Some of you have shared with me your concerns about Julien Blanc and his seminars in various countries to advise men on how to use violence against women when dating them. I share your concerns fully.
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Pick-up artist Julien Blanc blocked from entering Singapore
Self-proclaimed pick-up artist Julien Blanc will not be allowed to enter Singapore, “especially if he is here to hold seminars or events that propagate violence against women or to participate in other objectionable activities in Singapore”, said the ICA and MSF.
Screengrab of the online petition that asked to keep Julien Blanc out of Singapore.
SINGAPORE: Mr Julien Blanc, a self-proclaimed pick-up artist who recently made headlines after his visa was revoked in Australia, will not be allowed into Singapore, announced the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in a joint statement on Wednesday (Nov 26).
“Blanc has been involved in seminars in various countries that advised men to use highly abusive techniques when dating women,” said the ICA and MSF. “Violence against women or any persons is against Singapore law.”
“The ICA, in consultation with MSF, will not allow Mr Blanc into Singapore, especially if he is here to hold seminars or events that propagate violence against women or to participate in other objectionable activities in Singapore,” they added.
A Singaporean, Ms Charis Mah, had earlier started a petition asking that Julien Blanc and his group, the Real Social Dynamics, be kept out of Singapore. Ms Mah shared on the petition on Wednesday that the Ministry of Home Affairs had sent her a response on her petition. She wrote: “We took a stand and we did it! Thank you everybody!”
The petition reached more than 7,500 supporters by Nov 19, said Ms Mah in her online update.
According to a tour schedule, Blanc was supposed to visit Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul from late November to early December.
The move by Singapore follows a similar ban by Britain last week.
Reports have said Japan and South Korea are also unlikely to grant Blanc a visa if he visits the two countries.
VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENT PEOPLE “TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE”: CHAN CHUN SING
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing said some have shared their concerns about Mr Blanc and his seminars, advising men on how to use violence against against women when dating them.
“I share your concerns fully,” he said in the post. “Violence against innocent people is unlawful and totally unacceptable. We cannot allow people to perpetuate such unlawful activities in our country.”