Several activist groups, including Outrage! Rights group, had planned to protest his scheduled performance in Britain in the summer 2010, as they had previously in 2001.
According to the UK’s Evening Standard, in an attempt to keep controversy to a minimum, Eminem has agreed to refrain from using derogatory remarks toward the gay community. Outrage! spokesman David Allison has agreed not to protest the event, and says Eminem is free to speak his mind as long as the words do not turn violent. He told the Evening Standard, “We have a condition that he does not use lyrics that encourage or incite hatred against gay people. He is free to express his views on gay people, as long as he stays off the violence and hatred. He has got plenty of other lyrics to choose from. In recent years he has become quite well-behaved.”