Rapper, Tyler, the Creator’s misogynist lyrics have been called “groundbreaking” and “edgy” by some. Defended on account of being “art” or “satire,” fans of the artist and Odd Future, the hip-hop collective he is a part of, are quick to fire back at those who criticize him.
Talitha Stone, member of the feminist activist group Collective Shout recently became the focus of verbal attacks and threats not only from fans of Tyler, the Creator, but from the artist himself. Stone and Collective Shout have called on the Australian government to revoke Tyler, the Creator’s Visa in order to prevent him from touring the country. In response, the rapper spewed a torrent of verbal abuse about Stone at a recent concert, his fans cheering him on.
In this podcast episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Stone about Tyler, the Creator’s misogyny, the threats she’s been subjected to as a result of her activism, and the efforts to keep him out of Australia.
Warning: There is some explicit language in this podcast.
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