Moby Takes on Eminem
Moby might be a lightweight vegan in body, but he’s a verbal heavyweight: In an online journal post last week, Moby took Eminem to task for his misogynistic lyrics. “I respect Eminem as [a] talented and relevant musician,” Moby says in a Dec. 6 post. “Now we find out that a British man who is obsessed with Eminem killed a woman with a metal baseball bat and stuffed her body into a suitcase. Am I being ‘too uptight’ for not seeing the humor in this?”
Later on, Moby lambastes the media for celebrating musicians who glamorize brutality towards women. Moby closes his post on misogyny a call to arms for people in the music business: “Any employee of a record company or journalist or radio programmer or MTV employee who has promoted and celebrated misogynistic or homophobic music should be ashamed. You have blood on your hands, and you should be deeply, deeply troubled at the culture that you’ve helped to create.”
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