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Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro goes viral reciting lyrics to ‘WAP’

Ben Shapiro at the ‘Ben Shapiro Town Hall’ panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon)

The ‘WAP’ song continues to cause controversy throughout the nation.

This time, right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro took to his show and read the lyrics, dispelling the notion that this is a song that has feminist overtones.

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“This is deep guys. This is what feminists fought for. This is what the feminist movement was all about,” Shapiro said to his viewers. “It’s not really about women being treated as independent, full, rounded human beings. It’s about wet ass p-word. And if you say anything differently you’re a misogynist.”

Shapiro is the co-founder and editor of the conservative website The Daily Wire

Listening to Shapiro’s reading of the lyrics is truly cringe-worthy. Writer Jason Campbell, who is a frequent critic of Shapiro, shared the clip with only the caption, “Ben Shapiro reads ‘WAP’ lyrics.” 

Cardi B responded tweeting, “I can’t believe conservatives soo mad about WAP.”

She also shared a fan-created video of Shapiro reading the lyrics while juxtaposed over the official video of the song with laughing emojis. 

Fans also criticized Shapiro’s shaming of the song. One fan retweeted a 2012 tweet by the pundit which said, “Fact: Rap isn’t music. And if you think it is, you’re stupid.” 

James P. Bradley, a conservative who is currently running from congress, said that he “accidentally” heard the song. He said it made him “want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!”

Cardi has been playfully defending her single, and the controversy around it. She recently retweeted Dictionary.com who said that searches for “WAP” are up over 9,000%. 

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The song has also sparked a debate about the sexual content of male rappers versus that of female rappers, the agency of women’s sexuality, and more. With celebrities like former NFL player, Larry Johnson and rapper CeeLo Green chiming in to condemn the single.

Despite the criticism, “WAP” is the number one single on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify. 

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