Well, this is extremely disappointing to hear.
Snoop Lion recently spoke out about whether or not he believes Frank Ocean's decision to come out last year will make it easier for gay people to be open about their sexuality in the rap world, and sadly, his opinion on the matter illustrates just how ill-informed he is about the LGBT community!
According to him:
"Frank Ocean ain't no rapper. He's a singer. It's acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine. It's like a football team. You can't be in a locker room full of motherf-cking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, 'Hey, man, I like you.' You know, that's going to be tough. I don't have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies. Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But in the '90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they are accepted, not classified. They just went through the same things we went through as black."
This means that you're operating under MULTIPLE misconceptions, the most prominent being that gay men cannot be masculine.
Obviously, just like with heterosexuals, it's not either/or when it comes to masculinity and femininity, as EVERYONE embodies different ranges of both! In fact, we'd be VERY surprised if there wasn't at least one individual you perceive to be very masculine who is actually homosexual, regardless of whether or not he's open about it.
What's worse, however, is that you assume that if a football player is gay, then he must obviously be attracted to his teammates. Is that how you view all women you see?
Lastly, you point out the progress the LGBT community has made in the last two decades, and even go so far as to compare it to what African Americans endured in the past. Yet you don't think the rap community will continue to evolve and change their views as the rest of the world and its inhabitants do?
Not exactly the ideologies and perceptions regarding equal rights that we'd expect from someone who was recently Reincarnated, himself.
What do U think?? Was Snoop out of line here??
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