[quote]Expressing concern about the “growing public outrage” over the use of such words in rap lyrics, Simmons said the words “bitch,” “ho” and “nigger” should be considered “extreme curse words.”
“We recommend (they’re) always out,” Simmons, the pioneering entrepreneur who made millions of dollars as he helped shape hip-hop culture, said in an interview Monday. “This is a first step. It’s a clear message and a consistency that we want the industry to accept for more corporate social responsibility.”
Apparently, Russell Simmons wants to change the whole hip-hop culture from the outside in. Banning ‘bad’ words will surely result in a fundamental change in the attitudes of the people who would use them, right? Works every time.
Ban “ho”, end sexism.
Ban “nigger”, no more racism.
It’s amazing that we haven’t thought of this before…