Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd just lately unleashed their collab collectively, which stirred up some preliminary pleasure. Now, it’s making headlines for all of the unsuitable causes.
The Weeknd’s lyrics have all the time been sexualized and graphic, however he might have taken this one too far. The singer is being referred to as out for some controversial lyrics, as heard in “Lost In The Fire.” Particularly, there’s one verse inflicting debate for apparent causes.
Basic synopsis: The Weeknd pursues a woman who’s into women, dismisses her lesbianism, and proposes a 3 approach so he can fuck her “straight.” Yikes.
I’m uninterested in being residence alone (Home alone)
I used to have a woman a day (Girl a day)
Yeah, I would like you to remain (I would like you to remain, hey)
You mentioned you may be into women (Into women)
You mentioned you’re going by way of a part (Through a part)
Keepin’ your coronary heart protected (Keepin’ your coronary heart protected, oh)
Well, child, you may carry a pal (Bring a pal)
She can trip on high your face (Top your face)
While I fuck you straight (While I fuck you straight, yeah)
I’m responsible of listening to the tune, even breezing by way of the lyrics, and never realizing that among the message might be hurtful and offensive. Honestly, we wrote it off as a “Starboy 2.0” and had already moved on, however that is actually a dialog that must be had.
Read among the dialogue happening by way of Twitter under.
“Lost In The Fire” Lyrics
Well achieved to @theweeknd for managing to deride, fetishise and dismiss lesbianism multi function verse. pic.twitter.com/iefdhs8ACw
— Marika Hackman (@MarikaHackman) January 11, 2019
i do not like cancel tradition & i am not saying “cancel the weeknd,” however these are the sorts of lyrics that fucked me up when i used to be youthful & subconsciously saved me within the closet. so it is necessary to speak about and say “this is isn’t ok”
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) January 11, 2019
RT in the event you suppose the weeknd ought to take a weekend off to consider respecting a. sexual orientation b. girls and c. himself https://t.co/Q3Fvea68pE
— Ellen Penrose (@ellenpenrose_) January 11, 2019
completely not right here for @theweeknd’s new tune which is #1 on @Spotify’s new music proper now regardless of its blatant lesbo and biphobia https://t.co/HhyHuVpHh5
— Trish Bendix (@trishbendix) January 11, 2019
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