Lil Nas X applauds homophobic responses to “Industry Baby” – .

Lil Nas X applauds homophobic responses to “Industry Baby” – .

Lil Nas X broke the internet again last week with the release of his music video for “Industry Baby.” The provocative video shows Lil Nas X in prison, where he is surrounded by nude dancers and himself appears naked (the nudity is blurred). Like all of Lil Nas X’s projects, the video is political, daring, and a celebration of black gay sexuality. Additionally, Lil Nas X is using the video to promote The Bail Project, a national nonprofit that works to end the cash bail.

And while “Industry Baby” has now sold over 100,000 units in the United States (the new best-selling version this week) and garnered 32 million views in four days, Lil Nas X still faces criticism for the shamelessly strange video, especially from homophobic people. on the Internet. The 22-year-old Grammy winner was quick to applaud author and political analyst Boyce Watkins, who accused the video of “sexual irresponsibility.” Watkins is the same man who criticized Kamala Harris for marrying a white man AND tried to shame Lizzo, so he should take multiple seats and delete his account.

Lil Nas X responded by tweeting, “You stay silent as hell when niggas devote their entire catalog of music to rap on having sex with multiple women.” but when i do something sexual at a distance i’m ‘sexually irresponsible’ and ‘i kill more men from aids’ you all hate gays and don’t hide it.

He also denounced the media coverage of the skirmish online, in particular the headline of People magazine which called the homophobic attacks “critical.” People magazine Subsequently, they changed their title to “Lil Nas X Responds to Post of ‘Industry Baby’ ‘Sexually Irresponsable’ Music Video.”

Lil Nas X is no stranger to denouncing homophobia on social networks. He previously tweeted “a lot, if not all, of these artists have had to hide their sexuality for most of their careers. you seem to only respect gay performers when the gay part is hidden. you don’t love me because i embrace my sexuality instead of hiding it and never talking about it for your comfort.

In another response, he tweeted, “The truth is, there is no attack. you see femininity as a weakness. you don’t like gay black men because you are afraid that black men, as a whole, will be seen as weak. you cling to your masculinity because without it you have nothing else to do for yourself.

Lil Nas X is remaking the mold of the pop star to unabashedly celebrate black homosexuality, and his work resonates with audiences everywhere. I am jealous of the younger generations who grow up with him as a role model to be yourself and thrive in the face of adversity. Carry on, Lil Nas X. This is what your fans are here for.

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