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GLAAD Speaks Out On Tyler, The Creator's VMA Win

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While we understand that MTV didn't choose the winner, the public did, it should be noted that MTV did nominate Tyler for best new artist.

His win is spurring LGBT groups to stand up and talk out against the extremely young rapper and his lyrics and persona.

Check out these sad facts:

This isn’t a case of a few cursory anti-gay slurs over the course of a career. According to NME magazine, the celebrated sophomore album of Tyler the Creator and his group Odd Future, Goblin, features 213 occurrences of the word fa**ot and it’s variations. Compare that to Eminem’s debut album, The Marshall Mathers LP, which featured 13 total occurrences of the word and the sheer scale of Goblin’s anti-gay rhetoric is frankly staggering.

As if that wasn’t frightening enough, the album also contains numerous references to rape and domestic abuse against women. So many in fact, that when Odd Future was given a slot in Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, it inspired a coalition of advocacy groups such as Rape Victim Advocates to distribute material at the event to counter the hurtful messages Tyler and co. were gleefully spouting onstage.

Some of the supporters claim irony in these lyrics, and Tyler himself claims not to be homophobic, but really just a kid and that's what kids say.

Tyler himself has seemed unfazed by the criticism, responding publicly to both the advocacy groups and Sara Quin with unprintable insults. When questioned by NME about such criticism in an interview, he employed the thoroughly tired defense of “I didn’t mean it that way,” saying: “I’m not homophobic. I just think ‘fa**ot’ hits and hurts people. It hits. And ‘gay’ just means you’re stupid. I don’t know, we don’t think about it, we’re just kids. We don’t think about that sh*t.”

The problem with the argument from supporters is that not everyone can come to the conclusion of irony, and now MTV is elevating Tyler to where people could start seeing him as some sort of role model or idol because of his success, and how (and with what) he achieved it.

Here's what GLAAD had to say:

“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.”

We were also taken aback by the win. GLAAD hits the nail on the head in this case, and many of you will probably not find that shocking that we agree with them.

But, hopefully you don't find it shocking because it's the right thing to agree with.

What do U think?? Does someone with lyrics like these deserve this??

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96 comments to “GLAAD Speaks Out On Tyler, The Creator's VMA Win”



  1. 1

    Who? Dude, who is this person? Never even heard of him…



  2. 2

    i am totally for gay rights, but you know, you gotta let ppl express themselves. and if the way in which they express themselves i popular, cool. i mean, conservatives must be pissed that born this way won, but lady gaga is expressing himself, just as he is. no one raps about rainbows and happy ponies.
    for gay rights and womens right and do not condone any domestic violence



  3. 3

    I had never heard of the kid until they interviewed him on the "black carpet" and he just started bashing people! He even said he would "kill himself" if Bruno Mars won some award.

    Honestly, I don't think this kid has made enough of a name for himself to run around bashing successful artists, not that that's something even the most successful artist should feel entitled to do…



  4. 4

    ^this



  5. 5

    OH EM GEE…I really wish the people of GLAAD & and their supporters would put a damn cork in it..I UNDERSTAND THEYRE GAY…hell I am too..but that doesn't mean they HAVE to be OVERLY SENSITIVE ABOUT EVERYTHINGGGGG!!! Like the dude isn't lying. As soon as someone says the word F*ggot or G*y you guys pop up quicker than a herpes breakout on a hoe. Like its not that serious..and NO ONE takes it that seriously other than them. Like I'm on the verge on handing each and every one of you a tampon, a container of icecream, and a midol.



  6. 6

    The thing is, you have to understand that he is young and immature. He will say stupid shit to get a rise out of something. They were comparing the Marshall Mathers LP to Goblin and Bastard. It's pretty much the same shock value as 98-99, just it takes a lot more for shock value nowadays. The kid knows exactly what he's doing, he's shocking everyone straight to the bank.



  7. 7

    Re: iSimplyDGAF – amen



  8. 8

    Welcome to Obamation. Pun intended.



  9. 9

    WHY are you printing this when you printed NOTHING about KREASHAWN and her WHITE GIRL MOB using the N-WORD? What is the difference? His reasons are the same as hers? I think you have a real problem with black men PEREZ.



  10. 10

    I understand it is offensive to the LGBT community, but why is it ok for you, Perez, to use this word in a fit of anger? Because your a member of the community? If this guy uses the N-word, we should just say, that's ok, its his culture? You are the epitome of a hypocrite and I come to this site for the celebrity news and your bitchiness, not your political views. You've set up a million different blogs already, set another one up for politics if its that important to you.



  11. 11

    He's not homophobic. Syd The Kyd, a member of Tyler's group (OFWGKTA) is a female….who is a lesbian…put the pieces together ppl. They are friends…she's a lesbian…kinda hard to be friends with a lesbian if you're homophobic.



  12. 12

    1) Never heard of the guy.
    2) He's an obvious immature a-hole, however,
    3) Freedom of Speech triumphs over all.



  13. 13

    LOL who cares? He's going nowhere fast.



  14. 14

    at this point who the fuck cares who ever won deserves it they gave justin bieber an award over eminem or bruno mars they should just be giving these awards out like free candy -.-"



  15. 15

    Never heard of the guy, but if he can't form sentences without using obscenities as adjectives, his music must be shit. So why is he winning anything? Our culture is going down the crapper. Remember people, when future civilizations unearth our trash, we don't want to be defined by shits like this and remakes of remade films. We want them to remember us as creative and refined, intelligent and interesting. But we're all going to shit by making idiots like this rich and famous.



  16. 16

    *sighs* "Hopefully you don't find it shocking because it's the right thing to agree with." Perez, you cannot force your views on people! It doesn't work like that. You are more than entitled to agree with what GLAAD is saying, but to state that it's the "right" thing implies that there is only one way of viewing the issue. When will you learn that the world is not this black and white?? Personally, I think fa**ot is a terrible word, but it falls into the same category as ni**er where certain people are somehow allowed to say it without it being offensive. We need to work on that double standard before we start to expect all rappers and music artists in general to remove words like that from their songs. I mean, the word "bitch" is frequently used in Britney Spears songs, but I never hear an uproar over that. The focus needs to be on negativity and hate in general rather than JUST words that offend the gay community.



  17. 17

    Does anyone else think he sorta looks like a black Gilbert Gottfried?



  18. 18

    who in the hell is this idiot? actually, I'm glad I don't know who he is, because if he's writing homophobic lyrics but says publicly that he doesn't think about what he's saying, then he doesn't deserve a dime of my hard-earned money anyway.



  19. 19

    I'm not a fan of rap, really, but who is this guy? Honestly Perez, you make a big deal out of virtually every unknown artist like everyone on the face of the planet knows them.

  20. yeez says – reply to this


    20

    Re: iSimplyDGAF – Agreed. GLAAD is the new ACLU. Maybe they should stop counting naughty words on rap albums and focus on trying to change discriminatory social and political policies that impact the gay community.



  21. 21

    what do you expect???? BLACKS BEING BLACK.



  22. 22

    He looks like a Douche, Never heard of him, but he'll have is 15 minutes of fame. Bashing Gays is the new cool thing, politicans do it, religious people why shouldn't talentless hacks do it too….Just have to live with it, can't fight them all.



  23. 23

    Doesn't inspire me to go out and buy his album so really don't think he'll make too many more fans out of this…



  24. 24

    No different then what you called Will.I.AM….you're such a hypocrite Mario. To bad you didnt put his whole quote in…were he says people call me N****R and I dont care. Its just a word



  25. 25

    Music aside the guy is a real jerk I saw him on the black carpet and he started to insult Bruno Mars for no reason. MTV is not really relevant anymore so this award doesn't mean much, I've never even heard of this guy until yesterday. I wouldn't give him too much attention.



  26. 26

    Saying he's young is no excuse. He's, what, 20? I'm a year older and haven't used the word gay as a slut since I was 16. Come on, being young is not a legitimate excuse for just plain old being dumb. He'll fade out soon enough.



  27. 27

    GLAAD really needs to shut the F up. Just because someone uses the F word does not make them a homophobe. You can not sit there and cry freedom of speech but then try to ban the use of a word that negatively effects you. Minorities piss me off because they think they are special and are excluded from getting their feelings hurt..Sorry taking a dick in your ass DOES NOT MAKE YOU SPECIAL.



  28. 28

    This article fails to point out one fact already shown. Syd is an open lesbian who is part of the core group of OFWGKTA. Tyler has expressed that the members of that core group are worth more than family to him. Not to mention she is also a lyracist for the group. I don't understand why we don't take what he says and understand that it's true. He uses the word as a way to express how our social culture has turned it into. The idea of stupid and idiotic. This isn't the first time this stuff has happened. He makes music that people enjoy. That's why he won the award. Not for something people assume he stands for (Homophobia as assumed). I have to appreciate @iSimplyDGAF's comment to show that people will overreact to things so harshly nowadays. He's been called some of the most hurtful things, quite publicly, since he won this award. He takes it in an extrememly chill fashion. If you don't like it, don't feed it.



  29. 29

    Thank you iSimplyDGAF. Eminem did the same stuff in his first two albums, but he has changed since them. And Tyler has said numerous times that he's all about making progress from album to album. And just days ago he said on his next album he won't talk about rape and everything anymore, because he's getting too old for that. The man is only 20! And I'm not going to even lie, the "f-word" is a common word I use. But so is the n-word. Most teenagers use those words, nowadays, it's just apart of our language. It might offend, but doesn't mean we are racist or homophobic. And lastly, you failed to mention that one of Tyler's best friends is an open lesbian and in Odd Future. OF is all about being yourself and not giving a damn what anyone thinks of you. That's why they're blacks, whites, hispanics, gays, skateboarders, musicians, and all others in OF.



  30. 30

    Re: marvinthemartin – He doesn't bash gays. If he bashes gays that must mean that he bashes black people too



  31. 31

    Eminem's debut album was the Slim Shady LP not the MMLP…



  32. 32

    Oh lord then go after 90% of the hip hop community. GLAAD needs to chill out.



  33. 33

    "I just think ‘fa**ot’ hits and hurts people. It hits."

    Mario, kind of ironic that he thinks the same exact thing you do, and when you said it to hurt a person you got hit. You do see the connection to what he is saying about youth, and your own experience in trying to hurt someone with words. You, as have others, all agree that this word is an insult to another male and lend credibility to his point with your actions. I would respect you a whole lot more if you actually debated and examined it… very just immediately pulling out the homophobe card. You can't have it both ways.

    And, after seeing him up on stage getting his award and being completely bleeped out, I can only go with the two views I saw briefly… he lost a brother to a statistic, and his mother is grateful that her child has survived and been held up for her and others to celebrate. Having people from the street succeed is not for the faint of heart, they bring a point of view which was forged in a place where people rarely leave.



  34. 34

    the Marshall Mathers LP was Eminem's sophomore studio album, not debut
    …just saying, GLAAD



  35. 35

    "… educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today"

    I totally disagree (.) Song should be the voice of all emotions, every way of lives, theories, etc. Songs are books just with melody &/or music. Love or hate should be permissible. It's your choice to listen, read or watch. Is it right? Probably not/maybe so, however, he has the right to be right or wrong. God is the only true judge.

    Let me be clear, when the music business support gay rights, it offends many people and religions, including my own, so, should the music business not support gays because of who their lifestyle offends? A: No, the music business should support and give the musical outlet to all lifestyles as long as it strikes a chord that provokes. It's not my place nor is it GLADD place to band ones belief.

    I am a black man who despise racism. However, we all have the absolute right to practice and believe in what we want. You cannot make me except the gay culture. In my opinion it's wrong. Does that mean I hate gay folk? No, that means I don't except it. My opinion makes it right for me and your opinion don't make him wrong.

    FYI, The music business is ran by many gays. So, I commend them for understanding the art of music. He should have gotten the award because he said what many want to say but don't have the courage. It takes guts and we need more diversity in music. Congratulation Tyler The Creator

  36. dyl-d says – reply to this


    36

    you guys really know nothing about him. watch his one on one interviews im some of his song he's talking about a 40 year old white guy who was rapeing a girl. not some black gang banger. learn your shit before you start hatin on the guy. he's fucking talented



  37. 37

    Re: ParisIsBurning – see, she has the right to say this. I'm offended and I have the right to now make a comment that will offend as well. However, I choice not to lower myself to her race. Such an amazing black man I am.



  38. 38

    Re: Geat real – "Lost a brother to a statistic"… Earl isn't his real brother and he isn't dead. He's the second most successful member of wolf gang after Tyler but his mum didn"t like his lyrics and where the music he was making was taking him so she sent him to a correctional school in samoa for "troubled boys". No one knew where he was for a while and there was a massive "Free Earl Sweatshirt" movement amongst fans during that time.
    You assuming he was shot or killed purely because he's a black youth is indirect racism and just as bad as the "homophobia" Tyler's accused of.
    Anyway, I don't really think anyone who comes on the website will be able to understand the artistry, creativity and twisted beauty in ofwgkta's music, espeically that of Earl and Tyler.



  39. 39

    Freedom of speech. Your not always going to like what everyone says but they have their right to their own opinion even if you don't agree with it.



  40. 40

    Re: ParisIsBurningRe: SebastianHorsley – here's another quote. see? he also has the right…



  41. 41

    ††† OFWGKTA ▲▲▲ 666 GOLDEN GOLFIN GOBLIN



  42. 42

    TYLER IS AMAZING!! ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF ODD FUTURE IS A LESBIAN! HE IS EXPRESSING HIMSELF. HE IS A REFLECTION OF OUR YOUTH CULTURE. THAT IS EXACTLY WHY HE WON BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE VMAS! LOVED WHEN KATY SAID SHE WOULD RUN. LOVED WHEN TYLER SAID HE WOULD KILL HIMSELF. OBVIOUSLY HE IS JOKING, BUT THAT IS THE HUMOR OF TEENS TODAY. GET WITH IT "O.F. IS THE BEST."



  43. 43

    IT'S THE GOLF WANG…GET WITH IT NOW WHAT WOULD GLAAD WANT HIM TO DO NOT EXPRESS HIMSELF, THE PEOPLE THEY SUPPORT EXPRESS THEMSELVES TO THE POINT WHERE THEY ANNOY PEOPLE TYLER AND THE REST OF OFWGKTADGAF DO THE SAME THING. SO WHAT? THEY HAVE SWAG? IS THAT A CRIME ODD FUTURE WOLVES IS AT THE DOOR B!T CH LET US IN O F KILL EM ALL IS WHAT I REPRESENT



  44. 44

    WOLF HALEY



  45. 45

    This kid worked just as fucking hard as everyone else who was nominated, if not harder. He deserved the win. Yes, he does have controversial lyrics and material, but he is raw talent. There isn't much of that out there anymore. The kid WORKED to get here, he WORKED to get what he wanted, and he got it. He fucking deserved this. No doubt about it.



  46. 46

    ††† OFWGKTA ▲▲▲ 666 GOLDEN GOLFIN GOBLIN

    F$%# STEVE HARVEY F#&@ GLAAD TOO GOLF WANG



  47. 47

    Oh my god, you're obviously a white 16 year old from the suburbs, please shut up, you're embarrassing yourself and all OFWGKTA fans. Re: OFWGKTA



  48. 48

    Re: WhyCantILeaveComments
    HAHA TYLER WOULD LOVE THIS GLAAD SPEAKING OUT AGAINST HIM IT'S FUNNY AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE SAME SEX COMMUNITY THIS STRONGLY ARE A BUNCH OF, WELL I CANT SAY THE WORD I DONT WANT GLAAD AFTER ME, YOU MY HIPSTER FRIEND CAN SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP



  49. 49

    Re: Geat real
    I AGREE WITH WHAT YOU'RE SAYING BUT EARL IS NOT REALLY HIS BROTHER AND HE'S NOT DEAD



  50. 50

    You are overly sensitive and too dramatic , get the fuck over it and shutup.



  51. 51

    Never heard of him before this but he sounds gross and he doesn't look like a kid to me….people referencing rape to me is the lowest of the low simply disgusting!!!!!!



  52. 52

    Eminem wins award after award for his anti-gay lyrics. The MAJORITY of the world agree that being gay is something to be ashamed of. Hell even half the gays are afraid to admit it… Stop the hypocrocy. Being gay is sin, you CAN choose. Please people… WAKE UP and procreate. Dont be ruled by your sick perveted sexual fantasies.



  53. 53

    I totally agree w ParisIsBurning. I went to the same middle school as him. In fact, I know people that personally knew him… Frankly, I'm rather embarrassed to say we're from the same hometown… as opposed to some ppl in this town… It's bc of obnoxious and uneducated ppl like that that this place is becoming so shitty.



  54. 54

    Re: jdubms – , actually his debut album was infinite lol



  55. 55

    Luv Tyler & OFWKTA



  56. 56

    i dont get why people are creating beef with this dude, yeah he may use gay slurs but thats how he raps, if it offends ppl than dont listen, rappers still rap about packing heat and you dnt see them getitng in trouble, until they actually get caught with onee, music is expressed by however an artist wants to express it, dont judge, love it, or dont listen



  57. 57

    I'm not talking about the gay thing… I'm talking about the all caps posts, the golf wang, the 666. It's embarrassing, go do your algebra homework and listen to lil wayne little boy. Leave the real music to the big kids.Re: OFWGKTA



  58. 58

    Who? I've never heard of him and after this… I'm not bothering to look into anything he done. Go back to Alabama you piece of trash.



  59. 59

    Re: WhyCantILeaveComments – you're an idiot tyler does frequently does the same thing with the 666's and such…if that's what i want to do that's what im going to do stfu f*ggot if you don't know that you're not an true OF fan.



  60. 60

    Re: OFWGKTA – Are you Tyler? No you aren't. Like I said, go play on a swingset and listen to flo rida or whatever.



  61. 61

    Okay. listen here kiddies.
    Tyler deserved that reward first off. He is actually writing some quality music. Sure it's totally outrageous and obscure but it got our attention right? But, if you actually listen, you can hear all of these kids hearts pouring into some of these songs… He's writing some pretty intense poetry if you ask me. He's writing about experiences in his life, things we can actually relate too. It's quite a relief to hear some music that's not about getting drunk, Stoned, Smashing babes, being cool, being rich.. etc..etc…

    And IT'S DEGRADING TO WOMEN??? listen to what our chart toppers are saying… are you kidding me right now? I won't even argue that.

    Stop your bitching and GTFO. Let music be music.



  62. 62

    perhaps we should cut him some slack….he is one step away from being retarded. Or am I the only one who saw his acceptance speech?



  63. 63

    what he's saying is true, when young people use those words these days that's what they mean, we don't actually say it in a homophobic way. It's all about in the way it's used so nobody should get up tight he's not trying to insult gays, he is just trying to insult in general. People always try to decipher meanings in his words, there's no need really



  64. 64

    GLAAD doesn't want your approval, f**got. This kid's win solidifies the fact that no one cares whether gays disapprove, their opinions and crusades mean nothing to the voters.



  65. 65

    Re: ithinkpigsarecool – your 'let them express themselves' logic is pathetic. Should racists or anti-jewish people for example be allowed to 'express' themselves?



  66. 66

    Honestly, this is probably the most pathetic excuse for a website I have ever seen. I just made this ridiculous account to throw my opinions on this article.
    1) So I don't understand what the big deal is about some kid who's obviously way more successful than you”ll ever be (so you can stop saying he's getting his fifteen minutes of fame because clearly you're most likely some middle aged house wife or gay man trashing controversial figures on some joke of a website) making some crazy music. If you took the time to listen to the beats and other factors that go into making his music instead of counting how many times a teenager curses, you would know he actually has talent.
    2) How about we all grow up and not get too offended when someone uses a derogatory term? It's offensive, no shit but do we have to have a complete meltdown about it? Everyone is targeted and insecure but who cares? What are you going to do about it… oh, never mind your going to count the swears in a rap album… sounds efficient as hell.
    3) If children want to idolize someone their parents find inappropriate its their problem, not yours. I'm a fourteen year old girl and I listen to this "nonsense" and I think I'm fine.



  67. 67

    Re: klownboy – LOL He does! Love it!



  68. 68

    Re: Ninjawood – See, this is what I like to hear from fellow OF fans.



  69. 69

    Re: ParisIsBurning – REALLY, ok now why is it that such ignorant things come out of peoples mouth? If you feel that way, say it to the black people you work with, how about the black people you see the the market…..People have such big balls when they hide behind a computer



  70. 70

    Michele Bachmann and her husband were caught sucking this dude's cock in the men's room.



  71. 71

    This guy is an idiot…I doubt he will be around very long or even become that popular. Never heard of him before the award show.



  72. 72

    tyler the creator is a very talented young boy, and that is exactly what he is, a boy. i dont think that people (GLAAD and Perez) should get so upset over the rantings of this kid. With age comes maturity and wisdom. At this point he is young and trying to make sure that he will be famous and in the public eye by raving and ranting and being downright vulgar. who knows what they are at 20 years old, hell he might be gay in a couple years lol



  73. 73

    some words have different meanings to other ppl, I use the word gay all the time and hell i love gay ppl, but to me the word can me different things at different times, like it didnt always used to mean homosexual.



  74. 74

    rape and domestic abuse isn't something that should have brought anyone to win an award.

  75. Kerr) says – reply to this


    75

    if they are going to compare this artist to another artist, at least get your fucking facts straight. the marshall mathers LP was not eminems debut album



  76. 76

    Re: Geat real – earl isn't his brother , he's one of his best friends thats like his "brother" . & he didnt loose him to a statistic, Earl Sweatshirt is still alive . hes away at military school or something like that because his mom didnt want him involves with odd future . he'll be back



  77. 77

    Re: WhyCantILeaveComments – thank you . finally someone on here who actually knows what they're talking about.



  78. 78

    i think that Tyler, the Creator is VERY talented. Are you going to stop an artist from painting a violent painting or a photographer from taking a picture of gay people. He is an artist and expressing himself. if you don't like it, do not listen to it. i think he may be the one to finally turn the music industry around. all we have been hearing is stupid, candy coated shit ever since Britney Spears came out. get over it and let Tyler CREATE.



  79. 79

    omg everyone needs to stop the hate on Tyler. Its called freedom of speech. And hes not homophobic, one of the members in Odd Future is lesbian, and theyre friends. And just because you had never heard of Tyler before the VMA's, doesnt mean he sucks, and wont go anywhere. He has millions of fans, and obviously enough to have him win an award against other big artists, like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Wiz Khalifa. The only reason you hadnt heard of him is because hes an UNDERGROUND rapper. Just like most people start off. Noone had heard of Wiz before black and yellow, and he had been around and making music for like 5 years before that. And the only reason they wont play Tyler on the radio ,is because of the haters like you, who say he uses too many "Obscenities" when so many other big rock bands in the 80's did as well. Stop with the hating. Let Tyler do his thingggggg. If you dont like it, dont listen.

  80. 3l$@ says – reply to this


    80

    He is so ugly. Why does he hate Bruno Mars so much? Attention whore



  81. 81

    Tyler is a strange creature.. he does things purposely for shock value and is truly one of those idgaf kind of dudes. Been following odd future wolfgang for some time.. and they are definitely odd. But I do think its cool that someone like Tyler who primarily is underground and an internet sensation won for best new artist. While I don't agree with some of his opinions and the direction of some of his music, i think its refreshing knowing that someone doesn't have to completely sell out and have a radio smash to be recognized.



  82. 82

    Re: OFWGKTA – yea I need to get a clue, I assumed…. next time google might help me :)



  83. 83


  84. 84

    Re: WhyCantILeaveComments – obviously i'm not tyler what are you retarded? i'm supporting him you're an idiot, haha you're probably a bandwagon fan anyway.



  85. 85

    do you guys hear yourselves? from what i'm reading, a lot of you are hypocrites. calling tyler an "ignorant asshole" when you clearly stated that you've never heard of him until now? i'm for gay rights and not many kids actually do the stuff that tyler encourages them to do AS A JOKE. he loves getting a rise out of kids, and how bout all those rock bands that threw puppies to the crowds and promoted the kids to rip them to shreds, or when marilyn manson encouraged his followers to "kill themselves" yet he's still highly respected, and people ACTUALLY killed themselves. none of tylers fans have killed people, raped girls and abused animals like other bands have done, because his listeners know he isn't serious, if any of odd future's fans commit a serious crime and blame a member, then i'll shut up, but he's harmless, stop making a big deal out of all this.



  86. 86

    Re: mediterranean – THAT'S BECAUSE ANTI JEWISH GROUPS, AND KKK MEMBERS ARE SERIOUS, they actually mean the shit they say, OFWGKTA just does it to get a rise, god did you read the articles, did you read that tyler says that he isn't homophobic he just says the word, because he does't think about it.. omg



  87. 87

    there are no bad words because words are neutral. it's the intent behind them that makes what they're saying hurtful or otherwse. tyler's just making music, making art. and like someone else said, syd the kyd, a part of odd future, is a lesbian. as a supporter of all human rights–including gay rights and that of free speech–i think you, perez, and GLAAD are making a mountain out of a molehill. everybody has to relax. stop acting like the gestapo police and let art be art. worry about michele bachmann instead of some kid trying to make something.



  88. 88

    Re: OFWGKTA – And you're probably a little white kid who thinks they're rebelling by listening to music with lots of naughty words in it. Byeeeeeee!



  89. 89

    So I say, as a white gay man, that I want to put out an expletive filled record, calling all heterosexuals breeders, and I want to use the N word over and over, but I will say I am just a kid and I don't mean any of it in a bad way, its just fun - Lets see how quick I get condemned in the media and blasted by all rappers! So why can they call me names?



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    people don't know him because he's the best NEW artist -.- jeez. anyhue, the offensive shit he speaks of in his songs is basically the personal thoughts that would run through the average male's mind that no one else has voiced through music. tbh, i think he won this vma because his lyrics are not your average BITCHES, MONEY, WEED lyrics other rappers speak of. and besides, whatever happened to freedom of speech these days. and so the fuck what if he even is homophobic? i am angered.



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    Re: klownboy – OMG you're right, he looks exactly like him!



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    Re: OFWGKTA – ima go out on a limb here and say you actually are tyler lol i know him enough to know that he doesn't do shit most of his days and is always on his computer, if not you're one of the guys, deny it but i know better… ; )



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    Seriously, shut the fuck up. Most of you are bashing him for using homophobic slurs when in fact he doesn't see it that way. Like he said, it hits where it hurts. And who ever said he's too old, fuck you. Just because you've given up on your childhood doesn't mean has to. He's expressing himself, if you don't like it then too bad. Music is his therapy. You're going to criticize him because he raps about those dark thoughts everyone has?



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    OKAY. I'm getting absolutely tired of you little narrow minded fucks believing EVERYTHING Tyler says in his lyrics, in fact I bet HALF of you little fucks have only heard YONKERS. Go try listening to more of his music before judging him on one of his songs? , seriously you guys, he's Just a kid who expresses himself differently, Instead of talking about sex, hoes & stuff That lil Wayne talks about. LEAVE TYLER ALONE
    K? THANKS.



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    FUCK PEREZ. NEVER EVEN HEARD OF YOU TILL I SAW THIS ARTICLE. SOME JOB YOU GOT, YOU GET TO SIT AROUND ALL DAY FOLLOWING WHAT CELEBRITIES DO, WHO DON'T GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT YOU. How can you be putting a kid who's living out his dreams he's had since 8. I'd like to see you out there making your own beats, lyrics, videos, etc. and putting out albums all on your own. He's not only doing that for himself, but he produces for all of OF. You don't have shit on Tyler or anyone in OF and you know it.



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    "UPDATE: GLAAD’s own internal review has found 10 occurrences of the exact word “fa**ot” in the album Goblin." Come on, I know it's what you do but you don't have to exagerate everything. that's what you gays do though, right? get butt hurt about everything and fucking cry about it on the internet. You're gay, you're going to have to learn to deal with this shit. Tyler is legit, stop taking shit so seriously.