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Tyler, the Creator’s win at the MTV Video Music Awards is not sitting well with various gay and lesbian activist groups. GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) were not too happy with the content of Tyler’s Goblin. According to reports, Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future’s sophomore album contains over 213 anti-gay slurs. Thus, the organization issued a statement regarding Tyler, the Creator’s appearance at the MTV Music Awards, and his victory as Best New Artist.
“Rather than providing simply a larger platform, MTV and other networks should educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. “Given Tyler’s history of such remarks, viewers and potential sponsors should refrain from honoring homophobia and in the future look to a more deserving artist.”