Luckily, if there's any hard sincerity behind Tyler's lyrical rape boasting, woman hating, and homophobic slurs, it hasn't shown itself in action — meanwhile, better-selling rapper Gucci Mane was recently arrested for throwing a woman out of a moving car after she declined his advances, in actual real life. Check the news volume on Google Trends: weirdly, a lowbrow rapper's physical crimes get less attention than a highbrow rapper's mental crimes. Not saying we should drop the Tyler thing, but let's maybe look into that one, too.
(Personally, I dig Odd Future and think Tyler has a cool voice, but I'm not fond of his grislier rhymes; they're a little too Insane Clowny for my palate. But despite counting myself as an opponent of misogyny and homophobia, I haven't managed to get fully mad at him yet. Probably because I'm male, privileged, unthreatened by sexual menace, buried under soul-crushing layers of irony, and super, super dumb.)
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