Recently, my girlfriend and I had a discussion about the use of the word “faggot” in the media. Ironically, the next day she received an anonymous message telling her that it was hypocritical to support artists such as Childish Gambino then openly state her disgust for Tyler, the Creator via tumblr. I couldn’t resist but to discuss this myself.
Tyler, the Creator, "Yonkers"- “I’ll crash that fucking plane that that faggot nigga B.o.B is in and stab Bruno Mars in his fucking esophagus.”
Childish Gambino, "Firefly"-” I used to get called ‘oreo’ and ‘faggot’. I used to get more laughs when I was laughed at.”
Let’s analyze the lyrics above shall we? Tyler, the Creator called someone a faggot. Childish Gambino stated that others used to call him a faggot. Those uses of the word are not used in the same context. At all. Tyler, the Creator is a bigot and I would be embarrassed to call his work art. Supporting Tyler, the Creator is supporting violence and homophobia. He is sending a terrible message to his listeners and it disgusts me that his work is praised with MTV music awards, thousands of fans, and millions of dollars. I would also be embarrassed to be so ignorant as to make the comment that these two men are one in the same lyrically. If you can’t see the difference in the context of these lyrics, you probably shouldn’t let your opinion be known. Just a thought.
I’m sure you know that this year at the VMA’s, in front of 12 million viewers, MTV once again showed their support for the abusive Chris Brown. This time they dressed him in all white and suspended him above the crowd with wires. Meanwhile, they gave Tyler, the Creator the Best New Artists award. That same night he tweeted: “VICTORIA JUSTICE IS GOING TO TAKE THIS DICK. or get socked in her fucking mouth.” He since deleted the tweet. This is the same guy who used the word “faggot” over 213 times in his first album.
MTV has a responsibility to their viewers to support artists who support women, not artists who think it’s okay to beat them — or talk about beating them. They should not use their influence to help misogynistic or homophobic artists pass on their message.
Please REBLOG and RETWEET: http://twitter.com/#!/stephbyswillis/status/108418949540089856
because there are NO artists not of color that you could think of that MTV has supported to include in this tweet? none at all that have been misogynistic? only black men, huh?