Rapper Dooney da Priest said that lyrics in a PSA campaign by the City of Dallas weren’t meant to offend gay people. The campaign, an attempt to curb the trend of saggy hip-hop pants, was criticized as homophobic for suggesting that wearing your pants low is a bad thing because it suggests that you are gay.
NPR reports: “After listeners pointed out the inherent homophobia taunting men for looking like they live ‘on the down low,’ Da’ Priest says he apologized to the gay community on his MySpace page. Da’ Priest says that the song isn’t an attack on gay people, and that he was ‘dealing with the N-word, too.’…’Whether their sexual preference is to be a homosexual or being gay, that’s their problem,’ Da’ Priest says. ‘I’m the street, I’m the street priest, and I have real good Christian values on what I believe in, and I am against homosexuality. But this is not the reason why I wrote the song.'”
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