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The Weeknd Under Fire From Critics and Musicians, Accused of Using Homophobic Lyrics

January 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Uproxx reports that The Weeknd is receiving criticism for his new song, “Lost In The Fire,” for using lyrics that are seen as homophobic. A number of users on Twitter shared their thoughts on the lyrics, saying that it pushes forward harmful stereotypes.

The second verse of the song features the following lyrics: “Well, baby, you can bring a friend / she can ride on top your face / While I f*ck you straight.” This caused some backlash online by a number of users on Twitter, which you can see below.

Other musical artists also attacked the song. Amber Bain of bnad The Japanese House and musician Marika Hackman also shared their thoughts on Twitter. Hackman wrote, “You can seriously f*** off with these lyrics.” Meanwhile, Hackman stated, “Well done to @theweeknd for managing to deride, fetishise and dismiss lesbianism all in one verse.”

The Weeknd has not yet responded to the controversy or criticism of his lyrics. The artist currently has a new album in the works. As previously reported, some lyrics in the same track in question led to rumors that there could be an ongoing feud between him and the rapper Drake.

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