Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator enters spat with Tegan And Sara over homophobia

Canadian duo had hit out at rapper over provocative lyrics

Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator enters spat with Tegan And Sara over homophobia

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Tyler, The Creator has stepped into a new spat with Tegan and Sara over apparently homophobic lyrics.

Sara Keirsten Quin from the Canadian duo wrote a blog post on their site Teganandsara.com taking issue with the provocative nature of the Odd Future leader's rhymes.

She wrote: "While an artist who can barely get a sentence fragment out without using homophobic slurs is celebrated on the cover of every magazine, blog and newspaper, I'm disheartened that any self-respecting human being could stand in support with a message so vile."

The openly gay singer continued: “As journalists and colleagues defend, excuse and congratulate 'Tyler, The Creator', I find it impossible not to comment. In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook and find deeper meaning in this kid's sickening rhetoric? Why should I care about this music or its 'brilliance' when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible?"

She went on to criticise the music community for not calling the rapper out: "Is Tyler exempt because people are afraid of a backlash? The inevitable claim that detractors are being racist, or the brush-off that not 'getting it' would indicate that you’re 'old' (or a faggot?) Because, the more I think about it, the more I think people don't actually want to go up against this particular bully because he's popular."

Tyler was quick to respond, apparently provoking Sara further. He posted on Twitter.com/fucktyler: "If Tegan and Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up!"

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