may not be as homophobic
as the critics make him out to be. It was recently announced that
Eminem will perform a duet with Elton John, the openly bisexual
singer, at the Grammy awards. The duo will perform Eminem's song,
"Stan", which is about a deranged fan.
In a statement, the
NARAS said: "The addition of Elton John - always the musical adventurer
himself - joining Eminem onstage will no doubt generate further
debate and comment. But we view this moment not only as musically
significant, but also as an opportunity to help tear down some
of the unfortunate walls of division that Eminem's lyrics have
Eminem has been targeted by Gay
and Lesbian groups around the country, most notably GLAAD.
"We are disappointed that Sir Elton
John will be performing with Eminem at the Grammy Awards. John
has played an enormous role in educating the world about AIDS
and gay issues through his music and charitable work. GLAAD is
appalled that John would share a stage with Eminem, whose words
and actions promote hate and violence against gays and lesbians"
GLADD said in a statement.