Self-styled ‘pick-up artist’ Julien Blanc’s visa application has been denied by the British Home Office. Blanc was scheduled to arrive in the UK in February to give a series of dating seminars that critics say promote sexual assault.
VAWG (violence against women and girls) campaigners have warned that areas of Blanc’s sales pitch veer into rape promotion, as he promises to teach men how to have sex with women who have refused consent.
Several YouTube videos promoting Blanc show him shoving women’s faces into his crotch and assaulting a woman in Japan.
Blanc was forced to cut short a tour of Australia earlier this month after widespread criticism lead to his visa there being revoked.