Game Makes Homophobic Comments, Targets Rappers
Game is known for shaking things up with his music but he’s gaining more notoriety these days from the things he’s doing on a more personal level. A few weeks ago, a telephone flash mob that he allegedly instigated led to the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department closing down phone lines after pleading with him (through tweets) about public safety being compromised.
Now, Game is in hot water again but this time for comments he made during an interview with VLADTV. What starts off sounding like a somewhat neutral conversation about homosexuality, turns into some far more controversial. “I don’t have a problem with gay people,” he said. “Beyoncé should have said, ‘Who run the world? Gays.’ Because they’re everywhere. And rightfully so … It’s a free country. The Game does not have a problem with gay people. Game has a problem with people who are pretending not to be gay, but who are gay. The number one issue with that is you could be fooling somebody, and you can give them AIDS, and they can die. That in the closet s— is real scary. It’s not cool to be in the closet. Be gay and be proud.”
While it is arguable that gay individuals should not hide their sexual orientation (although it is not up to others to dictate when or if they reveal this), it is very irresponsible to equate closeted gay men with the spread of HIV/AIDS. The virus is spread from person to person in a variety of ways, regardless of a person’s sexuality.
As if that wasn’t shocking enough, Game went on to explain that he believes there are some secretly gay rappers on the prowl: Possibly, yeah. And not being just full-out gay, just pretending he loves girls and lives the rap lifestyle, but really he's a man fan… There's a lot of man fans out there in hip-hop. I see how you n****s be looking at n****s you're around too. They be looking at n****s crazy.
Game has yet to address the outcry.
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