I've received word from Mitch Trachtenberg, who operates the Humboldt Against Hate blog, that homo-hating reggae singer Capleton's concert at the Mazzotti's club in Arcata has been canceled. After some pressure by local activists, the owner of the venue, Joe Mazzotti sent this cancellation notice to Trachtenberg:
Thank you for your inquiry in regards to Capleton! We were unaware that He had been So aggressive in his actions, It was my understanding that Numerous well known artists had been listed and that he was one of them but had signed an RCA Agreement and so we were assured by the promoters who rents the room that he was all good now!
That is now known to be Very Untrue! for this reason the show has been Canceled!
Mazzotti's has and always will support any persons right(s) to live happily, healthy and free of the kind of Violent acts this Hater espouses!
We hope that this "DOES NOT" Cause you to reconsider any future involvement with Mazzotti's on the Plaza!
I called the club to thank the owner for his action, but didn't get a live person on the line. The voice mail system picked up and the outgoing message said the Capleton concert was canceled. Nice of the owner to inform callers of this development.
While this is good news, unfortunately this hateful singer has added concerts in California, Nevada and Florida. Here is the latest info on Capleton's performances this month:
San Diego, CA, on Monday, February 15, at the San Diego Sports Arena.
San Luis Osbispo, CA, on Wednesday, February 17, at the Downtown Brewing Company.
Crystal Bay, Nevada, on Thursday, February 18, at the Tahoe Biltmore.
Oakland, CA, on Saturday, February 20, at the Fox Theatre.
Long Beach, CA, on Sunday, February 21, at the Long Beach Arena.
Miami, FL, on Saturday, February 27, at Bayfront Park.
I've sent emails to the executive director and director of public relations, Jarrett Barrios and Richard Ferraro, of GLAAD, asking if they're planning any protests over Capleton's tour. So far, I've not received a reply and can't find anything posted on the GLAAD site about the latest homo-hating Jamaican performer to hit America's shore for profit.
If GLAAD's leaders decide to take on demonstrating against Capleton, I'll share that info.