Moby's no stranger to controversy. This time, he's outraged at Eminem over misogynistic lyrics.
The techno musician made headlines a few years back when he accused the rapper of promoting homophobia with his songs. Now, Moby is telling Eminem and anyone who promotes his "misogynistic" music: "you have blood on your hands."
Moby’s outrage stems largely from a case in which an Eminem fan and impersonator recently was convicted of murdering a woman and stuffing her in a suitcase. The man had just finished a karaoke performance singing Eminem’s music. In his video, "Stan," Eminem murders a woman he put in the trunk of a car.
"If a musician made a record wherein he talked about killing blacks and Jews would he get covered in the press and played on radio and MTV? If the answer is 'no' (as it should be), then why is radio and MTV filled with music that has lyrics about killing and brutalizing women and gays?" Moby asks on his Web site. "Any employee of a record company or journalist or radio programmer or MTV employee who has promoted and celebrated misogynistic or homophobic music should be ashamed. You have blood on your hands, and you should be deeply, deeply troubled at the culture that you’ve helped to create."
Regarding the murder case, Eminem has joked that he’s "completely innocent. I should be cleared of all charges" and has said that the "hype" surrounding the case should be good for his career.