Troye Sivan on Eminem’s Homophobic Lyrics: “Repeated Behavior Is Something That Should Be Taken Really Seriously”

Why weren't we this eloquent at 23?

Pop sensation Troye Sivan isn’t here for Eminem using homophobic slurs on his latest album Kamikaze.

“I don’t think there’s ever really a reason,” the “Bloom” singer, told Variety at the Variety + Women in Film Emmy nominees party Saturday night (Sept. 15). “I just feel like some words are not meant for everyone, or for anyone. It’s not that hard to respect that, so I just hope that people do.”

In a recent interview, Eminem said he regretted using the word “faggot” to diss rapper Tyler, the Creator on the song “Fall.”

“I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler…in my quest to hurt him, I realized that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it,” he said.

Unless you’re under the age of 16, you probably know this isn’t the first time Em has come under fire for his homophobic lyrics. Sivan told Variety Em’s actions could be forgiven, but not without some work.

“I would like to believe that people can grow and change,” the 23-year-old performer said. “I think that repeated behavior is something that should be taken really seriously…I would love to believe that if the person showed enough genuine remorse and understanding of how they’ve hurt people and actively made strides to correct that—I would like to believe I can be fine with that person.”

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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