Boy George Criticizes Eminem's "Rap God"
Boy George takes to Twitter to voice his disappointment about Eminem's lyrics in his latest song "Rap God."
"Fag? Is this really recovery talk or are you running your own program these days?" George tweeted. "Really unhelpful."
The former Culture Club singer also commented about his disappointment in the media's reception of the track.
"Isn't it sad how the media just accepts abuse of gay people? #fucked."
The song's first instance that contains gay slurs is in the first verse. Em is heard rapping, "I'll still be able to break a motherfuckin' table over the back of a couple of faggots and crack it in half," the second verse includes the line: "You fags are all the same."
Eminem's latest song also features the lyrics, "Little gay-looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy / You witnessing massacre like you watching a church gathering taking place-looking boy / 'Oy vey, that boy's gay,' that's all they say looking-boy / You take a thumbs up, pat on the back, the way you go from your label every day-looking boy."
Throughout his career Eminem has been the recipient of criticism about his music containing gay slurs.
In 2001, Eminem performed a duet of his hit single "Stan" with Elton John, an openly gay singer, at the Grammy Awards. The advocacy group GLAAD subsequently issued a statement calling the collaboration and Eminem's music "hateful."
Eminem told The New York Times Magazine in 2010, "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want." That same year, CBS/CNN's Anderson Cooper (who has been open about being homosexual) asked Em in a 60 Minutes interview if he was "homophobic," to which he responded,
“The scene that I came up in, that word was thrown around so much, you know? F****t was, like, it was thrown around constantly, to each other, like in battling, you know what I mean?”
See many of Boy George's tweets on the matter below:
Yeah, let's all think the same and buy another album! http://t.co/d89PWS4qtV‘you-fags-all-think-same’-claims-eminem-new-rap-god-single161013— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
.@Eminem Fag? Is this really recovery talk or are you running your own program these days?— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
@ChloeGMFanspage I don't know him. I just object to the use of the term 'Fag. On any grounds but especially from a recovering addict!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
My comment about 'Eminem's use of 'Fag' was not a call to my followers to post further abuse! Really unhelpful!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
Isn't it sad how the media just accepts abuse of gay people? #fucked— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
@AnotherStan13 It's so queer! I've never met him so I can only comment on what he says in his music.— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
I didn't choose to be queer but I have chosen to do it well!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 17, 2013
@fusetv BLOCKED FOR MISS-REPORTING BULLSHIT!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 19, 2013
One's sexuality should be like one's faith. Secure. Sadly, this is rarely the case!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 19, 2013