GLAAD Lashes Out At MTV For Awarding Tyler, The Creator At 2011 VMAs

posted August 30, 2011 11:41:00 AM CDT | 67 comments

GLAAD Lashes Out At MTV For Awarding Tyler, The Creator At 2011 VMAs

The gay rights organization says that MTV should be more responsible in educating the masses.

GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has issued a statement addressing Tyler, The Creator’s recent win for Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

The organization claims that MTV should be more responsible in educating viewers on the homophobic slurs and misogynistic lyrics found in contemporary music.

“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 Senior Director of Programs, Herndon Graddick. “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.”

Back in July, a number of women’s rights and LGBT organizations in Chicago, Illinois protested Odd Future’s performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival.

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