When you don’t have knowledge of the culture and background, don’t make statements exposing your idiocy.
Mike Huckabee, the former presidential candidate is obviously catering to an audience who will digest nonsense with ease. In his new book “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy” he criticizes Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Grammy Awards performance.
In the book he appears to be praising Beyonce while making broad generalized criticisms of Jay-Z.
“My reaction: Why? Beyonce is incredibly talented – gifted, in fact,” Huckabee says in his book, according to U.S. News. “She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom. Jay-Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?”
These statements are highly inappropriate for a multitude of reasons, and surely he and Hov aren’t on a first name basis. Furthermore, the assumption that Jay-Z controls all aspects of his wife’s career are most likely false as she has been a powerhouse in the industry since before her relationship with Jay-Z.
What do you think of Huckabee’s statements? Is he a creditable source to pass judgement in a field he knows nothing about? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @MajorMason.