Mike Huckabee spoke with Martha Raddatz Sunday on ABC’s This Week and clarified his criticism found in his new book God, Guns, Grits & Gravy of Barack and Michelle Obama letting their daughters listen to the music of Beyonce.
Putting the chapter he devotes to this subject in context, Huckabee relied on President Obama’s own words when he once said that he doesn’t like to listen to Beyonce’s music when he’s around his girls because the lyrical content embarrasses him.
“Well, here’s my point,” Huckabee said. “If it embarrasses you, why would you possibly think it’s wholesome for your children to put it into their heads?”
Huckabee went on to say that in the same way the Obamas care about what goes into their daughters’ bodies and making sure they eat enough vegetables, the same should apply to what they put in their brains.
The former governor also places blame on the “cultural disconnect” that originates from New York, Washington D.C., and Hollywood that is constantly in conflict with the rest of the nation, especially the area he calls “the land of God, guns, grits and gravy.”
Coming to the first family’s defense on several occasions, Huckabee assured that he thinks the Obamas are “great parents.” He also offered a defense of Beyonce, saying that she is “a wonderful talent” who shouldn’t feel the need to say some of the things she does in her lyrics. “It’s not necessary,” Huckabee said, “she has nothing to make up for — she’s an amazing talent.”