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Re: Rapper Azealia Banks under fire after calling Perez Hilton a "messy faggot"

Ok a few things.

1) They are acting like Azealia isn't in the LGBT community. This just in, she's bisexual. That's the B part. She knew exactly what she was doing.

2) People are defending Perez Hilton, of all people? What AB said was tactless (but unsurprising from her), but who she aimed it at? I don't mind it at all. He deserves a ton of insults, but yeah, different word choice could have helped.

3) I don't even mind people taking AB to task over this. Yeah, you have the freedom to say whatever you want. People also have the freedom to criticize you for it, and get others to do the same. With potential side effects.

My only issue is that this isn't a moment homophobia because it's between two non-hetero people. Though it is perpetuating things that the non-hetero community is trying to remove. The other, that people are defending Perez. He doesn't deserve defense here.

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