Black Stars Slammed by GLAAD

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  • D.L. Hughley
  • Kobe Bryant
  • 50 Cent
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • Isaiah Washington
  • 021512 national GLAAD logo
  • Jennifer Carroll, GLAAD
  • Roland Martin
  • Tracy Morgan
  • T.I.
  • Sherri Shepherd

Platform for Hate?

Tyler, the Creator, the front man of the California-based rap group OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), didn’t have long to bask in the glow from being named Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The artist's lyrics and music videos are known for their shock value and, following the rapper's win, GLADD slammed MTV and other TV networks for providing a “larger platform” for “anti-gay and misogynistic language.” “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,” the group said in a statement.   (Photo: John Shearer/WireImage)

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