In a new interview, Baton Rouge rapper Boosie BadAzz, formerly known as Lil Boosie, expanded on an infamous Instagram rant from last year, standing by his belief that television is trying to make children gay for “monetary gain.”
“They trying to make everyone all f***ing gay. That’s what I think,” Boosie told DJ Vlad in the interview posted on June 30. “They’re putting it on our culture. They’re putting it on… they’re putting it everywhere. Gay stuff is everywhere and I think they’re doing it just trying to do it to make monetary gain. They’re not doing it for the gays.”
Boosie then listed television shows like The Flintstones and The Jetsons, which did not have gay characters. He suggested that half of the population will be gay thanks to television.
Boosie said that he has nothing against gays and insisted that if he “can’t stop” his son from being gay, “I’m not going to ban my son from my life. I’ll just have to find some crazy ass way to deal with it.”
This is not the first time Boosie has suggested that television was forcing homosexuality on viewers. In November 2015, Hip Hollywood reported that Boosie went on a now-deleted Instagram rant. He specifically called out the hit Fox show Empire.
“Since I’ve came home ever time I turn on the Tv some gay sh*t on I try to watch love n hip hop (gay sh*t)tried to watch empire (gay sh*t) walked n on a cartoon doing gay sh*t a f*ckin cartoon kids watch tv,” Boosie wrote at the time. “I guess next they go have a f*cking gay channel for kids saying if U want to be gay watch this tune n smh f*cked up world n my eyes ( but everybody don’t agree smh).”
The annual GLAAD study on television for the 2015-16 season found that 35 of the 881 regular characters on broadcast television shows were LGBT characters. The number jumped significantly on cable, where 84 LGBT characters were found.