While anarchic rap troupe Odd Future and leader Tyler, the Creator have captivated underground hip-hop fans and earned praise from Diddy, Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams over the past year, one musician who is decidedly against Tyler's antics is Sara Quin, one-half of indie-rock sister duo Tegan and Sara. The singer has posted an open letter on the group's website describing Tyler, the Creator as a "bully" and decrying the rapper's use of homophobic and misogynistic lyrics.
"In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook and find deeper meaning in this kid's sickening rhetoric?" Quin writes in the letter, which is titled "Call for Change." "Why should I care about this music or its 'brilliance' when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible? There is much that upsets me in this world, and this certainly isn't the first time I've drafted an open letter or complaint, but in the past I've found an opinion - some like-minded commentary - that let me rest assured that my outrage, my voice, had been accounted for. Not this time."