Rapper Tyler The Creator Defends Use Of "Faggot" In Lyrics
Tyler the Creator, appearing on Arsenio Hall's new talk show, blames outrage over his regular use of "faggot" in lyrics on gay listeners, of all people.
”That’s just a word, you can take the power out of that word," Tyler tells Arsenio. "The way that I see things, it's you chose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you're a black person and someone calls you the n-word and you get offended, maybe you might be. But if I know that I'm not a n-word...I'm not gonna get offended because I know that I'm not that. Frank [Ocean] is gay and I use that word all the time. He doesn't care because he knows me. He knows when I say that word I'm not thinking of someone's sexual orientation. It's just another word that has no meaning."
What do you think of Tyler's defense for regularly using the anti-gay slur?