Jonathan Van Ness Slams Eminem’s Homophobic Lyrics in One Tweet

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness is the latest celebrity to put his two cents in regarding Eminem's homophobic lyrics on his album Kamikaze.

The rap star released the surprise effort on Friday, and was immediately criticized by the LGBTQ community and its supporters for his usage of the word f***ot on the song "Fall." This is far from the first time that Eminem has used this word in his past material.

Dan Reynolds, who fronts the band Imagine Dragons, let his disgust be heard loudly about this situation on his Twitter back on Friday, and now its Jonathan's turn to do so.

"Interesting how artists that go low using homophobic language seem to have their record sales go lower," he wrote. Ouch. There's receipts to this as well.

Eminem's expected to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 next week with first-week figures of 370,000 according to Billboard. An impressive number, especially in a time where people aren't buying records like they use to, but pales in comparison to other people in the industry like Drake and Travis Scott who scored much higher numbers than him.

It's also a very small number compared to what Eminem used to sell in his first-week sales. For instance, 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sold 792,000 copies in week one. 2010's Relapse had a similar number.

So it looks like Jonathan has a point in all of this. 

 

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