Odd Future Banned From New Zealand’s Big Day Out Festival Over Homophobic Lyrics

 

Odd Future has been catching a lot of flack for their controversial lyrics, but until now it hadn't affected their concert appearances.


The rap collective has been kicked off the bill for New Zealand's Big Day Out Festival due to complaints about their homophobic lyrics from local resident and activist, Calum Bennachie.



Bennachie penned a letter to the festival's organizers detailing why he objected to Odd Future's appearance.



"If it is acceptable to say something similar to 'gays are a cancer on society that deserves to be eliminated', then what group would be next? Bennachie wrote according to the New Zealand Herald. "By allowing Odd Future to play at BDO, you are proving that you have little concern for the lives and welfare of LGBT people, that you are willing to endanger their lives, and seek to encourage stigmatisation against them. I find this disappointing in an organisation that could do so much to enhance the self esteem of youth, reduce stigma, and discourage violence."


The Auckland City Council owns Mt Smart Stadium where the festival is being held. After the complaints reached their office they had Odd Future pulled from the bill.

Tyler, The Creator has denied being homophobic despite the fact that his album, Goblin, uses the word 'f*ggot' and its variants a total of 213 times according to NME.


"If you call me a n*gga, I really don't care, but that's just me, personally. Some people might take it the other way, I personally don't give a sh*t," Tyler told NME back in June. "I’m not homophobic. I just think 'f*ggot' hits and hurts people. It hits. And 'gay' just means you’re stupid. I don't know, we don’t think about it, we're just kids. We don’t think about that sh*t. But I don't hate gay people. I don't want anyone to think I’m homophobic."


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Comment by P Duff on November 8, 2011 at 4:33am
@the legend.
you are 100 percent correct my nigga,
real niggas dont even think bout gays.
Comment by Nik ***CRAZY*WORLD*** on November 7, 2011 at 11:38am
Real shit Odd Future sucks.. And its real funny and suspect on how many n*ggas on here are worried bout gays or hating gays.. I personally dont care whos gay, I pay no attention to gays, Its not something i support but im not gonna go around hating gays.. If a gay dude hits on me then ill put him in place but as for saying i hate gays and there going to burn in hell.. Thats just ignorant and over kill.. Something bitch n*ggas talk about. Real niggas dont even think about gays
Comment by LyNcH LyRiCaL AssAsiNz BoSToN on November 7, 2011 at 11:11am
AGREED ......Theyre madd FunnY
Comment by Tariq Yasiin on November 7, 2011 at 6:21am
they're funny as fucc!!!
Comment by kingdick on November 7, 2011 at 3:07am
why do gay people have the freedom to do what ever...yet str8 people cant say faggot?...im from NZ...
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Comment by Jay C. on November 6, 2011 at 11:37pm
This group is annoying as f*ck. Especially that moron tyler.
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Comment by YK on November 6, 2011 at 9:52pm
Im glad to see nigga's getting gwap.......but I personally would not spend a dime to send to see these niggas perform. Their music is just not my lane, sorry
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Comment by Serious on November 6, 2011 at 8:05pm
youngfakeblood23 you a fucking fag. being a homo is a sin. You deserve a bullet "blood". them niggas in lock up done turn the bitch nigga out



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