The people over at The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are upset that Tyler, The Creator walked away with the Best New Artist award at the VMAs.
The group's problem with the Odd Future frontman stem from the sometimes graphic lyrics on his 'Goblin' album.
According to GLAAD's blog, the album features 213 occurrences of the word f*ggot and it’s variations. There are also numerous references to rape and domestic abuse against women.
Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD, released a statement criticizing MTV and other networks for giving Tyler a platform.
"Rather than providing simply a larger platform, MTV and other networks should educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today,” said Herndon Graddick. “Given Tyler’s history of such remarks, viewers and potential sponsors should refrain from honoring homophobia and in the future look to a more deserving artist. MTV didn’t choose the winner of the Best New Artist category (that’s chosen by public vote) on last night’s show, but they did decide to nominate Tyler in the first place and put him onstage. We hope in the future they will think more carefully about the message they’re sending to their young audience before giving him another platform."