You know Ryan James Yezak as the talented movie maker / YouTube star who set the bar for gay music video parody videos as well as the guy who is working on the Second Class Citizens documentary.

In his latest video, he’s addressing something more specific that happened recently when rapper Azealia Banks called Perez Hilton a “messy faggot” and then later stood by her words. Personally, I don’t like the word “faggot” whatsoever and don’t support anyone using it for any reason with respect to gay men. That’s my personal opinion that I’m allowed to have.

I agree that Azealia is allowed to have her own opinion and her own free speech as well, but I feel like she actually doesn’t get the impact of the word. Maybe the word doesn’t land on some of you the way it does me (ie. different experiences growing up), but I think the word carries more weight than she acknowledges and her voice has more impact that she realizes. Again, these are my opinions and I know some of you feel differently. I respect that too and also respect what she says and hear where she’s coming from in her response to GLAAD, but overall, I agree to disagree with her. I will say that I think this issue goes beyond Azealia Banks and perhaps she shouldn’t necessarily be singled out in this. The issue is about the word and where everyone stands on it. Watch Yezak’s video below.

Dear Azealia Banks, Love Don’t Hate

Click Here to read what Azealia banks had to say about GLAAD and their response to her use of the word “faggot” on Perez Hilton