You want proof of a double standard? It’s right here. It is quite acceptable for rappers to do say what ever they want about Sarah Palin because FOX news says hateful stuff about Michelle O. So a rapper can do what ever he wants about Palin and get a free pass – but Michelle is Sacred! Michelle O is elegant. It’s about that nasty wardrobe of Palin’s.
“…The Wall Street Journal reports that retail orders for Michelle Obama’s dresses have increased by as much as 45% over the past year as the First Lady continued to make appearances in dozens of classy, simple and elegant dresses and suits that appealed to average-sized women with simple tastes. For some, the ’simple’ tastes were a far cry from Sarah Palin’s $150,000 designer wardrobe, and analysts suggest that Mrs. Obama’s selections may have had a political motive. The Daily Princetonian explains that women in politics typically don’t wear clothes that create a sense of ’too much’ power or superiority; they tend to stick with feminine and simple designs to avoid the criticism and negative remarks from the public. Sarah Palin already set off several sparks with her luxury wardrobe, especially as more Americans were feeling the pinch from the rough economic times; in contrast, Michelle Obama’s fashion statements continue to be somewhat reserved, conservative and mirror the outfits of the industrious, successful and powerful American business woman….”
Give me a break. I don’t know anyone who dresses as BADLY as Michelle O!
What about Michelle O’s personal make-up artist who travels with her? Let’s be honest, any woman who even DARED to walk out of the house with THIS on deserves to be chained to the blue light sales table at K-Mart the rest of her natural life.
“…Last week, the right-wing cacophony-chamber didn’t hold back attacking Eminem, for a reference in his latest single, “We Made You.” As they saw it, his riff on Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin was grounds for a full-court demonstration. For two bars, Bill O’Reilly and his bandits were riled up: “Give me my ventolin inhaler and 2 zenedrin/ And I’ll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner then.” Whether you agree, or not, with the brand of thinking O’Reilly subscribes to, one thing is clear: If Eminem could so effortlessly invoke Palin as a sexual playmate, Michelle Obama might not be as safe, as some think. Many have argued that because of Mrs. Obama’s elegance, grace, sense of self and self-respect, any comparison or parallel, borderlines on insanity; but I respectfully disagree. And I’ve got proof….”
Evidently THIS vile stuff by Eminem is quite acceptable as long as it is aimed at Sarah Palin. After all, she is nothing but hillbilly white trash. No thinking person would ever vote for her.
“…Eminem isn’t the only Hip-Hop artist to verbally place Gov. Palin under the sexual microscope. Last year, super-producer and N.E.R.D. frontman, Pharrell, had some choice words for the failed Republican V.P. candidate. During a September concert performance, at New York’s Nokia Theater, he remarked: “We’re gonna do what we gotta do to make sure that the person that goes after Obama is not holding a baby in one hand and a soccer ball in the other.” Soon after, he noted: “But she’s a hot MILF though, isn’t she?”
Unless we decide to cling unwaveringly to the idea that some imaginary quality separates Palin from Mrs. Obama, in the minds of most Rappers, a sexualized Michelle Obama name-drop is an almost sure thing, at this point—if this dialogue doesn’t take place.
It’s extremely important that Hip-Hop artists come to full understanding of this point: Nothing good can/will come out of a sexual reference to Michelle Obama. Regardless of how witty the rhyme scheme might appeal to you, I can only assure one thing: It would cost you so much less, to abstain from it. As a dignified mother of two, a renowned social worker, and an accomplished attorney, the impulse to see her through the prism of sexuality and sensuality should find no justice. Michelle Obama has carved out a legacy of triumph over the rabidly racist stereotypes many in the media have sought to reduce her to, and this reality alone is worthy of all the support the Hip-Hop community, if it truly values women, can provide. Unfortunately, many in the Hip-Hop media are still stuck on an island where stupidity dominates. They have either not gotten the memo yet, or simply refuse to read it…”