Five Reasons Tyler, the Creator Suuucks
1. He's (Still) Prattling on About Columbine
First, Tyler Tweeted "R.I.P" to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold -- who, lest we forget, murdered 13 people and injured 24 at their high school in 1999. Then he said they were "probably really cool people." Then, when people objected, he weakly stated: "I wasn't saying what they did was right." Then, most recently, he told Respect Magazine that if another Columbine was to occur, he would be the one to get the blame, "just like it was Em's and Marilyn's and fucking Slipknot's [fault] and all them motherfuckers." Hey Tyler, if you're going to keep bringing up the Columbine tragedy in a totally insensitive and ass-backwards manner that both disrespects victims and supports murderers, don't then start whining about how everyone will blame you if it happens again. Learn when to shut the hell up.
Sure, rap ain't been that kind to women over the years (we are, of course, understating massively) but Tyler doesn't just hate women -- he is obsessed with hating women. There are near-constant references to "fat black bitches" in OFWGKTA songs. On Tyler The Creator's ultra-hateful "Transylvania," he happily states that he'd like an "all beige suit made out of white women." The fetishistic violence against women in his songs, as well as the constant reduction of females to merely sex objects ("Bitch, Suck Dick" anyone?), isn't ironic, it isn't clever, and it isn't funny. It is pure hate -- real and simple. How come hate-speak is so acceptable when it's aimed at females? If this stuff was written about minorities or religious groups, the world would be in a gigantic uproar.
3. He's Not Keen on the Gays, Either
At this point, trying to find a rapper that doesn't use the word "faggot" is a lot harder than finding one that does. The thing that makes Tyler even more annoying than the others is that when he got called out on it, he told MTV: "Well, I have gay fans and they don't really take it offensive, so I don't know," He also claimed he wasn't homophobic. Isn't that a bit like the racists who constantly declare they have black friends as a defense? Beyond weak.
4. He's Scared of Repercussions
The statement at the beginning of "Radicals" says it all: "Random disclaimer. Hey, don't do anything that I say in this song, okay? It's fuckin' fiction. If anything happens, don't fucking blame me, white America." So he's not actually worried if his demand here to "kill people, burn shit, fuck school" actually comes to anything -- he's just worried that if it does, he might get in some trouble. What kind of nihilistic tough guy are you, anyway? One that's worried about getting arrested? Or criticized? Either way, don't try to weasel out of inciting violent behavior with half-assed disclaimers. And don't add "Fuck Bill O'Reilly" to the end of this one to imply that anyone who thinks you're a douche is some crazed right-wing lunatic. Us lefties think you're a dick, too.
5. He Perpetuates Stereotypes About Young Black Males
In Tyler's world, young black males are school-hating, jobless, graffiti-loving, gun-toting, woman-raping, drug-using, alcohol-abusing layabouts, with no desire to contribute anything to the community around them or society at large. They have no hope for the future and are bitter about the past. We're sure the young black men who are working hard to break down racist barriers and eradicate negative stereotypes are super-duper grateful for your output, Tyler. We're sure it's hella fun trying to make rich white people scared of you, but there's enough prejudice in the world as it is.
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