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  1. says

    Happy to say, I don’t even know who this person is. An apology would be meaningless at this point–it would be an empty gesture, not truly reflecting what’s in the person’s heart. And I do love that she (She? I gather “Azealia” is female?) is semi-literate (the examples are numerous) and calls Perez Hilton a “dum dum.” That’s a type of bullet, honey. The word dumb is spelled… oh, never mind.

    That’s way too much time defending Perez Hilton. He already gets too much attention!

  2. says

    It’s not about Perez. If she were just insulting Perez, that would be that. But her tweet explicitly condemning men who act too much like females is hate speech. Does it mean she’s a bisexual homophobe? Not necessarily, but people should not get a free ride just because we like them or suspect they’re probably not die-hard homophobes or because we think they’re talented in other ways.

    Also, Rich’s assertions about what trolls are and building a brash, foul legacy are very interesting and I know what he’s getting at, but then I would say: What is the difference between her, Eminem, etc., and, say, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter? And are the words used by the latter harmless if they deep inside don’t believe them considering how many of their rabid followers do? Doesn’t Banks provide the same ammo to her own followers?

    I just think she should be called out for what she said and what it means.

  3. anonymous says

    Does her tweet:

    “your a dum dum… You’re worse than a girl”

    prove that in addition to being bisexual she is also bi-grammitical. She got the “you’re” right once and wrong once in the same tweet. LOLOLOLOLOL

  4. Mikey says

    Look, I don’t think it’s OK for anyone who isn’t queer male to use the word “faggot,” just like I have no right to use the n-word. It’s not appropriate.

  5. ratbastard says

    Wow. A flame war.

    This is not noteworthy in any respect.

    @Lil’ Canadian,

    I understand this is hard for you to accept, but not all homosexual or bisexual males are effete and campy. We are not all into Lady GaGa, antiques, broadway shows, radical ‘progressive’ politics and ‘advocacy’.

  6. Alex Parrish says

    I want to register my disgust at any news-site giving publicity to these two fame-whores who have already had their 15 minutes of fame and should fade into obscurity (last year already) but by posting my distress, I am giving them the attention they so urgently desire. Can’t win.

  7. Paul R says

    Ratbastard, I’m sure that the list of things you hate is far longer. Why not entertain us all with your disgust for all the things you can’t stand? I too don’t like any of the things you list aside from political advocacy, but I don’t wave it as a point of pride. Who cares what other people enjoy?

    Also, when did Bauhaus–band or school–become a gay obsession?

  8. says

    Not sure of the point of defending Perez Hilton. He’s created his ENTIRE career being inappropriate. He has used the term and even worse. Should we give her a pass? No but people only care because he’s white. Hilton makes racists, homophobic and ignorant comments all the time. Both of them need attention and they got it.

    BTW I’m not a fan of Perez Hilton. I would have used a different derogatory word though…

  9. Thomas says

    I think it is so funny watching all the gay men who bashed Fantasia a week ago for a statement that was clearly not homophobic, now defend Azealia’s AWFUL remarks about Perez Hilton’s loose anus and effeminate behavior. Perez is trash, but that doesn’t begin to justify Azeilia’s remarks. She proved herself to be a massive idiot, or a massive troll…but really, what is the difference?

  10. Thomas says

    I think it is so funny watching all the gay men who bashed Fantasia a week ago for a statement that was clearly not homophobic, now defend Azealia’s AWFUL remarks about Perez Hilton’s loose anus and effeminate behavior. Perez is trash, but that doesn’t begin to justify Azeilia’s remarks. She proved herself to be a massive idiot, or a massive troll…but really, what is the difference?

  11. Sully says

    i’m getting kind of tired of this double standard. someone that you like uses foul, indefensible language like this, and your takedown of it sounds almost like praise.

    any goodwill i had towards banks has evaporated.

  12. Kenneth says

    I couldn’t give a flying f*#k about Azalea or Perez, or any other faux celebrity for that matter, but it is meaningless for us to claim empowerment by owning words such as faggot and queer if we still get up in arms when someone outside of the community uses them. They are only words and only have as much power as we allow. To truly disarm the terms you have to be able to treat them the same way regardless of who uses them. I am as unfazed by a straight person calling me faggot as I am when I hear it in a gay bar.

  13. Chuck Mielke says

    Let me get this straight: according to this “Azaelia” person, misogyny is ok? It’s ok to hate effeminate men? She can’t just dislike PH for something he did, she has to include him in a suspect group? Sounds like an attention whore who deserves no place of prominence in the public sphere.

  14. Becky says

    Worse than a girl? Azealia Banks is obviously a sexist bigot and a transphobe as well as homophobic. Shame on her for being a female misogynist and letting down womankind!

  15. Donny says

    I agree. Perez Hilton is a messy faggot. I had almost forgotten about him until I read this post. Does anyone still read his site? I stopped over a year ago. Anyhow, I’m more appalled by Azelia’s grammar than her use of the word faggot.

  16. Artie_in_Lauderdale says

    Messy c*nt, anyone? After all, there are lots of them around. Oh, I’m sorry. That terminology doesn’t promote “Civility in Public Discourse”? Civility in public discourse is a two-way street, which I’m sure will become increasingly plain in the coming years. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, no?

  17. ratbastard says

    No, Paul R.; neither bauhaus is a uniquely gay male obsession, and I have nothing against either. That said, I’m willing to bet a disproportionate number aging goth Bauhaus / Peter Murphy fans are indeed gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    I only mentioned Bauhaus because Lil’ Canadian has it some BS blog of his.

  18. db says

    Wow, Azaelia Banks is really a misogynist. Women should boycott her even more than gay men. I’m not familiar with her music and after this I don’t want to be.

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