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political correctness gone mad?
i'd especially be interested in any bitches with an opinion.
Presumably he'd be willing to recall all copies of Def Jam records with the offending words on, destroy the masters and donate all accumulated royalties to the NAACP.
but needs to be phrased a little differently. Anyone who thinks that using these words is somehow ironic or empowering is being foolish.
But it's ultimately got to be a question of social responsibility rather than censorship, and encouraging record companies to bleep it out doesn't seem like the right way to go about it. It would too readily create 'victims'.
It would be more productive to make the case to artists themselves to stop using words like this. It's a difficult task, but ultimately more sensible i think.