Tyler the Creator: The Word ‘Faggot’ is Only Offensive if You Choose to Be Offended – VIDEO

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Late last week, Arsenio Hall asked rapper Tyler the Creator about his use of the word "faggot", noting that the rapper has gay friends, like Frank Ocean.

Explains Tyler:

”That’s just a word, you can take the power out of that word. The way that I see things, it's you chose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you're a black person and someone calls you the n-word and you get offended, maybe you might be. But if I know that I'm not a n-word...I'm not gonna get offended because I know that I'm not that. Frank [Ocean] is gay and I use that word all the time. He doesn't care because he knows me. He knows when I say that word I'm not thinking of someone's sexual orientation. It's just another word that has no meaning."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted November 11, 2013 at 11:00am ETC by Andy Towle
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