GLAAD upset over Tyler, the Creator’s VMA win

Tyler, the Creator's win at the MTV Video Music Awards is not sitting well with various gay and lesbian activist groups. GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) were not too happy with the content of Tyler's Goblin. According to reports, Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future's sophomore album contains over 213 anti-gay slurs. Thus, the organization issued a statement regarding Tyler, the Creator's appearance at the MTV Music Awards, and his victory as Best New Artist.

“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.”

By: Petar Kujundzic / News / August 30, 2011 / 6099 Views
  • Jaimeribg

    He's not the first to use the word and wont be the last. If his music entertains you then i guess you like it. if it doesn't, then i guess you dont. eh. As far as todays standards, in my opinion, i think he's pretty good. Different style is always a plus for me. 

  • Jaimeribg

    He's not the first to use the word and wont be the last. If his music entertains you then i guess you like it. if it doesn't, then i guess you dont. eh. As far as todays standards, in my opinion, i think he's pretty good. Different style is always a plus for me. 

  • Joininthefun

    haha, from a dude that calles himself niggatello!

  • Joininthefun

    haha, from a dude that calles himself niggatello!

  • Joininthefun

    haha, from a dude that calles himself niggatello!

  • http://profiles.google.com/actionbastardehc Eric Richardson

    I honestly don't care if a non-black person says nigga. If you still get upset over words, you probably cry when it rains.

  • http://twitter.com/General_URSUS Digō Kaneda (D.W.)

    Bet if he took a pic with Lady Gaga the GLAAD folks would shut the fuck up

  • bentley420

    Fuck GLAAD, who gives a fuckkkkk if ur so worried about someone saying gay slurs go striaght

  • bentley420

    Fuck GLAAD, who gives a fuckkkkk if ur so worried about someone saying gay slurs go striaght

  • Guest

    I think it's pretty gay being meaningless shells repeating the words layed in they're mouths...GOLFWANG

  • Tblaze

    ignorace in its purest form..golf wang swagg

  • Tblaze

    ignorace in its purest form..golf wang swagg

  • Lukehamlet

    golfwang niggaz

  • http://twitter.com/KiDxBillionaire Xavier Duncan

    well this is gay... 

  • http://twitter.com/theBreaux Brandon B

    This hyper sensitivity is annoying. Stop trying to control what people say. Saying something and taking an action are two different things. Everyone is responsible for what they do and say but we do have freedom of speech and I support that. GLAAD is claiming that Tyler is homophobic but he said he's not and you're completely disregarding that because you hold your perception higher than his world, get over it and if you want to stop hate crimes talk to the people who are directly abusing homosexuals, physically, because this kid is not.

    How dare you hold your message above the success that he actually earned because it's not in line with your personal good vs bad beliefs? Him saying what he wants has nothing to do with human right's and he's not telling people to hate or harm homosexuals. You're trying to create a world where people are censored while you want to retain the right to say what you want, when you want. You're assuming that MTV is supporting homophobia. You're making a judgement, a huge assumption, that Tyler is homophobic. You're making homophobia out to be bad when its neither good nor bad. If MTV were homophobic so what they actually have the right to be. The same goes for racism, sexism etc. No one said you had to support him. Bottom line, you can't make his words be responsible for peoples actions we are conscious human beings and we act out of choice.

    Maybe the problem lies in people instilling people with some sort of leadership qualities at an early age so they don't act on what they hear. Because that's what your'e really trying to avoid. Go beef with the educational system because this 20yr old isn't responsible for other violating the rights of citizens.

  • http://twitter.com/theBreaux Brandon B

    This hyper sensitivity is annoying. Stop trying to control what people say. Saying something and taking an action are two different things. Everyone is responsible for what they do and say but we do have freedom of speech and I support that. GLAAD is claiming that Tyler is homophobic but he said he's not and you're completely disregarding that because you hold your perception higher than his world, get over it and if you want to stop hate crimes talk to the people who are directly abusing homosexuals, physically, because this kid is not.

    How dare you hold your message above the success that he actually earned because it's not in line with your personal good vs bad beliefs? Him saying what he wants has nothing to do with human right's and he's not telling people to hate or harm homosexuals. You're trying to create a world where people are censored while you want to retain the right to say what you want, when you want. You're assuming that MTV is supporting homophobia. You're making a judgement, a huge assumption, that Tyler is homophobic. You're making homophobia out to be bad when its neither good nor bad. If MTV were homophobic so what they actually have the right to be. The same goes for racism, sexism etc. No one said you had to support him. Bottom line, you can't make his words be responsible for peoples actions we are conscious human beings and we act out of choice.

    Maybe the problem lies in people instilling people with some sort of leadership qualities at an early age so they don't act on what they hear. Because that's what your'e really trying to avoid. Go beef with the educational system because this 20yr old isn't responsible for other violating the rights of citizens.

  • Pen13457

    The GLAAD fags can suck a dick, or lick a clit.