Archive for January 21, 2012
Banned from New Zealand’s (Big Day Out Festival), Odd Future to perform its own show entitled (Big Gay Out).
Odd Future ringleader Tyler, The Creator has denied accusations his lyrics are homophobic.
“I’m not homophobic,” he told magazine NME. “I just think ‘faggot’ hits and hurts people. It hits. And ‘gay’ just means you’re stupid. I don’t know, we don’t think about it, we’re just kids. We don’t think about that shit.
“But I don’t hate gay people. I don’t want anyone to think I’m homophobic.”
A Wellington man who helped get the hip-hop group banned from performing at Auckland’s Big Day Out has received “around a dozen” death threats.
Calum Bennachie, who complained that the Los Angeles-based rap collective were homophobic and would promote violence, says he has also had “dozens more threats of violence”.
Bennachie, who also helped reggae star Beanie Man removed from the 2009 line-up, wrote a letter to Auckland City Council complaining about the band’s lyrics after Odd Future were included on the Big Day Out bill for 2012.