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.
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.The internet did get pretty blown-up over the weekend in response to the words of Azealia Banks. Some came to her defense, saying that she was absolutely right in what she was trying to get across, implying that she's little more than an oppressed victim of censorship in an overly PC world. Others, though, were less-than-impressed with Banks and her message. Some have even speculated that her most recent public tirade and use of a gay slur could cost her fans (and their money). Only time will tell. Certainly, her late-2013 verbal abuse of openly-gay celeb blogger Perez Hilton (in which she threw around the same ugly word) didn't hurt her career.
Azealia Banks proceeded her weekend insult-fest of the LGBT community with some choice words about the white people of the world. Banks clearly couldn't help posting these comments to Twitter for those white people (and everyone else) to see.Radio.com reports that Azealia Banks made these comments while defending the "Black Lives Matter" movement and disparaging the counter-movement "All Lives Matter." Both social movements have come under social and political fire for being "racist" and divisive. Shockingly, Banks' comments against the white people of the world didn't take much heat, with many of her followers coming out in support of her words. Azealia had some words of advice for the followers who didn't care for what she had to share, whether about gays or whites. She told them to stop following her, to get off of her feed, and to make sure that they blocked her, too. She wouldn't want her posts to accidentally show up on their feeds, after all.
I guess it's only okay to discriminate against people not like you and only if you claim to be doing it in defense of people who are like you. Oh, and only if you're Azealia Banks.
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