Target: Sony Music Entertainment
Goal: Demand that pro-rape rapper be dropped from Sony Music Entertainment’s label.
Tyler the Creator is a viciously misogynistic rapper who proudly spouts such particularly hate-filled and violent lyrics that his music should be categorized as hate speech. Sony Music Entertainment must be held accountable for the artist that they represent and promote. Some of Tyler the Creator’s lyrics include:
“I tell her it’s my house, give her a tour/In my basement, and keep that bitch locked up in the storage/Rape her and record it, then edit it with more shit”
“I’m not a rapper nor a rapist nor a racist/I fuck bitches with no permission and tend to hate shit/And brag about the actions in a rhyming pattern matter/Then proceed to sat her down when I go splatter in her chatterbox”
“Rape a pregnant bitch and tell my friends I had a threesome. You got a fucking death wish? I’m a genie, it’ll get done”
In regards to the last quote, it’s worth noting that a pregnant woman was raped and murdered in Logan, Australia just weeks before Tyler the Creator’s tour in Sydney. At the concert Tyler went into a long-winded tirade about feminist activist Talitha Stone, who had spoken out about his violent lyrics and attempted to get his visa revoked by Australian authorities, calling her a “fucking bitch” and a “fucking cunt” while the crowd cheered
Meanwhile two women were reportedly sexually assaulted at the concert.
These issues that he mocks so flippantly are real and terrifying for women all over the world, and his hideous words should not be promoted as entertainment. There is a clear link between the dehumanization of women in lyrics such as these and the violence committed against them. None of it is acceptable.
Sign this petition to send a message to Sony Entertainment that they need to stand with half of their audience against violence and misogyny.
Dear Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment,
You are responsible for the product your label puts on the market. When that product gleefully glorifies rape and violence while simultaneously diminishing the effect of that violence, your corporation must be called to task. Tyler the Creator is a stain on your label’s name, and I ask you to please remove him.
I’m sure that you don’t want your label associated with such discriminatory and violent images, especially now that there is a burgeoning pattern of women calling to arms all over the world to demand more from our public media.
Please remove “Tyler the Creator” and all his products from your label. His lyrics are hatefully misogynistic and promote violence against women and children. Please stand with women across the globe in condemning this man and his vile and dangerous lyrics.
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