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  1. Colin (London) 18 Oct 2013, 1:18pm

    Not buy his album…boycott his concerts, tell all your friends and relatives to dump him, canvass places where he will be playing live to cancel his concerts, write to all music notice boards about his lyrics…etc

    This type of attitude is not acceptable anymore. (it never was)

    Get the point….

  2. Eminem turned 41 yesterday. Bit pathetic he’s still looking for attention in this way.

    1. I couldn’t agree more, teenage angst at 41?!?!?
      Build a bridge and get over it!

      1. He’s not as popular as he used to be so I think a simple ladder would suffice. LOL.

    2. john lyttle 18 Oct 2013, 4:08pm

      I can see a huge chunk of his fan base being turned off by Grandpa’s prehistoric opinions.

  3. If a white musician (that’s a tenuous word to use to describe M&M) had lyrics which said….

    “a mother******* table over the back of a couple black people and crack it in half,” and, “You black people think it’s all a game.” “Little black-looking boy / So black I can barely say it with a straight white face-looking boy / You witnessing massacre like you watching a church gathering taking place-looking boy / ‘Oy vey, that boy’s black,’


    “a mother******* table over the back of a couple Jews and crack it in half,” and, “You Jews think it’s all a game.” “Little Jew-looking boy / So Jewish I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy / You witnessing massacre like you watching a church gathering taking place-looking boy / ‘Oy vey, that boy’s Jew,’

    I don’t even think it would need to be boycotted – the record company wouldn’t publish it in the first place.

    It’s not just M&M, it’s the record company that needs to explain why they allow homophobic lyrics.

    1. colin (London) 18 Oct 2013, 3:56pm

      Absolutely right. thx

  4. Jock S. Trap 18 Oct 2013, 2:08pm

    It’s rather say that 41 he is still trying to court attention and push his homophobic propaganda. People usually mature as they get older. Clearly he is still stuck on being a middle aged teenager.

    So sad!

  5. A sad has-been (or never-was, in my book) simply seeking attention for his latest cr*p. Best ignored. The bigger the fuss, the more copies he’s likely to sell.

  6. We need to target the record companies which continue to sign and distribute these “hate products”.

    The world is full of too many anti-gay persons and opportunities looking to profit from hate. Target their corporate enablers.

  7. freedom of speech, he can say what ever he wants to say, sad has been…GET REAL he’s still the most talented artist out there and probably wont ever be anyone as talented in your life time

  8. Ron Lambert 18 Oct 2013, 3:56pm

    just posted the story on my Facebook page with this above it to share with peeps.
    “a general insult rather than a homophobic slur” – Eminem
    How do his Rap lyrics influence his tendency for hurling a “general insult” at other stuff, or are gays the only target of his “general insults”?

  9. john lyttle 18 Oct 2013, 4:06pm

    Pop artists are meant to take and understand the pulse of pop culture. So almost as bad as the dire predictability of the lyrics is how … well, old fashioned to the point of fossilisation they are. Eminem is out of step with the beat of his own evolving constituency, which makes him seem not only like a verbal (diarrhea) queer basher but, worse, like an embarrassing back number, an out of touch talent well past its sell by date.

    So much for that forgiving duet of a few years back, hey Elton?

    And doesn’t this constitute hate speech, and tedious hate speech at that?

  10. Alex Mckenna 18 Oct 2013, 4:11pm

    Who is this awful creature Emidisc anyway? I thought it was something you wet and cleaned your 45s with. Best ignored. It will wither and die quite soon I suspect.

  11. Beelzeebub 18 Oct 2013, 4:14pm

    One cannot boycott that which one has too much class to buy in the first place.

  12. George is right but why did he say that he didn’t want his followers to send him abuse when he put a full stop before the @ which means all his followers would see it.

    1. I can only guess if wanted his tweet to reach as many as possible but to invoke hate would just be bowing the M&M’s level. (IMO)

  13. Edgar Carpenter 18 Oct 2013, 6:31pm

    What a surprise, Eminem’s still a homophobic asshole. How is this news to anyone? How can anyone be shocked that his assholeness continues?

  14. LOL so Eminem……………or his name backwards, or possibly the correct way………..Meni’me is trying to resurrect a flagging career, by trying to be controversial, quite sad really.

  15. I’m sure he thinks this attitude will give him publicity and that will turn into sales. However, I can’t work out who he’s appealing to? Under 25s, surely not? Over 25s, maybe, but of those how many want to hear a 41 year old man rapping homophobic music? I think this is going to be a huge flop.

  16. Richard the Big Bunny 18 Oct 2013, 9:08pm

    All Eminem has done is ensure another generation of bullying, abuse & gay teen suicides. Thank you, Eminem, you outdated clueless cracker twat.

    Replace fag, faggot & ‘gay’ [as an insult] with spook, ni99er & ‘negro’ [as an insult] and see how that goes down. Replace fag, faggot & ‘gay’ [as an insult] with kike, Christ-killer & ‘Jew’ [as an insult] and see how well it’s received. No? Why not?

  17. Richard the Big Bunny 18 Oct 2013, 9:10pm

    Furthermore, I got into some tiffs on YouTube (yes, I know — I do normally know better!). According to the yoofs of YouTube, words have no meaning or power and endorsing epithets against homosexuals has NO CONSEQUENCES. And even if they did, Innocent Em is speaking in the voice of an ALTER EGO. And teenagers *totally* get that. I’ve been *assured* by several people on YouTube! #noreally Henceforth, I shall refer to everyone with a friendly “wassup, my n[censored]!?!” … what harm could come of it? #irony #donotcommentonyoutube #gaysdonotmatter #thewarisnotover

  18. If you want to get a hat you’ve got to get a head.

  19. Eminem is a 41 year old goose who hasn’t changed his marketing strategy at all over the years. He’s stale. His voice sounds even more strained these days. I understand age does this to you.

  20. The lack of openly gay or bisexual male singers in the British music charts is proof that Britain itself still has a long way to go in terms of gay rights.

  21. Isn’t Interscope the label behind Eminem? Interscope is also Lady Gaga’s label. Why doesn’t she speak out against him?

    1. Christopher in Canada 19 Oct 2013, 2:42am

      Makes me miss Casablanca Records and Filmworks…

  22. I do find it funny that Eminem still acts like an immature teenager at 40 years old.

    I’ve seen all his sycophantic fans rush out to defend him this week. Some go as far as saying that he is actually supporting gay people. “Little gay-looking boy. So gay I can barely say it with a straight face”

    Wow, what insightful social commentary!


  23. Christopher in Canada 19 Oct 2013, 2:45am

    Remember the Coors boycott in the early 80’s? So long as the majority of people (in this case, str8s) still buy a product, will they miss the gay consumers?

    Does anyone buy actually buy a record single anymore?

    The Stars-On 45
    keeps on turning in your mind…

  24. Lion in Winter 19 Oct 2013, 2:53am

    Does he really want to hurt me?
    Does he really want to make me cry?

  25. It amazes me that everyone including the media burnt Paula Deen about her use of the word Ni*ga although her excuse was that what she grew up knowing. EM now uses the same excuse and gets away with it? Why? Is there a difference?

  26. He should change his stage name to “Meninme” and his new single should probably be called “Dog Crap”

    He seems to be doing a digital mime of Flock of Seagulls lead singers daft hairdo in the photo.or maybe it’s Wolverine

  27. Is this the same deviant George O’Dowd who beat up a homosexual prostitute chained to a radiator (and kept prisoner) and the same George O’Dowd who after serving time was lauded in the homosexual Nuremberg rally known as ‘pride’ and given ‘pride’ of place as a ‘gay’ icon ? Has Eminem beaten up any homosexuals chained to a radiator ?

    Most violence against homosexuals are perpetrated by fellow homosexuals and not via so-called ‘homophobic’ lyrics performed by rap stars .

  28. “Most violence against homosexuals are perpetrated by fellow homosexuals!

    That’s interesting, can you please cite your sources Ray?

  29. It seems that gay men have started a witch hunt on heteros, churches, and everything bad is said about gay people. Sorry, but I just call this pathetic. The hatred towards gay people will therefore grow.

    1. We can’t all be obedient “ex-gays” (guffaw) like you RJSeeker, who turn on your own kind and retreat to the closet to satisfy the peculiar beliefs of others.

  30. …Eminem is being ridiculous and sad but more so stupidly transparent. For anyone to be a successful pop star and say this is just too much. Obviously he is ‘homosexual’ and cannot bear it. And needs to let his fans know he’s a raging hetero, and against anything homo…Not really that hard to work out..Boy George must try and stop getting so angry and just pity him.

  31. Eminem’s and his record label are pathetic homophobes using insulting homophobia to re invent its tired and worn out rap stock back into the charts. Big yawn. Big fail! A few weeks from now it will be lost in the back catalogue of failed attempts to outrage himself back into the spotlight. Oh dear. Sad little man who can’t sing. What rap was invented for.

  32. Giveortakesome 22 Oct 2013, 9:26pm

    A little perspective seems to be in order.

    Let’s start with it as a given that music is an art form, including rap. Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Salon et al. are perfectly fine with, say, anti-Christian paintings such as Piss Christ without knocking them as biased or prejudiced. Or anti-cop rap lyrics. Or a depiction of a Bible being flushed down a toilet as art — while at the same time seeing a depiction of a Koran being flushed down a toilet as a hate crime, more or less.

    Denigrating or insulting the religious beliefs of Catholics, let’s say, who represent about 25% of the population of the United States is fine, but denigrating or insulting the sexuality of perhaps 3% (10%?) of the populace is terrible because the targets are homosexual males? Gimme a break. If it’s art, it’s art. No matter whose ox is being gored. Blacks don’t get a pass, Caucasians don’t get a pass, Christians don’t get a pass, homosexuals don’t get a pass, muslims don’t get a pass. . . . Nobody gets a pass.

  33. boycott’n lackluster “artists” in the music industry unfortunately in this day and age only helps promote the rubbish…this isn’t the 70’s

  34. I’m probably going to get a load of downvotes for this, or nasty replies.
    Surely, freedom of speech and expression is at play here, I’m not a huge fan of Eminem, but saying he can’t speak in a certain way, because it offends you is dangerously reactionary.
    If it offends you, don’t engage with it, buy it, listen to it, etc.
    Also it doesn’t stop him being good at what he does, granted its top 40 and all.
    And just because someone uses the word ‘gay’ or ‘fag’ doesn’t mean it’s a slight against homosexual people, much like ‘bitch’ or ‘nigger’ is de-facto a slight against women or black people (granted these words do have loaded histories).
    Calling someone a wanker is hardly and insult to the 99.55 of people who masturbate, is ‘prick’ attacking all men, no.
    I feel much the same way about religion, but I’m not going to ban it, just support secularism for example.
    Kudos for Boy George for trying to stop the mob mentality though, and he like everyone else is entitled to express themselves.

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