Washington Post Columnist Mike Wise Slams Indiana Pacers For Playing Tyga, Game Music In Locker Room
Sports writer Mike Wise took to Twitter to criticize the music that the Indiana Pacers played in their locker room before a playoff game against the Washington Wizards.
Earlier this week, popular Washington Post sports columnist and feature writer Tweeted his disapproval of the music played in the Indiana Pacers locker-room leading up to a playoff game against the Washington Wizards. Criticizing Tyga and Game directly for what he seems to have considered overly vulgar lyrics, Wise went on to mock some users for correcting his inaccurate referencing of the rappers.
Pacers' pre-game locker room is pounding gangsta rap with Tiger and the Game. Apparently the n-bomb debate is not happening in Indiana.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) May 7, 2014
Oh, my bad, dawgs. It's TYGA and The Game. And it's straight-up filthy, like where some guys on the team look uncomfortable listening.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) May 7, 2014
B--ch this, H- that. Nbombs. If I was Adam Silver, I would take a hard look at locker room music as part of a mutually respectful league.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) May 7, 2014
Following Wise’s Tweets, many users responded negatively with criticism for his comments. Wise himself also posted an article he wrote last November regarding the use of the n-word.
“The N-word is filth; it’s disrespectful, confusing and uplifts no one,” he wrote in November. “I know of no other minority in the world co-opting a dehumanizing, racial slur used by its oppressor...Yet I’m told, ‘You don’t get it; you’re white.’
No. That doesn’t work for me. I deserve a seat at this table. This is about the world my 3-year-old is going to live in.”
@MikeWiseguy shut up honky— #1 Cobra Fan (@dudebrahryeguy) May 8, 2014
You're a bitch-ass hoe if you think locker room music presents a negative image @MikeWiseguy— Sean Bishop (@Sean_Bishop) May 8, 2014
What's worse than a reporter calling out misogynistic, vile lyrics in a locker room? Hipsters of all colors standing up for misogyny, filth.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) May 8, 2014
Complex also reported on the event.