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Should Eminem’s Trump rap get praise or scorn?

Eminem's Trump diss was special

The praise he got isn't deserved

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Eminem’s speech was a strong message against the president, pointing out his hypocrisy and racism, holds Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic. What made it special was the way he told a large section of his fanbase, which is from rural, conservative America, that he doesn’t value them. Particularly artists have often feared affecting their income by offending fans. But Eminem’s diss isn’t that unusual, neither for himself not the rap world. Political commentary and rap have often gone hand in hand. It is incredibly powerful for king of rap to so outrightly attack the president, using his fame to directly undermine Trump.

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Trump being called out by Eminem, whose rap and actions have demeaned and promoted violence against women is deeply hypocritical, asserts Bailey Edwards of Urban Daddy. The strong support he has gotten reflects how liberals will look past sex offenders’ crimes, as they did with Weinstein, if the perpetrator shares their beliefs. Eminem abused his wife and repeatedly rapped about murdering her, raping and committing violence against women. He shouldn’t be glorified for criticizing Trump, a man the media repeatedly criticizes for his treatment of women. This highlights the left’s hypocrisy when it comes to glorifying sex offenders.

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