When Tyler, the Creator and the rest of the Odd Future crew aren’t having glass bottles thrown at them, they continue to push buttons with their controversial lyrics about murder and rape. Now Sara Quinn from Tegan and Sara has weighed in with her thoughts about the group’s popularity – and Tyler responded.
On the band’s official website, Sara called into question the acceptance of some of the group’s song content:
As journalists and colleagues defend, excuse and congratulate ‘Tyler, the Creator,’ I find it impossible not to comment. In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook and find deeper meaning in this kid’s sickening rhetoric? Why should I care about this music or its “brilliance” when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible? There is much that upsets me in this world, and this certainly isn’t the first time I’ve drafted an open letter or complaint, but in the past I’ve found an opinion – some like-minded commentary – that let me rest assured that my outrage, my voice, had been accounted for. Not this time.
Tyler, the Creator answered in kind on his Twitter account:
If Tegan And Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up!