Heavy metal rocker named & # 39; Wife Beater & # 39; with numbers named & # 39; Black Eye & # 39 ;, & # 39; Custody & # 39; and & # 39; Uterus Punch & # 39; is accused of promoting domestic violence
- The self-titled EP of the singer has been heavily criticized by women's rights groups
- Mrs. Beater said his lyrics were intended as a provocative dark satire
- White Ribbon said the lyrics yield to the idea that domestic violence is normal
A heavy metal musician named & # 39; Wife Beater & # 39; has been accused of promoting domestic violence.
The Auckland artist released his first self-titled EP this month with songs called & # 39; Uterus Punch & # 39 ;, & # 39; Black Eye & # 39 ;, & # 39; Custody & # 39; and & # 39; Staying With The Kids & # 39 ;.
But women's groups have lashed out at the singer and claim that he normalizes domestic violence with a series of aggressive texts describing gender-related brutality.
A heavy metal musician named & # 39; Wife Beater & # 39; (photo) has been accused of promoting domestic violence
The number & # 39; Black Eye & # 39; contains the text: & # 39; How did you get that black eye? Recite after me: & # 39; You stumbled and fell, you tell them that you stumbled and fell & # 39 ;.
Texts on other songs include: & # 39; Here it comes, the uterus punch & # 39; and & # 39; The food is on the table at six o'clock, I'm going out, you stay with the kids, and that's it & # 39 ;.
Lisa Lawrence from the National Council of Women New Zealand told stuff it was hard for her to understand how Wife Beater thought the content was acceptable and claimed that one in three women reported physical abuse by a partner.
& # 39; We see nothing remotely humorous in these statistics and think it is deeply offensive. & # 39;
But Wife Beater, who did not want to be identified by his real name, struck back and claimed that his work & # 39; dark satire & # 39; was written to provoke in a & # 39; very sensitive world & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I would lie if I didn't say I wanted a little chaos … I think I did a pretty good job of making people aware of domestic violence is still something to be aware of, & # 39; he explained.
Wife Beater (photo) struck back and claimed that his work & # 39; dark humor & # 39; was written to provoke in a & # 39; very sensitive world & # 39;
& # 39; The way the album is presented and the absolutely ridiculous lyrics and song titles would lend themselves to people who understand it quickly, it's satire. & # 39;
But Robb McCann of White Ribbon New Zealand disagreed and said the music works to help ensure that violence against women is acceptable.
He also said the musician supported positions that promote the idea that men should be tough, emotionless breadwinners.
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