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Eminem appears to hit back at TikTok campaign trying to ‘cancel him’

Eminem hits back at TikTok campaign trying to ‘cancel him’ over the ‘problematic’ lyrics in his 2010 song Love The Way You Lie with Rihanna

Eminem has seemingly hit back at a TikTok campaign trying to cancel him over ‘problematic’ lyrics in one of his old songs. 

The American rapper, 48, was trending on the the popular social media app after a series of videos highlighted a controversial line from his 2010 song Love The Way You Lie with Rihanna.   

In the song, Eminem – whose real name is Marshall Mathers – raps: ‘I know I’m a liar, if she ever tries to f***ing leave again, I’ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire.’

Controversy: Eminem has seemingly hit back at a TikTok campaign trying to cancel him over ‘problematic’ lyrics in one of his old songs

TikTok users suggested that the lyrics ‘glorify domestic violence’ and have called the song ‘problematic’. 

One video says: ‘Yesssss let’s cancel him’, while another wrote: ‘No wonder I’m toxic, I grew up listening to this song.’

Eminem ignored the controversy this week but today shared a video for his 2020 song ‘Tone Deaf’, seemingly using the opportunity to criticise the ‘cancel’ campaign. 

Awkward: The American rapper, 48, was trending on the the popular social media app after a series of videos highlighted a controversial line from his 2010 song Love The Way You Lie with Rihanna

Awkward: The American rapper, 48, was trending on the the popular social media app after a series of videos highlighted a controversial line from his 2010 song Love The Way You Lie with Rihanna

Hitting back? Eminem ignored the controversy this week but today shared a video for his 2020 song 'Tone Deaf', seemingly using the opportunity to criticise the 'cancel' campaign

Hitting back? Eminem ignored the controversy this week but today shared a video for his 2020 song ‘Tone Deaf’, seemingly using the opportunity to criticise the ‘cancel’ campaign

He shared a clip from the track on his Twitter, in which he appears to directly address the scandal with lyrics which read: ‘I can’t understand a word you say, I’m tone deaf. I think this way I prefer stay, I’m tone deaf.

‘I won’t stop even when my hair turns grey, I’m tone deaf. ‘Cause they won’t stop until they cancel me.’

After the TikTok campaign, many took to social media to defend the rapper who they called a ‘lyricist’. 

Support: After the TikTok campaign, many took to social media to defend the rapper who they called a 'lyricist'

Support: After the TikTok campaign, many took to social media to defend the rapper who they called a ‘lyricist’

The video for Love The Way You Lie, which was directed by Joseph Kahn, sees Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan playing a couple going through an abusive relationship. 

At the time of the song’s release back in 2010, Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women said Rihanna was unwittingly glorifying domestic violence.

‘She’s narrating the story, and she’s not judging it,’ said O’Neill. ‘And so she may not intend to be glorifying it, but she is.’

Marjorie Gilberg, executive director of anti-violence group Break the Cycle, agreed.

‘The danger is that pop culture defines our social norms,’ she told the AP.

‘We don’t want the message of this song to be that this kind of relationship is acceptable.

‘So this song has to be viewed in the context of real information from adults, like parents and teachers.’      

Opinions: TikTok users pointed out that the lyrics 'glorify domestic violence' and have called the song 'problematic'

Opinions: TikTok users pointed out that the lyrics ‘glorify domestic violence’ and have called the song ‘problematic’

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