Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Gays And Whiteness

Azealia Banks is continuing her hateful tirade against the LGBT community (and gay men specifically) with a barrage of sexual orientation-related slurs. The comments come about a week after a video featuring Banks verbally abusing a male airline employee with a particularly vicious anti-gay insult surfaced on the internet, USA Today reports.

In the video, Azealia Banks can be seen scuffling with the fight crew, apparently over her bag, getting visibly irate and calling the male flight attendant a “f***ing f****t.” According to Banks, a crew member “hit her in the face” during the altercation.

Following the outraged public’s response to her words and behavior, Azealia responded with even more derogatory and discriminatory words about gay men, further alienating the LGBT community. The rapper took to Twitter and continued her insults in a now-deleted tweet.

“LGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay white KKK’s,” Banks wrote in the since-deleted tweet. “Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down rodeo drive.”

This isn’t the first time Azealia Banks has been under fire for her words about the LGBT community, although the controversial star has said time and again that her issue is with misogyny, not homosexuality. According to Banks, gay men (and gay white men in particular) are dominating the LGBT culture. She believes that they misappropriate gay culture, not to mention oppress women and minorities in both the LGBT and straight communities.

APRIL 10 2015: Azealia Banks and singer Chris Brown attend the NYLON Midnight Garden Party.[Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NYLON]
APRIL 10 2015: Azealia Banks and singer Chris Brown attend the NYLON Midnight Garden Party.[Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NYLON]

Azealia Banks has gone on to criticize the “hypocrisy” of fans and critics alike who have no problem with the musical lyrics she sings, but get angry and indignant when she insults a “white man” with a homosexual slur. Many of the songs performed by Banks have controversial lyrics that insult women and minorities, and it is with those words that the performer has built her fanbase. The double standard is something Azealia Banks would apparently like her “haters” to consider before they blow up the internet with their offense at her words to one flight attendant.

It might be easier to take Banks seriously if she hadn’t followed up her now-deleted original tweet with several more in the same vein.

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