March 23, 2007, - 6:30 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
When rapper Eminem first came to national attention, several years ago, many in America were rightfully alarmed by his “songs” about gang-raping his sister for her 10th birthday and murdering and chopping up his wife Kim in front of their daughter.
But Marshall Mathers III (Eminem’s real name) and his representatives were constantly shouting from the treetops about the First Amendment and his “free speech” rights.
Well, now, the shoe is on the other foot. His twice ex-wife, Kim, has been talking to any and all who will listen–from ABC’s “20/20” to local radio stations in Detroit. She’s blabbed about everything from his penis size to his impotence to his drug abuse to his marital infidelities.
So, imagine my surprise when I read this morning’s Detroit Newsistan to read that this champion of First Amendment free speech, Eminem, now can’t handle the exercise thereof by other parties. Yup, Mathers a/k/a Eminem is asking Michigan’s Macomb County Circuit Court to silence Kim Mathers from talking about him to the media.
He’s claiming that this speech is harmful to their daughter. As if Eminem’s rapping about the daughter helping him dump her mother’s body parts in a car trunk in a lake is any less traumatic. It isn’t.
This isn’t the first time Eminem has displayed his hypocrisy in a major way. As I’ve written, Mathers raps about “hos,” “bitches,” and gang-rape and poses with scantily-clad strippers. But he got into a violent argument with his ex-wife’s 12-year-old niece (of whom they share custody) because he objected to a suggestive outfit she wanted to wear to school. (Police were called.)
It’s time for someone to finally slap this hypocrite down. And I hope the Macomb County Circuit Court Judge hearing his motion to silence his ex-wife does the job.
The First Amendment doesn’t just apply to repulsive rappers. If Marshall Mathers III/Eminem wants to lecture America on the “virtues” of free speech, he must endure the exercise thereof by Kim Mathers.
Put up or shut up, Eminem. Karma is a bitch.
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