Pop star Azealia Banks just can’t seems to keep herself out of trouble when it comes to the vile homophobic bigotry she now regularly spews in public. First, she was taped aboard a plane calling a man a a “f*cking f*ggot,” and now she’s making headlines again for going on a homophobic Instagram tirade.
Queerty reports that Banks’ rant was the result of a fan calling her out about the bigotry caught on tape. Instagram user @a_sanctuary_found said to Banks:
Imagine the pain young gay fans feel when they hear the vile things you say @azealiabanks
Banks, of course didn’t back down; in fact, she actually expressed the desire to harm gay people:
@a_sanctuary_found oh well imagine how I wanna spray a gay man in the face with pepper spray everytime he calls me a bitch a slut or a hoe. Kiss my ass. Goodnight
The Instagram user pressed, perhaps hoping that this incredibly entitled pop star might see sense:
@azealiabanks if the shoe fits… omg what an evil thing to say??
But Banks just responded with what seems to be threats:
Keep f*cking with me if you f*cking want to. One day your hemmroids (sic) are going to burst and you’ll bleed to death bitch.
Wow. Azealia Banks obviously does not value her career. Her PR people seriously need to reign her in. The last group of people pop divas want to alienate is the LGBTQ community. That particular genre of female entertainers have been courting us for decades– from Madonna, to Cher, to the great soul sisters like Diana Ross and Gloria Gaynor. Their remixed music drives our club beats night after night, and will continue to do so. You’d think a C-List celebrity like Azealia Banks would know better.
Even beyond the damage Banks is obviously doing to her career with this kind of publicity, though, is what Instagram user @a_sanctuary_found said — what she is doing to already struggling LGBTQ youth who might be listening to her and taking her cruel, hateful words to heart. This woman should truly be ashamed of herself, though I doubt any person who would say such things even has the capacity to feel shame.
Featured image via screen capture from Queerty