GLAAD Upset Over Tyler The Creator VMA Win
There’s not too many negative things you can say about the Gay & Lesbian community these days, so it makes you wonder how Tyler The Creator managed to win a VMA despite his raunchy and anti-gay rap lyrics?
GLAAD which is the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation weren’t too happy when Tyler won the Best New Artist category Sunday night at MTV’s VMA’s. The organization is upset by his anti-gay slurs that appears on his album Goblin. In a statement released by GLAAD this was their response:
“Rather than providing simply a larger platform, MTV and other networks should educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. “Given Tyler’s history of such remarks, viewers and potential sponsors should refrain from honoring homophobia and in the future look to a more deserving artist.”
For the unaware the category was determined by the fans who text messaged their votes. Seeing Tyler was already trending on Twitter during the award show and he has a young fan base, I’m not shocked by the win. Perhaps a nice letter should be drafted to the record label who signed him?
Here’s one of his videos for the unfamiliar
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