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Old 07-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Believe what you wish. :P I don't think it's that big of deal, really. I just don't like 'em. I don't lose sleep over it.
So you have given them a listen then?

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I'm not sure how you mean. Do I like the genre? Or their music outside of what I perceive to be homophobic content?
He's asking whether you enjoy the music, aside from the lyrics.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:48 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Yes, I've listened to Public Enemy. I don't live under a rock.

One more note. The way I interpret something applies only to me. I don't tell people not to listen to XY and Z because I personally find something offensive in the lyrics. There are songs I like that have liberal use of the word fa*got, such as those by Childish Gambino or "Money for Nothing." It really depends on context and the vibe that I get when I hear the music.

I personally think the context of Public Enemy's homophobic lyrics rings very clear. It's great that Chuck D has come out in support of gay rights, but there are multiple reasons I steer clear of them. Homophobia is only one.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:56 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Aside from lyrical content, I do dabble in Public Enemy's genre. Public Enemy themselves? Not so much.

PS. Time for sleeps. Night all.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how you mean. Do I like the genre? Or their music outside of what I perceive to be homophobic content?
Not the genre but specifically Public Enemy, outside of lyrical content. You obviously like Janet Jackson so let me put this another way:
If Janet Jackson used words that offend you in her songs would you boycott her music? What if she occasionally mentioned in her songs how much she loves wearing the luxurious fur of helpless baby seals that were clubbed to death, for instance?

I'm not picking on you. Just so you know, even though some people (HHBH - I'm looking in your direction) would call me a pussy (another word that probably offends some people) because I won't listen to Cannibal Corpse simply because their lyrics are about violent rape of people who the band members can actually personally overpower physically. They celebrate murderous rape just for fun and lack of dignity and this bothers me on some level. And they're not even real rapists to my knowledge, it's just a gross out contest for them but they still say it and it still bothers me. I like Cannibal Corpse's music but the violent rape thing makes me want to boycott them. So I know where you're coming from. IF you like Public Enemy's music.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:04 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Not the genre but specifically Public Enemy, outside of lyrical content. You obviously like Janet Jackson so let me put this another way:
If Janet Jackson used words that offend you in her songs would you boycott her music? What if she occasionally mentioned in her songs how much she loves wearing the luxurious fur of helpless baby seals that were clubbed to death, for instance?

I'm not picking on you. Just so you know, even though some people (HHBH - I'm looking in your direction) would call me a pussy (another word that probably offends some people) because I won't listen to Cannibal Corpse simply because their lyrics are about violent rape of people who the band members can actually personally overpower physically. They celebrate murderous rape just for fun and lack of dignity and this bothers me on some level. And they're not even real rapists to my knowledge, it's just a gross out contest for them but they still say it and it still bothers me. I like Cannibal Corpse's music but the violent rape thing makes me want to boycott them. So I know where you're coming from. IF you like Public Enemy's music.
I don't feel like you're picking on me.

If Janet Jackson did a song about clubbing baby seals, I'd be horribly disappointed, and yes, I would stop supporting her.

And for reelz, sleep time. I'm tired. :P
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