Cardi B Claps Back At Mommy-Shamers Who Claim She Can’t Be Sexual And Also Be A Parent

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Society is slowly but surely starting to have the conversation that sexuality does not determine a person’s character—but we aren’t all the way there yet.

But as we can see from the fallout of a Cardi B Instagram video…we aren’t there quite yet.


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In the video, Cardi starts singing WAP to the camera, but stops abruptly when her toddler shows up behind her in-frame.

Immediately, folks started coming for Cardi all over Twitter.

Cardi responded.

“I don’t make music for kids, I make music for adults,” she said.

“Parents are responsible on what their children listen to or see.I I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be.”

She continued:

“Stop making this a debate.  It’s pretty much common sense.”

Cardi’s pushback resonated with many people on a couple points.  One, parents should be in charge of drawing boundaries for their children, not musical artists.  Two, why are they only going after a successful woman?

These are some questions to reflect on.  Cardi B’s choice to not let her daughter listen to “WAP” is her boundary as a parent.

Mike Walsh

Written by Mike Walsh

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