Erykah Badu Goes on Epic Facebook Rant About Slut-Shaming Accusations

Erykah Badu Goes on Epic Facebook Rant About Slut-Shaming Accusations

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Published April 14th

Erykah Badu caught heat recently for making excuses for rape culture when she expressed her belief that young girls should manage the length of their skirts in order not to tempt desires of predatory men. The singer has now taken to Facebook in a rant that is meant to further clarify her statements.

“There was an article ruling that high school girls lower their skirts so male teachers are not distracted. I agreed because I am aware we live in a sex I-driven society…” she wrote on Monday. “If I had a school I would make sure that the uniform skirt length was a nice knee length … It is fair to everyone.”

Twitter went to town on Badu, which prompted her to explain herself on Facebook. If you think that means Badu backed down from her comments, think again:

"Keep in mind I'm an artist and sensitive about my $#!+!. I am also very sensitive about how the Sacred Mother has been viewed and treated in our societies through out history," she began. "We Have alwAys taken a back seat and quite often a back hand. I've been accused of participating in 'slut shaming.'"

Badu refuted the categorization: "It's not shaming to tell a young woman that at times it's necessary to wear clothing that fits her environment. That's love. I know it's confusing and we girls are angry and often blamed for ... Hell ...My point is: Can we not be MODEST without feeling SUPPRESSED?"

The singer also questioned the need to always find a villain when it comes to social dialogue, "But this is where we disconnect," she said, in reference to people claiming she was defending men looking at girls in a sexual way. "I did not create an 'enemy' or 'Villain' in my statement, so others quickly injected one. Seems the only real enemy in this type of dialogue is not fully understanding the nature of 'PERIODS AND MORNING WOOD.' This Has nothing to do with sexism. Just ... Well..sex...I was only thinking of EVERYONE in the learning environment and the SACREDNESS of our young women and men, especially. Because, see, I personally would like to see teens in the learning environment dress age appropriate."

She concluded, "Some how the friendly debate turned into Rape, slut shaming, victim blaming etc. Tho these are valid gripes from women in the overly-sexed society, I don't feel they applied to my argument." She did thank some critics for the "very healthy multi -layered discussion." 

She finally signed off, saying, "But what do I know. Absolutely nothing."

This isn't close to the first time Badu has angered fans with her statements. Check out what happened when she expressed her feelings about Iggy Azalea below:

(Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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