GLAAD to Monitor Tyler, the Creator’s Lyrics

May 20, 2011

It appears that Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara has started a new movement. After criticizing Tyler, the Creator for the violent misogyny and homophobia in his lyrics the gay and lesbian rights organization the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has joined Quin in speaking out against the artist.

Tyler has said in interviews that he is not homophobic, yet his Twitter feed and rhymes are rampant with anti-gay slurs and references. His defense that ‘people take things too seriously’ or that he’s ‘just a kid’ is inexcusable. Using hateful language, regardless of the context, is unacceptable and in fact, very serious. Tyler’s attempts to be provocative as well as his indifference towards the


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