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    Connecticut College Students Cancel Concert by Rapper Action Bronson
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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rapper Action Bronson attends the VICELAND launch party at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

    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.

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