Ben Shapiro, the American conservative commentator, has become an overnight meme thanks to his objection to the lyrics featured in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new song WAP.
The song, which has become a huge hit since it was released last week is very sexually explicit in terms of its lyrics and has been championed as a new wave of women rappers reclaiming their sexuality.
Perhaps the person who has been most outraged by this song is the aforementioned Shapiro, who berated the song in the latest edition of his podcast on the right-wing website The Daily Caller where he recited the lyrics but was so appalled that he couldn't even say some of the words.
Ben Shapiro reads "WAP" lyrics https://t.co/bIVH1Pnwvx
His almost faux-disgust at these lyrics would indicate that Shapiro hasn't listened to either Cardi B or Megan Thee Stallion before, doesn't approve of women being proud of their sex lives and really doesn't know much about hip-hop or contemporary music? Did he complain about some of Kanye West's more risque lyrics or 1930s swing music?
Shapiro then tried to defend himself, claiming that it was 'misogynistic' to question if the lyrics were empowering for women before adding that any woman who has these symptoms might need medical assistance, a diagnosis that came from his wife. We can't be sure of either Shapiro is qualified as a gynecologist.
Listen, guys. I fully explained on the show that it's misogynistic to question whether graphic descriptions of "wet… https://t.co/bCLdpNMQrE
That being said, Shapiro's complaints about the song have gone viral and has seen him ridiculed for his objections to the song's content (Warning: Some of these jokes do contain the word that Shapiro cannot bring himself to say).
Cardi B - WAP feat. Ben Shapiro https://t.co/OzbKwJLRby