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Generation War: Why Generation Z will 'cancel' Eminem and who is opposing them?

Shkruar nga Anabel

5 Mars 2021

Generation War: Why Generation Z will 'cancel' Eminem and who is

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".

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Source: New York Post

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