Musicians vs. GLAAD

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  • Azealia Banks
  • Eminem
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • Chris Brown
  • Buju Banton
  • Trick Trick
  • Katy Perry
  • T.I.
  • 50 Cent
  • Lil B
  • Ja Rule

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator was at the center of controversy in 2011 when GLAAD and several other advocacy groups criticized his frequent use of homophobic slurs on his breakthrough album Goblin. GLAAD also reprimanded MTV for awarding Tyler with Best New Artist at the VMAs that year. “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." 

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