Tyler, The Creator is about to have white supremacists up in arms! Check out the Odd Future rapper promoting a new line of anti-racism/gay pride T-shirt, its special feature being its appropriation of the "White Pride World Wide" logo (pictured below). Tyler states, "Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that these guys aren't fans of Blacks, Gays, Asians or anything else that doesn't fit in “white” box. Now having the thought process that I have, I asked myself some questions: What if a black guy wore this logo on a shirt? Would he be promoting self hate? Would he be taking the power out of a shape? What if a gay guy wore this on a shirt? Would he promoting Homophobia? Then BAM! I Had it. Throw a little rainbow in the logo [...] and take a photo with a white guy in it and we have an amazing photo.The thing that tops it off is the homo erotic tone of the hand holding, which to some degree HAS to piss off the guys who takes this logo serious. This made the photo even more important to me, because it was me playing with the idea of taking the power out of something so stupid." And for those who have criticised him for his use of the word "f*ggot", Tyler says: "Again, trying to take the power out of something, I WAS NEVER REFERRING TO SOMEONES SEXUAL PREFERENCE WHEN USING THAT WORD. I mean, i’m legit one of the least homophobic guys to walk this earth but, most people just read the surface."
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor