T.I. — you’ve insulted half the population of the country by asserting that the Loch Ness monster could be elected as the President before a woman. Now, even though you were forced to issue an apology, it was too little, too late.
T.I., you have a lot of explaining and apologizing to do to your wife, two daughters, Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina and all the women of America. Yesterday, Oct. 12, you announced to the world that you don’t believe a woman should ever be President of the United States because “women make rash decisions emotionally”!
Here’s exactly what you told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview on The Whoolywood Shuffle on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, in which you explained why you can’t vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as president: “Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” you pronounced. “Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But, the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. […] [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before [a woman]. It’s not right, but I’m just saying…”
Well, T.I. — no, it’s not right. What you just blathered about women shows how sexist and ignorant you are. Guess what – women aren’t ruled by their periods. Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina are not going to be PMSing and hit the nuke button — that’s so insulting. There’s absolutely no evidence or studies that prove that female world leaders are any more or less emotional than male leaders. In fact, there have been and currently are brilliant, highly regarded female world leaders who are considered to be as tough as any man, like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Great Britain’s “Iron Lady” Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, India’s Indira Ghandi and Israel’s Golda Meir.
Besides this impressive group, there are more than a dozen other world nations led by women such as Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and President Pilma Rousseff of Brazil. Thankfully, the voters of those countries didn’t share your small-minded views. But maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by your anti-woman presidential rant since you regularly insult women in your songs, reducing them to “b**ches that need to have a pretty face or fat a**”, or you won’t “f**k” them. You dedicate a whole song to dissing “mediocre b**ches* that you won’t “f**k”.
T.I. Issues Apology Following Fan Backlash On Social Media
Thankfully, you’ve been hit by a mega backlash on social media and it may have snapped some sense into you:
Okay, so T.I. is a sexist piece of sh*t. Good to know. Is someone making a list? We should start. pic.twitter.com/JI3Zg5ryLj
— MaryCatherine Finney (@mickfinney) October 13, 2015
“Not to be sexist, but…I’m about to be incredibly sexist.” – T.I.
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) October 13, 2015
Oh, T.I. There is never a sentence that began “Not to be sexist, but” that ended well. — Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) October 13, 2015
And honestly, what kind of a supportive father are you being to your two own daughters by saying that they shouldn’t aspire to the top office in the land because they’d be too “emotional” and make “rash decisions”? And even though you’re a guy, you don’t exactly show good sense even when it comes to your outlook on male politicians. You think that Donald Trump, who has ranted against Mexican-Americans and immigrants, and who erroneously thinks vaccines cause autism, and who refuses to acknowledge that President Obama is American, could be “beneficial” to America. Nice.
Now, after hours of outrage from former fans, you have issued an apology:
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015
But have your views really changed that quickly? I doubt it. Would love to see you take a college course in women’s literature or in female leadership or listen to an impassioned speech by 2014 Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, crusading for education for all girls around the globe, and THEN speak out about why you think Hillary Clinton or another woman could make a great leader. It would be terrific to have you genuinely change your beliefs and then influence other young men to respect women. That would be really positive.
Hollywoodlifers — were you insulted by T.I. dissing women as potential presidents of the United States? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller