tylerAustralian activists Collective Shout have criticised rapper Tyler, The Creator over his latest release ‘Fuck It’.

The group recently ran a successful campaign to have the Odd Future rapped denied an Australian visa for his use of lyrics which they believed promoted violence towards women.

In the song Tyler questions, “How can I be misogynist? / I love titties and ass / How can I be homophobic when my boyfriend’s a fag?”. Caitlin Roper, the Campaigns Manager at Collective shout, has labels it a “tantrum”.

She adds: “While [Tyler] may have been a young man when he wrote music describing raping women, mutilating their bodies, locking them in his basement and raping their corpses, he’s not a child anymore, and he is yet to grow up and take responsibility for what he has put out in the world.”

The song also refers to the Collective Shout campaign, accusing Australia of having double standards based due to his race: “Tell Australia I’m sneaking in with a mic in my damn hand.” / Instead of the vegetables that I packed in my backpack / When marshall had this problem what the fuck was they telling him?/ Is it cause of status or his melanin lacks black.”

Roper responds: “Collective Shout partnered with a coalition of domestic violence organisations in 2014 calling on the government to deny Eminem a visa.”

Andrew Shelly @A_Shelley11
Image from Tyler, The Creator Facebook Page

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