Women's Rights Group Plans Odd Future Protest at Pitchfork Festival
Between Friends (an organization dedicated to fighting domestic violence and abuse) announced that it will be hitting up the Chicago festival
A statement from the non-profit reads:
Violence against women and girls is pervasive in our culture. We see it portrayed at home, on the streets and in the media, including in our music. For many, the messages heard every day are so normal that the issue is oftentimes ignored or not discussed, yet many who are intimately affected by it are unaware of the quality services available in Chicago.
There has recently been much debate regarding one band in particular, Odd Future, whose lyrics are extremely violent toward women (as well as other groups of people).
According to the organization's website, "The result will be a sea of fans cooling down concertgoers while, hopefully, getting them discussing the issue and knowing where to turn for help."
Between Friends isn't hoping to censor Odd Future, they just want to start up a dialogue regarding the group's wildly violent imagery.
"While we don't agree with this, it is their art, and we'd like to offer a counterpoint and continue to help people that are being affected by the violence they describe."
For their part, Odd Future wholly embrace the protest. What's a little more controversy for these dudes? They seem to thrive off it.
"Wait, It Just Hit Me. A Fucking 'Group' Of People Will Be Protesting Against Me. FUCKING AWESOME," Tyler, the Creator tweeted of the debacle.
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