Twitter Puts Erykah Badu on Blast Over Comments About School Girls

People say she's supporting rape culture.

Erykah Badu is making a lot of people mad with her recent comments. The singer shared her thoughts about the appropriate way for high school girls to dress in one of her patented lengthy Twitter rants, and not everybody is down with what she has to say.
“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.”
Erykah says she felt compelled to share her views after reading a news story about a New Zealand school that forced female students to wear conservative skirts that fall below the knee.

“It is everyone’s, male and female’s responsibility to protect young ladies,” she continued. “One way to protect youth is to remind them we are sexual in nature and as they grow and develop it is natural to attract men."
Social media critics were quick to call out Ms. Badu for being an apologist for rape culture and victim-blaming:

Well, Erykah certainly has a right to her opinion, but it may have cost her a bunch of fans. See what went down when Fat Belly Bella shared her thoughts on Iggy Azalea below:

(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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