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Did anybody else not get the memo that January would be trolling season for “Presidential hopeful” Mike Huckabee? The Republican and newborn pop culture critic, has released another of his opinions from his latest book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy (sounds like a Three 6 Mafia album) to PEOPLE in a new profile. After disrespectfully referring to Jay Z as a pimp to his wife Beyonce in an earlier excerpt, he now disapproves of the how the Obamas have allowed the singer to become an advocate of President Obama’s presidency and that Malia and Sasha are fans of the multiple Grammy Award winner too.

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Through the magazine he discloses how he’s come to question their parenting skills

I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything – how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things – and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé, who has sort of a regular key to the door [of the White House.”]

From his Jay Z quip before, he had used the couple’s smash hit “Drunk In Love” as an example of how inappropriate the singer is as a role model for young girls, and considering its “surfboarding” references, would be “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.” Oh really?

Why is Huckabee suddenly so concerned about Beyonce’s bedroom moves? Clearly, he watched the Grammy Awards or even attended their On The Run tour because the actual video itself is pretty tame, so who’s the closeted Queen Bey fan here? Also, why so bent on what the First Daughters are listening to anyway? Is he even friendly with the Obamas? Has he personally suggested what kind of “materials” would be appropriate for them to listen to?

Malia and Sasha are highly influential teens and are often watched like hawks, even from us who are not of the Secret Service, but it’s always interesting how political bigots like Huckabee and Bill O’Reilly (who also tried it in criticizing Beyonce) randomly become pressed on what is of interest to the Black community, but have done little to nothing for Black people except ridicule. If you can’t sleep at night knowing that Malia and Sasha might possibly know all the words to “Drunk In Love,” why don’t you write up a lists of tunes that are age appropriate for them? It’s doubtful Mr. Huckabee has Liv Warfield on his iPhone.

No one will always agree with everything Beyonce’s done in her career. Well, a few of those Beyhive and Beygency members might. Oh and don’t even get us started on Jay Z’s verse on “Drunk In Love.” But as an artist, she or any female entertainer are allowed that right to do what they choose to do without having to be slut-shamed for it. Women are often seen as only sexual objects or being bashed when proud of their sexuality. It’s a fine line that’s often blurred or gets scraggly real quick.

Huckabee’s trying to tape a big scarlet letter “A” on Beyonce’s forehead and we’re not here for it. Every time he’s mentioned her in the last week, it was only connected to sex and he described her as some kind of clueless puppet. Seriously? I guess he wasn’t a big fan of her bigger than ever pro-feminist stance for the last two years. Maybe he wasn’t watching then.

Huckabee must have ran out of ideas or stories for his book and wants to pick and choose when he suddenly cares about young Black girls or Black issues. Please! And he’s so obvious with his examples. Let me use one of the biggest stars in the world who also just happens to be a Black woman to talk about sex in the media or what’s wrong with America today.

If he’s going to go down that road, there are tons of examples of which sex in pop culture or the news was largely disturbing and uncalled for. Where was he when that 99 percent all-White UPenn fraternity ordered a blow-up sex doll, named her Beyonce because of its dark skin, and had the temerity to pose with it in their Christmas card? Aren’t images like that damaging to our young girls? Besides, he wouldn’t care at all what Malia and Sasha were listening if they weren’t the First Daughters. They are real issues affecting young women in America, like the prevalence of rape culture, which their father, President Obama has strongly vouched against with programs and open discussions on encouraging a safer environment. What have you done, Mr. Huckabee? Yeah, we didn’t forget about this incident.

Perhaps Huckabee is just highly misguided on his thoughts considering he swerved from applauding the Obamas as attentive parents to trying to pin them as aloof guardians. Still, it is funny how one of his previous books was titled: Character Makes A Difference, yet what does all of this Beyonce and Obama-bashing say about him when he’s clearly using them both to promote his book? There are real concerns of unequal pay, sexism and violence affecting women, especially those of color, who don’t live as privileged as the Obama girls do. Wake up Mr. Huckabee.


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