Rapper Tyler The Creator Says Australians Hate “N-Words”
A young rap star feeling some racist hatred in a new town isn’t always a concern, but when it’s Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All leader, Tyler The Creator tweeting that he wants to go home because they hate “ni**as” in Brisbane, Australia, people take notice.
Tyler tweeted and addressed the crowd at his performance about a racist encounter at a KFC that had him on edge but wasn’t going to affect his judgement about all Australians.
Locals fired back their opinions about the statements.
Brisbane hairdressing entrepreneur Stefan Ackerie said the rapper’s claims were “ill-informed and incorrect”.
“I’ve been here about 50 years, I’ve never had an incident (of racism),” Mr Ackerie said.
Brisbane hotelier Sarosh Mehta said while elements of racism existed in Queensland, on the whole it was a “tolerant state”.
“But one time is one time too many, we love to position ourselves as a multicultural melting pot, we’re tolerant but there is still an element of racism around with those who are culturally insensitive against (some) people,” he said.
A “tolerant state” sounds like the 60’s in America. Fans did point out that there was no racism at the show as only two Black people showed up.