Bill O’Reilly spoke for every outraged FCC mom when, during Monday’s The O’Reilly Factor, he called Beyoncé’s “Partition” music video “exploitative garbage.” Can’t a girl get it on in a car without getting yelled at anymore? O’Reilly and Russell Simmons’ back-and-forth was frustrating because it wasn’t a back-and-forth: Simmons only wanted to talk about mediation, while O’Reilly kept circling back to, “Beyonce having sex in the back of a limo and referencing Monica Lewinsky is art?” while clutching his pearls.
O’Reilly said the video “glorifies having sex in the back of a limo,” and wondered “why on earth would this woman do that” when unplanned pregnancy is a problem in the black community. Simmons didn’t defend Beyoncé specifically, but spoke up in support of artists reflecting the reality people live in. (Via)
In the end, no one won the argument, except Beyoncé of course.