Cardi B has perfect response to conservatives who criticised her ‘WAP’ performance at the Grammys

Conrad Duncan@theconradduncan
Tuesday 16 March 2021 16:36
Showbiz

Cardi B has hit back at critics of her performance of ‘WAP’ at the Grammys after right-wing commentators tried to claim that the song was harming children.

The rapper joined Megan Thee Stallion on stage to perform a medley of their hits ‘Body’, ‘Savage’, ‘Up’ and ‘WAP’ as part of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday night.

Unsurprisingly, conservatives disapproved of the performance, with right-wing columnist Tim Young attempting to draw a comparison between the song and the supposed “cancelling” of childrens’ author Dr Seuss.

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“The lyrics to ‘Wet A** P****’ are more welcome in some schools than Dr Seuss books... just let that sink in for a minute,” Young wrote on Twitter.

Cardi soon responded to the writer’s comment by pointing out that this observation is... well... ridiculous:

For readers who are unfamiliar with the story, Dr Seuss Enterprises announced earlier this month that it would be ceasing publication of six of the author’s lesser-known books due to offensive images in them related to Black and Asian characters.

This decision has riled right-wing media figures, who claim it is an example of “cancel culture” and an attack on free speech, while supporters of the move argue it is a step towards helping all children and families feel comfortable and supported.

And before you ask... yes, you can still read classic books like The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’. No-one is trying to ban them.

Cardi also rightly pointed out that she had nothing to do with the decision to remove the six books from publication and ‘WAP’ is completely unrelated to children’s literary options:

The raunchy performance inevitably made its way onto Fox News as well last night - where guest Candace Owens ominously claimed that it was contributing to the “destruction of American values”.

But once again, the criticism does not seem to be bothering Cardi, or the more than four million viewers who have checked out the performance on YouTube since it was posted online on Monday.

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