Well, here’s a shocker: Eminem is putting out more music that’s insulting the gays and lesbians (and everyone).
This is nothing new, of course. The irritating singer has been putting out awful antigay music for years. But here’s the new twist with his latest song: he seems to say that he’ll “fight for gay rights” or something. Here’s the line:
“But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice. Play nice?”
What? Okay. Sure. Go ahead, Eminem, tell us all about how you fight for gay rights. Please, regale us with stories of all the important work you’ve done. Share with us your long, illustrious history of fighting for equality.
While we’re waiting, we’ll be busy thinking about all the mean antigay stuff you’ve done over the last few years. Surely you recall the lines “You faggots keep egging me on till I have you at knife point, then you beg me to stop?” and “My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge. And I’ll stab you in the head, whether you’re a fag or les…” or from a 2013 song, “I’ll still be able to break a motherfuckin’ table over the back of a couple of faggots and crack it in half.”
So, this isn’t exactly something new. He’s been getting away with it for more than a decade.
By way of an excuse, he told Rolling Stone that he interprets words like “faggot” and “gay-looking” to mean “bitch or a punk or asshole,” just a general insult. That is a great explanation! How nice of him to explain that he doesn’t mean to insult gays, he just means to insult other people by associating them with gays! Nice guy.
At this point, we don’t expect Eminem to turn over a new leaf and start being nice. (Or talented.) This is just who he is, a mean and unpleasant jerk.