MSNBC is constantly launching senseless campaigns against conservatives for anything and everything. On Thursday night’s episode of The Beat, host Ari Melber brought up “one of the greatest political, cultural, gender controversies of our time,”-- Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song "WAP." He praised them for their nasty attacks on conservatives who were upset by the provocative song and its message.
Melber began the segment by hailing "WAP," citing its success on YouTube, but he didn’t seem to understand the right’s negative reaction to the video. Instead, he went along with the idea that conservatives attacked the video because they're misogynists.
Megan Thee Stallion responded to the criticism with a new song which Melber described: “The music video shows a Republican senator in a red MAGA tie going online to hypocritically attack her in misogynistic terms. Megan then confronts him for disrespecting the women who keep things running.”
As expected, Melber commended her for bashing the critics:
It’s a provocative rebuttal to conservative men who seem fixated on women’s bodies and upset by their sexuality, voice and power. Megan is rebuffing them, flexing her ability to ride this to more success, see me at the bank, and encouraging listeners to put some of these right-wing critics’ own issues under the microscope.
Melber also mentioned that the details of the video couldn’t be shown on cable TV, yet he didn't seem to understand the right’s issue with the extreme sexualization in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s music. Instead, he was fixated on portraying conservatives as sexist. This segment provides another example of the media’s promotion of the left’s extreme version of feminism and the movement away from traditional morals and values.
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MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber
6:50 p.m. Eastern
ARI MELBER: One of the greatest political, cultural, gender controversies of our time, depending on whom you ask, is about a song or an anthem really. As Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion confidently were touting their female and erotic power in WAP, a sexual acronym that became a true phenomenon. The song debuted at number one with the highest streaming debut ever. It broke the YouTube record for an all-female project, and all of that upset many conservatives.
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TUCKER CARLSON: It is, it’s garbage. It's aimed at young American girls.
BEN SHAPIRO: This is what the feminist movement was all about.
UNIDENTIFED SPEAKER: I hate the lyrics. I think the lyrics are awful.
SHAPIRO: It's about what [bleep], and if you say anything differently, it's because you are a misogynist.
CANDACE OWENS: It’s displays like this, displays of blatant nudity and sexualization, that is keeping women down in this society.
CARLSON: Totally degrading. And the same people who make it will lecture you about you hate women or something.
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I found it disgusting, to the point that I turned it off
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MELBER: People have every right to turn off what they don’t want to hear or see. But far more Americans were tuning in. Across all of 2020, the most Googled song and most Googled definition of any word was "WAP," beating out words like entanglement and pandemic. This has been everywhere. As for all those conservative attacks, well, the news tonight is, Megan Thee Stallion is answering them in a new song that takes the argument right to her political detractors. The music video shows a Republican senator in a red MAGA tie going online to hypocritically attack her in misogynistic terms. Megan then confronts him for disrespecting the women who keep things running.
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MEGAN THEE STALLION: The women that you accidentally trying to step on are everybody that you depend on. They treat your diseases. They cook your meals. They haul your trash. They drive your ambulances. They guard you while you sleep.
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MELBER: They do all that. And then, in the video, they take the senator hostage. And Megan addresses all the right-wing criticism, saying, one thing I know, two things for certain, none of these people saying it to my face, and none of them are finna see me at the bank. And I’m a keep talking all that I want. Then that same team of women give the Republican senator a fictional operation. We can’t go into all the details here on the news, but it might be different than your first guess. It’s a provocative rebuttal to conservative men who seem fixated on women’s bodies and upset by their sexuality, voice and power. Megan is rebuffing them, flexing her ability to ride this to more success, see me at the bank, and encouraging listeners to put some of these right-wing critics’ own issues under the microscope. Is this new song reaching the critics? Well, "WAP" topped Google last year. And now we checked. The new song is already trending with some of the highest interest online in the red states of Mississippi and Oklahoma and, naturally, Washington, D.C.