American Idiot covers

le_cl0s3ted_p3rs0n 4/14/2021 11:36 am 232

So my brother listens to a song called American idiot by a band called green day. one of the lines say:

"Well maybe I'm the f@gg0t, America"

And the lead singer identifies as bisexual, but I was looking it up and some people were making covers, and I don't know if they are straight or not, But

Do you agree that straight people should make covers and add the slur? I don't.

My brother said it but he's straight. Does it not count when it's in a song? or should it still count? I only said because I told him I was an Enby. He said that he doesn't care because he doesn't want to know about this "stuff" (LGBTQ) And it doesn't matter if he says it or not yet he has a closeted family member. I disagree with that,

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Apr 22, 2021 11:21 am
Apr 22, 2021 9:40 am

it still counts when its in a song

if they are cis and hetero, they shouldnt say it ever. (unless it needs to be used in a legal sense)

he is wrong and shouldnt say it.

Apr 22, 2021 8:32 am

@Monster_Energy_Kid: It's fine! an opinion is yours, and I can't change it!

Apr 22, 2021 7:37 am

its a old song from the 2000s they didn't really care then, i listen to it and i don't mind. but everyone's allowed to have their own opinions. i mean in my opinion its okay unless you're saying it to someone to bully them or make them upset. but yeah.. plz don't come at me this is my opinion.

Apr 15, 2021 10:09 am

@ratlicker: I agree... My brother doesn't understand that...

Apr 15, 2021 9:35 am

just like the n-word, r-word, t-word, or any sort of slur against other ethnicities, you should not say it unless you are a part of the group it's used against.

Apr 15, 2021 9:07 am

@Prussia: That's what I was trying to explain to my brother... He said that it doesn't matter. I said that it did, considering I'm enby, he asked me if it mattered and started yelling at me.

Apr 15, 2021 7:47 am

IMO They should censor it. The F slur has been used against many LGBTQ folks, so it isnt smart for a CIS/Straight person to say it :/

Apr 14, 2021 11:42 am

@doublezero: Exactly.

Apr 14, 2021 11:38 am

I don't think so. I think they should either replace it with a different word or just put a pause there. It's like if you're white and singing/covering a song with the n-word, you still wouldn't say it.