John M. Becker

Azealia Banks: I Can Call Gays F***ots Because They're Misogynists

Filed By John M. Becker | November 14, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Azealia Banks, bigot, faggot, homophobic language, homophobic slur, misogyny, rap

"A lot of gay men are way more misogynistic than straight men. The shit they say about women behind their backs, it's like: 'Wow, oh my God!' You can be a straight faggot, you can be a gay faggot. A faggot is anybody that hates women. It's like, y'all sing along to my words when I'm saying 'nigga' and 'cunt', but as soon as I call this one white man a faggot the whole world exploded. Listen, I didn't say all gay men are faggots; I said Perez Hilton is a faggot, so don't try and bring the rest of the gays down with your faggotry."

-- Bisexual rapper Azealia Banks, defending her use of the homophobic slur "f***ot" during a Twitter feud last year with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Banks made the attempt to justify her homophobic language and redefine the commonly-understood anti-gay slur in an interview with The Guardian.

UPDATE: Ms. Banks is apparently a fan of transphobic slurs too.

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