John Cooper, the lead singer of the group Skillet, is an outspoken conservative and supporter of former president Donald Trump and clearly isn’t a big fan of ‘WAP’ the sexually explicit mega-hit from the two aforementioned rappers.
The song, which was released last summer hit the headlines again after Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion did a mesmerising live performance of the song, which didn’t leave much to the imagination.
Although the performance was widely praised by fans and music lovers others, mainly US conservatives thought it was a step too far and Cooper echoed these thoughts on his podcast. Speaking on a recent episode of Cooper Stuff, the 45-year-old complained about the hypocrisy that “there are certain Dr. Seuss books that you cannon sell on eBay” but that we must “applaud the sexual degradation of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion simulating sex together on the Grammys.”
Cooper continued with his analogy by comparing the performances to the speeches of Hitler and even appeared to admit that he had read some of the Nazi leader’s words. He said: “The question is, who is going to define what is good, and who is gonna define what is evil? Every dictator in history says that what they were doing was good. That’s what they believe. If you go back and you read some of Hitler’s speeches, he’s, like, ‘I’m gonna set people free — free from the bondage of the Ten Commandments.’ In his mind, he’s a liberator. It’s always like that, you guys. All you do is you just redefine evil and you redefine good. That’s what’s happening right now on the Grammys.”
Cooper has since experienced a backlash and mockery for his unusual criticism of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, especially interpreting the words of Hitler as potentially being considered as ‘good.’
Cooper’s musings rarely gain too much attention but the backlash to this particular comment has prompted him to share another video, claiming that his words have been ‘misrepresented’ and that he was ‘speaking philosophically.’