Never one to shy away from controversy, Azealia Banks has responded to criticism from GLAAD as only she can. The gay rights group voiced their displeasure with Banks after she called blogger Perez Hilton a “messy faggot” on Twitter. Via BET:
“Undoubtedly there are gay kids who follow her on Twitter who hear this word in an entirely different context,” it continued. “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.”
Responding to GLAAD’s statement on Twitter, Banks seemed mostly unmoved.
“Glaad and all these others need to give it a break… Picking and choosing when to be offended….. Pffffft, as f—-ing if,” she wrote. “I’ve never gotten this much attention for saying n—-er.”
Later, Banks did admit that she “feel[s] bad” for using using the F word.
Yup. That’s pretty much what we expected from her.