Thankfully, others took him to task, especially on Twitter, which resulted in Scrappy claiming that TMZ took his comments out of context. Actually, I don't feel you. But in true giveth-and-taketh-away fashion, Scrappy's next series of comments offended just about everyone: And his argument that LGBT folks who remain in the closet are cowards is extremely simple-minded and completely ignores the staunch homophobia that serves as a barrier for people, especially LGBT folks of color, to come out in the first place. Please do not modify the following input field.
Educate yourself about HIV before you speak next time.
Rapper Lil' Scrappy Claims That "Gay Is the Gateway to AIDS"
It is not a substitute for professional care. An Exercise in Drama and No Politics. The information provided through TheBody should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. Regardless of your last-minute acknowledgement that there are other modes of transmission or "gateways," the real issue is that you are running your mouth about a topic that you know very little about, perpetuating myths and exacerbating stigma. If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say? Resolved to Stay Healthy This Year?
Rappers who are in the closet should have the courage to identify themselves as gay, he said. The Examiner reported that Scrappy tried to clear his name on Twitter:. While current HIV rates do show that African-American gay and bisexual men are bearing the brunt of this epidemic, Scrappy is insinuating something else. To me [Frank Ocean]'s cool. The Examiner reported that Scrappy tried to clear his name on Twitter: