Rapper Killer Mike is being accused of sexism after a quote he made was taken out of context. During a Bernie Sanders rally at Morehouse College on Tuesday, Mike recounted a conversation he had with anti-racism activist and feminist, Jane Elliott.
” … I talked to Jane Elliott a few weeks ago, and Jane said, ‘Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to be—you have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice. Paying women a fair wage is social justice … ending a bullsh*t drug war is social justice. Making sure our children can go to college is social justice,” the rapper turned political activist shared.
Unfortunately for Mike, a clip of him only saying “a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president” began circulating online. Brad Woodhouse, president of pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, tweeted that Killer Mike’s words were “sexist bullsh*t.”
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) February 17, 2016
Fortunately, a lot of people saw right through the political games being played and defended the rapper.
@KillerMike my uterus is giving you a high five. What you said was true, and I've said the same thing pretty much.Their propaganda is tired.
— Michelle (@SoSofieFatale) February 17, 2016
@KillerMike Was Amazing tonight.
To those who want to take his words out of context. All it does is show your own fear and insecurities.
— D. Hornbek (@Yfiv3) February 17, 2016
@KillerMike I'm a woman. I'm still voting Bernie. People are running with this soundbite out of context. Don't get caught up in the storm 😓
— Lyn (@LynMMitchell) February 17, 2016
@KillerMike Awesome speech! Not sexist at all! Thank you for supporting Bernie!
— Tara (@Tara_Incognita) February 17, 2016
@KillerMike Any thinking person knows you are not a sexist. I am a sixty-five year old woman and I would know. Husband & I love you,
— Judy Ellis (@JudyWhaleCove) February 17, 2016
Jane Elliott also defended Killer Mike, telling the Huffington Post, “I think the reaction is because a man said what I said. If a woman had made that statement there would have been no problem, but because a man said it, it becomes a sexist statement. It’s a ridiculous thing to be upset about,” Elliott told The Huffington Post. “It should be a fact of life that neither gender nor skin color should determine whether you are appropriate for leadership of the government of the United States of America.”
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