Lauryn Hill Responds To Speculation That She's Anti-LGBT
Singer Lauryn Hill has responded to concerns that her latest single, "Neurotic Society" is anti-LGBT, specifically due to its references to "girl men," drag queens" and "social transvestism" as seemingly being the cause of society's ills.
We certainly didn't want to believe that Lauryn's anti-LGBT, but what does she have to say on the matter?
Hill writes on her Tumblr blog:
"Neurotic Society is a song about people not being, or not being able to be, who and what they truly are, due to the current social construct. I am not targeting any particular group of people, but rather targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior, rather than deal with it.
The world we live in now is, in many ways, an abhorrent distortion, an
I want what is best for Humanity. Humanity, aligned with the Spiritual principles, that help each individual conquer fear, and transcend limited
The whole world suffers from a lack of honest dialogue. Character and integrity have suffered at the hands of political correctness and corporate agenda, while our society moves further and further towards unhealthiness and
Everyone has a right to their own beliefs. Although I do not necessarily agree with what everyone says or does, I do believe in everyone’s right to protest.
The overarching message of my music is to get up and stop compromising! And hopefully it will stimulate and motivate the changes that our society needs.
Artists are constantly under media and public scrutiny. This is not a one-way street. Those of us with the charge of putting out faithful vibrations, have a responsibility to report what we see, and to write about what we know. I have seen some of the best and also some of the worst representations of human behavior. The same way that I exalt that which is high, is the same way I expose that which is abusive, in order to motivate and remind if not all of us, than as many as possible, of the Higher Calling."
Does this clear anything up for you, Instincters? What's your take on Lauryn's explanation of the song?