Cardi B claps back at suggestion her latest music video is ‘anti MeToo’

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Cardi B has defended the female sexuality portrayed in her latest music video [Photo: Getty]

Cardi B has defended the controversial claim made by conservative columnist, Stephanie Hamill, that her latest music video with rap duo City Girls is ‘anti Me Too‘.

Last week, the singer dropped the video for “Twerk” which features bikini-clad women dancing in a bid to find out who can work the dance move the best.

Challenging the female sexuality portrayed onscreen, Hamill took to Twitter to ask: “In the Era of #MeToo how exactly does this empower women?”

In response to her tone deaf criticism, Cardi B wasted no time in reminding Hamill that how a woman acts and dresses in public bears no relevance to sexual assault.

“It says to women that I can wear and not wear whatever I want. I can do whatever I want and that NO still means NO,” Cardi B replied.

She added, “So Stephanie chime in… If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks.”

Seemingly trying to retract her victim-shaming comments, Hamill replied: “I agree, No means NO, NO MATTER what! But this video and others like this sexually objectify women. I think this hurts all women and the cause.”

“We’re not sex OBJECTS! Clearly we see things differently, (maybe I’m just a hater because I can’t twerk). Come on my show, debate me!”

Unsurprisingly, social media users took to Twitter to call out Lahren’s damaging message with many reminding her that a woman expressing herself sexually is in fact empowering and has nothing to do with the #MeToo movement.

One wrote: “How exactly does showing a group of care free/ wealthy women enjoying themselves and feeling safe enough to express themselves sexually without a single man in the video empower women?!”

While another commented, “I don’t know how you missed this, but MeToo is about sexual HARASSMENT and ASSAULT, not sexual EXPRESSION. The problem isn’t seeing an ass shaking, it’s grabbing it without consent. The conflation of sexiness and sexual assault is your problem here.”

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