Tyler, the Bigot.
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.