Eminem Has Been Canceled

Jaron McCutcheon, Writer

Popular rapper Eminem, who rose to fame in the early 2000s for his vulgar and shocking music, has recently been put under fire by the Tik Tok community. This comes after a user on Tik Tok posted a snippet of his song “Love the Way  You Lie,” his collaboration with Rihanna. In the snippet, Eminem said “If she ever tries to leave again, I’ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire.” Many fellow celebrities have come out and made statements supporting Eminem, such as Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Meghan McCain.



Eminem’s music has certainly shocked many over the years, and many millennials argue that the rapper has had much worse lyrics that simply play off of the absurdity of the subject matter to shock and make the listener feel like the action he is describing is wrong. Other people, mainly gen Z, argue that his lyrics are offensive to women especially because his lyrics often portray violence towards them.


Eminem has responded to the drama with his song, “Tone Deaf,” in which he uses his vulgar and aggressive style to make fun of his haters, and stir up more drama, as he’s been known to do for over twenty years.


For now, it seems that Eminem’s long-lasting career is safe, and he seems untouchable. Many have tried to “cancel” Eminem the last twenty years, and it seems many have failed. This event has shown that Cancel Culture is often purely out of boredom or obsession, than actual offense.