This week Eminem released his surprise album "Kamikaze," and in regular Eminem fashion it's definitely causing some controversy.
One of the biggest moments that has everyone talking is a part in which he uses a homophobic slur against rapper Tyler, the Creator.
One of those people outraged is Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds. Of course Reynolds was the subject of the documentary "Believer," in which he spoke out for the rights of the LGBTQ community.
Now Dan has taken to Twitter to call out Eminem (although he doesn't do it by name) for what he says is language of "hate." In multiple Tweets he says it's "never okay" to use this language.
Take a look at his Tweets:
it’s never ok to say a word that is filled with hate. I don’t care what year you were born in or what meaning it has to you.— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) August 31, 2018
if it contributes to hate and bigotry then it is hateful. period.
there is never an ok time to say the word fa**ot
I don’t care who you are.
it’s disgusting to be told this is being “overly sensitive” or “millennial”.— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) September 2, 2018
LGBTQ kids are TAKING THEIR LIVES after being bullied with homophobic slurs.
it’s not “sensitive” to take a stand against a word that has been used to spread hate for years.
I’ve lived enough of my life remaining silent on these issues because of fear or lack of education.— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) September 2, 2018
I don’t live in fear anymore.
I still have lots to learn. but no. I will not be a silent voice with this platform I have been given.