BuzzFeed is both the 44th most popular website in America and a constantly revolving red carpet for celebrities, both animal and human, who regularly swing through the site's offices in Flatiron. Today brought the charmingly rude skate-rapper Tyler, the Creator, and...it's not going well.
Tyler is essentially a professional asshole, exactly the type of person who you want to randomly show up in your office on a Wednesday. Especially if your office is founded on ideals of positivity and enthusiasm such that has a "no haters" policy. Inviting Tyler and his friends to Buzzfeed is like inviting the skaters who smoke behind the van during lunch to a drama club meeting.
tyler the creator just embarrassed every black person in buzzfeed edit smdh
— ⟡ Shani O. Hilton ⟡ (@shani_o) May 14, 2014
Tyler the Creator is about to literally destroy our office I'm too scared to move— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) May 14, 2014
Let the record reflect that five minutes ago, Tyler The Creator walked past my desk and shouted "Y'all got niggas here."— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 14, 2014
In case you were wondering, being called a nigger by Tyler, The Creator feels pretty much the same as a white dude saying it.— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) May 14, 2014
Tyler the Creator just walked into the office, started screaming, and then shot someone with a Nerf gun. Casual Wednesday.— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) May 14, 2014
I just asked @fucktyler where Frank Ocean is. "I don't know. I'm not his fucking boyfriend."— Tanya Chen (@Tanya_Chen) May 14, 2014
me to @SteveKandell: WHAT IS GOING ON Steve: literally all of odd future just ran in here yelling at all of us and taking our snacks— Doree Shafrir (@doree) May 14, 2014
“Guys, c’mon…” - @TommyWesely to Odd Future— Sami Main (@samimain) May 14, 2014
It's almost as if a constant stream of celebrities in the workplace might be a poor idea. (The most famous person in the Gawker office today is Sam Biddle.)
UPDATE: Tyler has responded.
BUZZFEED WAS GREAT, MINUS THE CRYBABIES WHO DIDNT LIKE WHEN PEOPLE CAME AND MADE THEIR OFFICE COLORFUL. BUZZFEED I LOVE U THO— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) May 14, 2014
AND TRUST IM SMARTER AND MORE AWARE THAN ALL OF THEM IN THAT OFFICE— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) May 14, 2014
He also went on HuffPost Live, where he said that he and Odd Future "just came in there trying to bring in so much yellow freaking filling to their gray, boring [lives]." On the subject of shooting off a Nerf gun in the office, he made this more or less unassailable argument: "How do you have a Nerf gun in there if you don't want anybody messing with it?"
On Instagram, he posted this video of one of the Odd Future kids pretending to be Batman (or something), which makes the entire scene seem absurdly uncomfortable.
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