Moby is re-igniting his feud with Eminem.
The techno musician made headlines a few years back when he accused the rapper of promoting homophobia with his songs. Now, Moby is telling Eminem and anyone who promotes his “misogynistic” music: “you have blood on your hands.”
Moby’s outrage stems largely from a recent case in which an Eminem fan and impersonator recently was convicted of murdering a woman and stuffing her in a suitcase. The man had just finished a karaoke performance singing Eminem’s music. In his video, “Stan,” Eminem murders a woman he put in the trunk of a car.
Let me say first off that in no way do I condone violence towards women. I have a daughter and I do not play that shit even a little bit. That said, I think Moby is reaching a little bit with this one to say the least. Normal people just don’t do that type of shit. Sure normal people may flip out and kill somebody every now and then, but for the most part they don’t stuff the remains into a suitcase in homage to a music video.
For Moby to insinuate that Em ‘has blood on his hands’ is in a way minimizing what this idiot did and transferring uneccessary blame to an entertainer. He also calls out the band Prodigy, as well as radio and MTV program directors, saying they should all feel responsible for this woman’s death. That is such bullshit. Why is a song any different from a movie where a woman (or anybody for that matter) gets killed? Am I also to assume that I won’t be seeing any Moby videos on MTV ever again, by his choice and not because of a blacklisting because of these comments?