The unapologetic homophobia of Tyler the Creator

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From ColorLines:

The realest moment in Sunday’s MTV Music Video Awards was when Tyler the Creator’s proud mom’s hands rose to the sky as she jumped for joy when she heard her son was the winner of MTV’s Best New Artist.

Her 20-year-old son, born Tyler Okonma, with origins in Los Angeles’ Ladera Heights (a community on the South-West Side, centered near Slauson and La Cienega Blvd.) got that award because of fan votes.

But if you consider all the moms who have gay and lesbian teens who come home crying complaining of the bullying they face in schools, or the moms who have lost their young boys because they couldn’t take it anymore, you really wish that MTV executives would’ve never put Tyler the Creator on the ballot for Best New Artist in the first place.

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