"Outraged" Florida Students Want Tekashi 6ix9ine Concert Shut Down
publish date: 2018-08-29
Orange County, FL – Several students at the University of Central Florida are calling for Tekashi 6ix9ine's upcoming concert to be cancelled.
According to WFTV 9, student Noemi Teutsch is infuriated by the school's decision to rent their venue to an outside promotor who booked the polarizing rapper for a performance on September 22.
Teutsch says several of her fellow students are 'outraged' that he would even be allowed to set foot on their campus. Subsequently, she's started a petition asking UCF to cancel the show.
'Universities are supposed to be upholding certain moral standards and certain values,” Teutsch told WFTV 9. 'I just can't believe someone like this would be considered on a university campus to perform.'
In 2015, 6ix9ine plead guilty to using a child in a sexual performance after he recruited a 13-year-girl for an explicit video he posted on social media.
In a statement from UCF officials said, 'Outside performers can rent the space. However, that does not mean that the university endorses them. At all times, the safety of our campus is our top priority.'
Teutsch doesn't see it that way.
'As far as I'm concerned, they are endorsing, and they are condoning his behavior because they're allowing him to come on campus to perform,' she said. 'I honestly think it's ridiculous. It makes no sense whatsoever. Because at some point, you have to draw the line somewhere.'
As of publication, the Change.Org petition has over 5,500 signatures. She hopes the school will decide to cancel 6ix9ine's show before they're forced to start a protest.
Earlier this month, the Manhattan's District Attorney's Office recommended 6ix9ine register as a sex offender. He is due back in court on October 2 when he'll face one to three years in prison.