Conservatives Want to “Cancel” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s Song “WAP” August 9, 2020

Conservatives Want to “Cancel” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s Song “WAP”

Conservatives are losing their collective minds over a new song, “WAP,” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, insisting it should be banished from the airwaves (or wherever else the song is heard these days):

In case you’re not familiar, the song is all about “female empowerment and sexual liberation.” No wonder some conservatives can’t handle it.

Like DeAnna Lorraine, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who recently ran a failed campaign to unseat Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

She later said the song “should be banned.”

And there’s congressional candidate James Bradley who said only atheism could lead to a song like this:

(How do you hear that song “accidentally”?)

The two rappers are wildly successful in their chosen field. Bradley has yet to win a race.

And there’s Errol Webber, a Republican trying to unseat popular Rep. Karen Bass.

This song doesn’t say anything other singers — including white male ones — haven’t been talking about for decades. It’s telling, however, that this is the song being targeted.

To be sure, the lyrics are not intended for all audiences. But it’s not exactly aimed at children either. No reasonable person is going to use it as permission for having unprotected sex. No one’s listening to the song and tossing out his condoms. (If you are, then the song really isn’t for you.)

It’s ironic that the same people who tend to revile “cancel culture” are eager to cancel a song no one was telling them to listen to. The irony is that the same people who think a song like this is destroying society rarely do anything to tackle school shootings, white supremacy, rape culture, poverty, or other forms of injustice. All the more reason you shouldn’t take them seriously.


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