Generation Z * thinks that Eminem's music is offensive. The attempt of this group to cancel Eminem (because of his lyrics) has been strongly opposed by millenials *. On social networks, especially on TikTok, videos defending Slim Shady (Marshall Mathers) are going viral.
- Generation Z: Born from 1997 to 2015, ie 6-24 years old.
- Millennials: Born from 1981 to 1996, ie 25-40 years old
The whole affair started in February, when a user talked about Eminem lyrics to the song with Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie" and said he "tries to show violence as romantic". The text in question was:
"If she tries to leave again, I will tie her to the bed and set this house on fire."
After the viral video, millenials hit back. Someone said:
"Listen here little babies. Eminem was here before you were born!"
In other debates, Generation Z says Eminem has even more problematic songs like "Superman" or "Guilty Conscience" - depicting a man killing his wife and girlfriend. Millenials, on the other hand, say songs like "Love the Way You Lie" are awareness-raising, not "problematic."
Eminem seems to have a strong "army" defending him, but the hip-hop icon does not have all the support of the "new generation".
Source: New York Post