Hello, there! My name is Kayla Yandoli and I'm a huge fan of a lot of things, one of them being music.
I absolutely love listening to albums, curating playlists, playing piano and guitar, and having deep conversations with folks about songs!
But while on these fun music adventures, sometimes I listen to a song and discover that it's unfortunately...pretty problematic.
For example, I used to dance along to "Come On Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners a whole lot because it's such a fun and upbeat song, until I looked up the lyrics and realized it's actually about a man convincing a young woman to have sex with him.
And have you ever listened to "Ur So Gay" by Katy Perry? It was released as one of her first singles when she was breaking out into the music business in the late 2000s. If you listen closely, the song is pretty anti-gay and full of problematic lyrics.
And "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell is just an ultimate example of problematic music, with its very intense lyrics about nonconsensual sex and the disregard for women's boundaries.
Whatever it is, we want to know. Tell us the most problematic song you've ever heard of (and why it's so bad) in the comments below.