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Rush Limbaugh Blames Rap For Him Calling Sandra Fluke A Sl*t "Rappers Can Practically Say Anything They Want About Women, And It's Called Art."

Rush Limbaugh is a desperate man. He stuck his foot in his mouth so deep that he's resorted to grasping at straws to try to get himself out of trouble.

 

The conservative talk show host referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a "sl*t" and a "prostitute" on air, after she testified to congressional Democrats that her Jesuit college's health plan should cover her birth control, because she spends $3000 a month on it.


"If we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch,"he added the next day.

 

President Obama reached out to Fluke after hearing about Limbaugh's comments.

 

"He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women," she told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "What was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much."


That call seemed to set Limbaugh off even more because he had more to say the following day.


"I'd be embarrassed," he said. "I'd disconnect the phone. I'd go into hiding."


Now advertisers are pulling out of his show left and right. At least nine, including AOL have pulled the plug. And one station in Hawaii has dropped the show completely.


Limbaugh has since apologized for the comments he made last week, but he's found a scapegoat. He's now blaming hip-hop. His argument being he should be allowed to say what he wants because rappers do it all the time.


"You talk about the double standard, one of the greatest illustrations of it is that rappers can practically say anything they want about women, and it's called art," he wrote on his website.


The Huffington Post compares Limbaugh's comments to Don Imus and Jackie Magazine. Check out their take on it below:


Limbaugh's original comment about Fluke and his rapper defense are reminiscent of a similar incident in 2007 when another radio host, Don Imus, referred to the primarily black Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy headed ho's." Imus said that the phrase "originated in the black community," citing the degradation of women in hip hop music.

 

More recently in December 2011, the Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie came under fire for referring to singer Rihanna as "the ultimate n*ggabitch." The magazine editor (who later resigned after the backlash) issued an apology on their Facebook page. Hoeke also referred to the prevalence of the expression in the media:

 

"It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang--you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts--but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it."

 

Are Limbaugh's comments about rap as outrageous as what he said about Fluke? And can you even compare an art form to a talk show?

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Comment by evolution on March 28, 2012 at 9:02am

Comment by Uriah Blaak on March 27, 2012 at 4:56pm

I guess we can start jumping off bridges and he will follow....LOL!!! Rush needs to take more responsibility for his own mouth and words rather than blaming others to excuse his actions. no one said that some hiphop is right for defaming women...So why follow? idiot!

Comment by Amuse Me on March 8, 2012 at 2:27pm

As for Rush, I'd like to quote Steven Colbert and say "remember he only apologized to keep his advertisers, proving Rush will do anything with his mouth for cash"

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/409941/march...

Comment by Amuse Me on March 8, 2012 at 2:03pm

@ TallIslandgirl,

you really are going to post that on every blog huh, more power to you

Comment by Anthony on March 7, 2012 at 6:15pm

This is called:  Blame it on the black man! or as one comedy skit put in once upon a time:  Just call " Blame a Ni$$er! Rush Limbaugh is no different than the average Republican, they are only interested in one group and one group only.  I also find it funny when watching Mitt Romney give his acceptance speeches, they always seems to strategically put a black or Latino person in the background just within camera view just to show that he has somewhat of a following in these 2 groups. Let's not get it twisted, Rush L. and the Republican party could care less about women, blacks, Latinos or any other group who can't afford to fund their needs!

Comment by Cee Gee on March 7, 2012 at 4:48pm

Yeah Rush, use rap as the scapegoat for your remarks.  Like he even have a Lil Wayne cd or any other rapper.  

Comment by Adrian on March 7, 2012 at 3:25pm

Rush Limbaugh is a nasty ass white man…he has a filthy mind towards women and people of color in general. I personally believe that when he vacations in the Dominican Republic he engages in sex with underage boys and girls, I hope I’m wrong but I doubt it very much.

Comment by Cece on March 7, 2012 at 3:16pm
His idiotic insensitive statement had nothing to do with how our men degrade us in Rap music. We all know that's another story. He's white and the women he degraded are white also. He just let his true colors show. He's disgusting and now his show is going to fail because the sponsors are not accepting his apology nor his diversion tactics. He's done and it's about time.
Comment by Tyme Basil morris on March 7, 2012 at 3:07pm
@Kdrumjeff what type ah reggae music you listen to you seems to me your confuse to with dancehall and reggae music know your music and everyone should be held accountable for his or her action. So if everyone jump off a bridge and die will rush do it, your chat f&$krey bout black people do it so white people do it. Be a part of the solution not the problem don't add to it.
Comment by Clark Kent on March 7, 2012 at 3:04pm

This man has no business on radio or tv. His words are destructive to the community and poison to our society. The world could without this disrespectful bum. 

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