Members of the XXL magazine staff have been suspended after producing a controversial video featuring rapper Too Short. The video showed the rapper telling young boys how to “turn girls out.” In the video, Too Short encourages youngsters to participate in activities such as pushing a woman against a wall and fondling her. Hip Hop Wired reports that Too Short offered and apology and blamed the “pimp inside” for his indiscretion.
“Too $hort gives s*x advice to middle school kids.” Sounds like a skit on Chappelle’s Show because nobody would think that something like that would ever get the green light in real life, right? Wrong.
For some reason, a few staffers at XXL Magazine’s website thought that a Too $hort giving advice to young boys on how to “turn girls out” and “take it to the hole” would be a good idea. To put it in perspective, it’s kind of like inviting David Duke to the Essence Festival to be a keynote speaker. Nobody is going to find it acceptable. Nevertheless, it happened and now the backlash has reached inaudible decibels and a petition calling for the head of the magazine’s female editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten has circulated.
The video – which features $hort advising middle school boys to “take your finger and put a little spit on it and you stick your finger in her underwear and you rub it on there and watch what happens” – has resulted in the suspension of several unnamed XXL staffers and apologies from both Too $hort and Satten.
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