Politics and religion are two things that never fail to bring out the worst in people, especially at the dinner table. Rapper T.I. is no exception to this rule and recently raised hell when he made some idiotic comments about the possibility of Hillary Clinton becoming President of the United States.
“Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” Never a good idea to start something off with ‘not to be sexist but…’ especially if you have daughters. C’mon, man! Use your brain! He then elaborated on his comments.
“Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
Naturally, this didn’t go over well and has incited a great deal of backlash. Even Oprah got in on it and simply said “Honey child, hush your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talkin’ about.”
T.I. has since issued an apology, but it doesn’t seem all too sincere… maybe because he apologized on Twitter and it was likely his PR team.
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015
Reading some of the back and forth tweets in response to his apology just made my head spin. His wife even came out to his defense saying that it’s “a chivalry thing” and that “He just wants to take care of everything. He just wants the woman to, you know, be a woman and be treated like a princess.”
Right… so, there’s that. Oh, and by the way T.I. I’m not sure if you know this, but there have been quite a few female world leaders over time, so maybe set a wee bit of a better example for your daughters next time, yeah?