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Azealia Banks: Why is it OK for gay men to call women bitches but I can’t say faggot?

Azealia Banks: Why is it OK for gay men to call women bitches but I can’t say faggot?

Azealia Banks has argued that she should be allowed to use the word faggot because gay men often refer to women as bitches.

Her latest social media musings comes after the bisexual rapper slammed the ‘evil’ gay white media earlier this week following a Twitter spat with a gay journalist.

‘You gay bloggers try waving the homophobia flag at me like women are not the original source of all things fabulous,’ she tweeted at Vice editor Mitch Sunderland.

In a new Instagram post titled Azealia Banks is Homophobic 1, the rapper wrote:

‘Why is it okay… for a gay man to colloquially use the word "bitch" to refer to women, but is it not okay for me to colloquially use the word "faggot" to refer to myself or an opponent? Do gay men get a special pass to say misogynist things simply because they like dick?

‘The argument is that countless gay kids hear the word "faggot" before they are beat to death… But do you know how many women hear the word "bitch" before their husbands beat them to death? Before they are murdered/raped…?’

Banks has drew fire for calling gossip blogger Perez Hilton an ‘evil faggot’ in 2013.

After a backlash, she apologized, saying her definition of the word did not mean a gay man, but ‘any male who acts like a female.’

The next morning she tweeted, ‘Really not as moved by this f word thing as u all want me to be. As a bisexual person I knew what I meant when I used that word.’

GLAAD issued a statement at the time that said, ‘Banks’ claim that the word "faggot" doesn’t mean a gay male is not true. Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do.

‘Undoubtedly there are gay kids who follow her on Twitter who hear this word in an entirely different context. This word is used almost universally by bullies, often as part of a larger verbal or physical assault. This word hurts those kids, no matter what Banks meant by it.’