Australian singer Troye Sivan says that rapper Eminem's use of a homophobic slur in his latest album "Kamikaze" is inexcusable.
"I don't think there's ever really a reason," the singer told variety.com.
He added: "I just feel like some words are not meant for everyone, or for anyone. It's not that hard to respect that, so I just hope that people do."
Sivan, who came out publicly as gay in a YouTube video in 2013, said forgiveness for actions like Eminem's is possible, though not without some real work.
"I would like to believe that people can grow and change. I think that repeated behaviour is something that should be taken really seriously... I would love to believe that if the person showed enough genuine remorse and understanding of how they have hurt people and actively made strides to correct that - I would like to believe I can be fine with that person," he said.