Azealia Banks sparked a debate on safe sex within the LGBT community days ago when she condemned Pop culture’s endorsement of PrEP, a pill which-according to its manufacturers- is said to protect users from contracting HIV.
The rapper took to social media to criticise Frank Ocean for cashing in on it, and urged anyone who puts their life at risk by having unprotected sex with numerous partners because they think are they protected by the pill to seek psychiatric help.
Her advice been met with praise…and intense criticism.
Thoughts and feelings below…
In another video, she revealed that she was concerned that large corporations and shadowy figures were exploiting the gay community for financial gain, and suggested that they were encouraging people to engage in high-risk sexual activity to create demand for the pills for like PrEP and Efavirenz.
Her words were applauded by some and slammed by others.
Azealia was right about that prep rant https://t.co/a805pZpO4g
— DEE from DEEVIOUS (@_Deevious) October 20, 2019
Azealia did not tell one lie about PrEP. I’ve always had an uneasy feeling about taking a new drug to suppress potential infections and I know that is not good for your body. I’d rather just have safe sex with a boyfriend than hoe myself out to everyone and make myself ill
— DJMF (@DJMusicFusion) October 19, 2019
I mean Azealia shouldn’t have came off with that delivery but is risking your life really that deep to have sex with some one with hiv? ..the ingredients in preP+ includes tenofovir and Emtricitabine along with other drugs they don’t say.. these are the least side effects. pic.twitter.com/xrtxmWw3rU
— 𝔉𝔞𝔦𝔯𝔶𝔱𝔯𝔞𝔭𝔪𝔲𝔳𝔞 9 🕊 (@yashaaine) October 19, 2019
azealia didn’t ‘spill’… she’s reenforcing the stigma around prep and caricaturing gays as sex addicts and y’all just lap it up i just don’t get it sometimes…
— send to wubit immediately (@wwwwubit) October 20, 2019
Azealia Banks made some points on Prep and the Meth epidemic in the gay community. Yes people use Prep as a green light to have raw sex with strangers. Yes the LGBT Meth community takes prep and has risky sex and a lot of it. Yes STIs are at an all time high.
— christian (@VENUSCOCKTRAP) October 19, 2019
I’m really reminded now of azealia when she said CEOs at pride this year were like sex-selling gargoyles trying to get every man woman or child on prep
— daniela (@yungtyranny) October 17, 2019
Azealia Bank’s comments on #prep are homophobic and dangerous
— Peta Shillingford (@Brizzle_Drizzle) October 20, 2019
It’s also not 100% effective at preventing HIV transmission
— LG69 (@gagas_tits) October 20, 2019
I’m an advocate for this pill because I live in an area where HIV is pretty high compared to where I grew up and I don’t take it to whore around, hahah if only I was like that..I take it to secure myself if the chance something does happen sexually.
— Johnny ❤️ (@slave2damusic) October 20, 2019
Everything i BEEN saying. Stop taking/stanning PrEP. You’re introducing a drug to ur body, that you don’t need. Strap tf up. The side effects ain’t worth it. https://t.co/dY1fZiVilz
— him. (@_dxndi) October 19, 2019
Can someone with a womb and someone who takes PrEP please work on an academic/opinion piece on why the fight for PrEP is a feminist fight with links to the the birth control pill?#prep #azealiabanks #hiv #feminism #preventativemedicine
— Liam McClelland (@LEMcClelland) October 20, 2019
Olly of the band Years and Years shared…
i ask for people to be a little thoughtful before they start labeling people on prep as – in azealia’s case, just whores who want it raw. it’s homophobic and actually it does not concern you in the slightest
— olly ✨ (@alexander_olly) October 19, 2019
I don’t think anyone was quick to think of prep users as whores. Her point was clear (although her language was rough): don’t take meds if you can help having better sex habits. BUT y’all can’t help but attack Azealia if you can ride a wave of hate. Shameful. https://t.co/2zEyS8Xp7P
— Angel Venom (@ofheavensangel) October 20, 2019
Was she wrong
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