Anything and everything LGBT. Promoting equality and inclusion from Eastern Michigan University.
There is a little boy somewhere in Oklahoma that has grown up in a difficult situation at home and takes his anger out daily on the ‘faggot’ in his class. There is a high school student in Texas that grew up in an evangelical Christian household and after years of suppression, he acts out by ridiculing and violently beating other boys that he’s actually attracted to deep down inside. These imagined representations of already disturbed youth are real and exist in great numbers and they will listen to your album come Christmas time. And they’ll hear you say:
'I'll still be able to break a motherfuckin' table over the back of a couple of faggots and crack it in half.'
…I can guarantee you that somewhere some child is listening to you sing about breaking tables over the backs of faggots. And that child doesn’t understand or give a shit about your asinine and semantically flawed defense of the word’s use. That child has an adult of influence and power in their ears using the same words and inciting the same images of violence that they put into practice when they bully kids in the locker room. And at some point in 2014, as sad as it is to say, another child will be dead as a result.
…Like it or not, you do have blood on your hands as you contribute to a collective homophobia that pushes people to death. No amount of denial or self-delusion can ever wash that away.