Australia for a tour. According to several media reports, West is aiming for a series of concerts in Australia in March.
Two weeks ago, tennis player Novak Djokovic was expelled from Australia after he could not provide proof of his vaccination. Djokovic wanted to defend his title at the Australian Open, but a dispute arose over the validity of his visa. The federal court finally decided that the Serb should leave the country.
When asked about the possible arrival of Kanye West whose vaccination status is unknown, Scott Morrison said, The rules apply to everyone, as we've all seen recently. No matter who you are, you have to follow the rules. Follow the rules and you can come. Don't follow the rules and you can't come.
Kanye West has repeatedly taken a stand against the vaccine. He said in an interview in 2020 that getting vaccinated was a mark of the devil, but in 2021 he admitted on social media that he had received a first dose.