Tyler’s VMA Win Angers GLAAD
Tyler the Creator’s “Best New Artist” win at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards angered gay and lesbian activist group GLAAD.
The organization issued a statement blasting Tyler’s appearance at the awards show and his win. The group has criticized some of the subject matter on Tyler’s latest album, Goblin.
“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.”
It has been alleged that the rapper’s sophomore album includes more than 200 anti-gay slurs and remarks.
Article Courtesy of HipHopBlog.com