Tell Chris Brown and RazB: Apologize for Anti-Gay Tweets
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UPDATE: After numerous emails were sent to RazB's public relations agent, he issued an apology on Twitter. Now Chris Brown has done the same, saying that he regrets using homophobic language over Twitter. Read an updated post here.
During a recent Twitter-feud, artists Chris Brown and RazB got into a heated exchange with one another. What did both celebrities resort to in order to bash the other? Damaging and dehumanizing language against people who are LGBT.
Here's the Twitter conversation.
"@ChrisBrown: @razb2k nigga you want attention! Grow up nigga!!! Dick in da booty ass lil boy" Brown responded, alluding to allegations that RazB once made that a former manager sexually assaulted him.
Not content with just that response, Chris Brown added another tweet, complete with the #homothug hashtag (meant to demean an LGBT person of color who dresses or acts hip hop):
Welcome to Chris Brown's latest comedy routine, all jokes about male rape, all the time.
Over the past few months, you only have to look as far as the death of Tyler Clementi, or the suicides of a number of LGBT youth who experienced cyber-bullying, to see the tragic consequences of the kind of storm Chris Brown and RazB are brewing here. Can the two have their feud? Sure, go at it. But as celebrities who carry at least a marginal amount of clout, they owe it to their fans and followers not to foster the type of violence that when translated into the real world, outside of the comfort of 140 characters, can have some damaging and dangerous implications.
Send Chris Brown and RazB a message that anti-gay bashing has no place on their Twitter accounts. Both artists are interested in rebuilding their careers. Perhaps they should start by not alienating fans who are sick and tired of seeing homophobia given a free pass.
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