Rush Limbaugh Blames Hip-Hop For Controversial Remarks
So conservative radio talk show host blames the controversial remark he made to Sandra Fluke on hip-hop. Really?
On his website he posted:
"You talk about a double standard. One of the greatest illustrations of it is that rappers can practically say anything they want about women, and it's called art."
Unbelievable. He is blaming rappers for calling a woman a slut for being an advocate for insurance covering birth control pills. While I understand the analogy he is trying to make, it is not acceptable even from rappers.
What Rush Limbaugh is referring to is misogyny and that there is obviously a double standard. Misogyny is wrong when rappers use misogynist terms, and it is wrong when Limbaugh uses misogynist terms to demean women. What I'm saying is, you are responsible for what comes out of your mouth. Including you, Rush Limbaugh.
Doesn't this sound familiar when Don Imus used the same excuse when he called the Rutgers University Women's basketball team 'nappy head hoes'?
Whether misogynist terms comes from a hip-hop artist or a right-wing conservative radio host, it is still wrong. Remember when XXL Magazine caught flack for Too Short's comments to young boys about women? They faced a similar campaign which resulted in an apology from EIC Vanessa Satten and Too Short.
The double standard is not true when it comes hip-hop vs. the comments he made. Many African-Americans have been critical of misogyny in hip-hop. Wrong is wrong. Limbaugh, your comments were not acceptable.
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