Given her long-running role as an outspoken leader on issues related to feminism, LGBT rights, politics, and other topics, it comes as no surprise that Kathleen Hanna would have a unique take on the controversy surrounding blog-popular rap group Odd Future’s homophobic and misogynistic lyrics. Rather than admonish Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator or those endorsing his music — as Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara suggested — Hanna says those offended by lyrics should do their best to ignore the artists in question. “[Odd Future] don’t seem that interesting to me,” she told Spinner’s Dan Reilly, adding later:
[I]f people are writing lyrics that piss you off, hurt your feelings and make you feel like s—, don’t listen to it. I don’t think the best idea is to have a boycott. Just don’t talk about them and they’ll go away. The more you talk about them, the more attention they get. Tegan and Sara fans probably wouldn’t even know this band existed if they weren’t talking about them. I find the whole conversation kind of boring. There are so many great artists that are doing interesting things, that I don’t want to focus on boring people.
Well said. In other Hanna news, both her Ad-Rock-produced duet with Peaches for a forthcoming Runaways tribute album and the new Le Tigre live DVD, Who Took the Bomp?, arrive this month.