In a new interview with the New York Times, Eminem expresses his support for gay marriage after facing criticisms in the past for using the word “faggot” in his songs:
You’ve been accused of writing gay-bashing lyrics in the past. Would you like to see gay marriage approved in Michigan, where you live?
I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want.
Is this the new, 37-year-old tolerant you?
It’s the new tolerant me!
This is a pretty bold move considering Eminem’s audience is almost entirely white kids who think their quaint, suburban hometown is the ghetto, but then again, they buy enough shoes to make Carrie Bradshaw moisten the Sahara, so it could go either way. I’m gonna wait this one out/see how the kid who makes my burger at Wendy’s reacts.