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Toby James and Tyson James Transphobic Rap Songs / "Still 2 Genders"

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Toby James and Tyson James Transphobic Rap Songs refers to viral hip-hop songs by 11-year-old Toby James and his father Tyson James, like one called "Still 2 Genders" (leading with the lyrics "Toby James comin' in hot"). The music videos went viral and received backlash for being perceived by many as transphobic and anti-LGBTQ+. Tyson James promoted the songs on Twitter / X, TikTok and YouTube in 2023, predominantly inspiring backlash and memes in December 2023. The songs were perceived as cringe and right-wing evident in reactions and memes made by others. Many reacted to Tyson James being in a room filled with Pride flags, using it to ridicule him.

Origin

On June 3rd, 2023, Tyson James posted a video to his YouTube[1] channel that was the music video for a song he made with his son, Toby James, called "Still 2 Genders." Over six months, the video received roughly 134,100 views and 9,800 likes (shown below).



Sometime after the aforementioned video's upload, Tyson James posted a short-form video of his son, Toby James, to the since-deleted TikTok account @nottysonjames, showing him rapping his verse at the top of a parking garage. The video, along with the TikTok account, has since been deleted or suspended.

The first notable repost of the video, which predominantly started the discourse and memes about the song, was posted by X[2] user @ChristnNitemare on October 5th, 2023, who wrote, "This is what indoctrination looks like…" gaining over 8.1 million views and 24,000 likes in two months (shown below).


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@ChristnNitemare's tweet inspired a slew of quotes and replies in the days that followed its upload. For instance, on October 5th, 2023, X[3] user @RealYouTubeKids quoted, writing, "Kids should be making pop song parodies about Minecraft and Fortnite, wtf is this shit," gaining roughly 5,300 likes in two months (shown below, left).

On October 6th, X[4] user @joinmolten quoted, joking, "this Guy is in the Skibidi toilet map," gaining roughly 1,100 likes in two months (shown below, right).


(Not) YoutubeKids @Real YouTubeKids Follow Kids should be making pop song parodies about Minecraft and Fortnite, w-- is this s--- O Christian Nightmares @ChristnNitemare This is what indoctrination looks like... J Tik Tok @nottysonjames 10 A 10:11 PM Oct 5, 2023 X ALR ℗ JoinMolten @joinmolten. Follow this Guy is in the Skibidi toilet map Christian Nightmares @ChristnNitemare This is what indoctrination looks like... J Tik Tok @nottysonjames 10 A 2:38 PM Oct 6, 2023 0₁ X ©

Discourse surrounding the video went largely dormant until December 6th, when Tyson James posted a music video to X[5] with the caption, "Ain’t with the LGBQ!" gaining roughly 6.4 million views and 1,400 likes in two days. Many reacted to the video with jokes, like X[6] user who said "idk nigga u made a mf pride flag room," gaining roughly 24,000 likes in a day (shown below).


joey @lighthawkhebii . Follow idk n---- u made a mf pride flag room Tyson James @Tyson_James__ Ain't with the LGBQ! 7:16 AM Dec 8, 2023 FUN FA GATL X O

On December 7th, 2023, Tyson James posted his son's video to X,[7] writing, "That little transphobic rapper yall talking about? Yea that’s my son! Proud father right here!💪🏻," receiving roughly 1.4 million views and 3,900 likes in a day. Similar reactions to the video surfaced, like a quote posted by X[8] user @bluefolf on December 8th that received roughly 2,500 likes in less than a day (shown below).


Blue @bluefolf Follow And yet they say queer people are the ones that are "brainwashing" kids Tyson James @Tyson_James_ That little transphobic rapper yall talking about? Yea that's my son! Proud father right here! 10 A 9:48 AM Dec 8, 2023 X

Various Examples


Claood @ClaoodNoodles you bought like 30 giant pride flags for a homophobic music video? m mm mm ... : adult swimm dot E @theordinarydot he left out T he fw trans folk Tyson James @Tyson_James_ . Dec 6 Ain't with the LGBQ! 1:27 PM Dec 7, 2023 65.2K Views . FUN FACT I DON'T CARE : @sixnineyaoi me: hey what are your pronouns again my non-binary friend: THEY 10 A THEM : ... Janie Danger @Wifesucker why can't one of these guys sound like MF Doom or something Tyson James @Tyson_James_ · Dec 6 Ain't with the LGBQ! 9:15 AM Dec 8, 2023 34K Views FUN FACT I DON'T CARE ... Z @reincel_9 Standing in a room covered in rainbows is gayer than being gay Tyson James @Tyson_James_ · Dec 6 Ain't with the LGBQ! 75 1:18 PM Dec 7, 2023 150.1K Views FUN FACT I DON'T CARE : harris- n, @ZombHarris Anyone got that one picture of Peter griffin in the asylum with all the walls being the trans flag Tyson James @Tyson_James_ Dec 6 Ain't with the LGBQ! 1:53 AM Dec 8, 2023 48.5K Views . . FUN FACT I DON'T CARE : ...

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