Homophobia in Music?
It seems recently there has been a lot in the news about pop stars singing homophobic lyrics in songs.
Apparently it’s rife within the rap music scene where it’s tolerated (sic) as part of a rap battle.
Is it right that there’s a perceived culture of Homophobia within certain sections of the music industry?
I feel it shouldn’t be tolerated at all.
Of course homophobia is nothing new in pop music.
You had artists such as Shabba Ranks who would openly use derogatory comments about gay people in his music.
Writing this as a Gay man I find any form of homophobia quite frankly unacceptable.
I put up with enough of that crap growing up in the 1980s. Even if you don’t like someone because of their sexuality you have no place judging them.
If you are a pop star who thinks it’s OK to use anti-gay lyrics in your songs then it’s very much a case of SHAME ON YOU!
There is NO place for Homophobia in this world.