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- Posted on Jun 29th 2011 7:16PM by Benjy Eisen
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And so, it was only a matter of time before their blogosphere-fueled success was publicly challenged. According to the website Exclaim.ca, that's exactly what a US women's rights group plans to do, at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago where Odd Future is scheduled to perform on July 17. The group, Between Friends, plans to peacefully protest by distributing 5,000 hand fans containing information and resources aimed to counter violence against women.
Odd Future's lyrics are no walk in the park -- and are often outright inexcusable -- but perhaps Between Friends can take some solace in knowing that women aren't the only group of people Odd Future have taken aim at: they've repeatedly used gay slurs (though they claim they're not homophobic) and Tyler, the Creator once rapped about stabbing Bruno Mars in his esophagus. But they do seem to enjoy smoking weed (though Tyler abstains) and "violent sex." Go figure.
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