Boy, you hate to see a member of Black Sabbath side with a member of Stryper about anything. Yet here we are.
The matter at hand: Megan Thee Stallion’s current megahit and (proverbial) cultural water cooler talking point, “WAP,” the title of which is an acronym for “Wet-Ass Pussy.”
In September, Stryper frontman Michael Sweet called the song “shit” and a “step backwards” for feminism (because who better to make that call than a rich white cis male with strong Christian beliefs?).
Now Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has chimed in, and his feelings about “WAP” are equally negative.
Speaking to Kerrang! about his 1997 solo track “Unspeakable Elvis,” Geezer B said:
“That’s really about the fact that whatever new music comes out, it’s viewed as the devil’s music. I remember when Elvis [Presley] came out everybody said he was Satan. And then in the ’60s and ’70s, he became America’s national treasure. It happens with every new wave of music. Like metal, obviously. The Christians were going mental when Sabbath came about. And then when rap came about, people were up in arms about that and certain words that rappers were using.”
He then added, completely unprovoked and with absolutely no sense of irony:
“I have to say, though, that Cardi B pisses me off with that ‘WAP’ song. It’s disgusting!”
I’m no shrink, but I think both Butler and Sweet’s reactions are very telling. Butler, like Sweet, has never really said a peep about the myriad of artists who graphically describe sexual acts in which they’d like to engage… but a woman (and a woman of color at that!) does the same thing and it’s “disgusting” and “shit.” The hypocrisy is flagrant (and remember that in both instances, no one asked these guys what they think of the song… it was bugging them so much that they just HAD to say something).
As disappointing as Butler’s opinion is, it could be worse — you could Gloria Butler or Lisa Champagne-Sweet. I don’t know for a fact that these dudes don’t perform cunnilingus… I just know it’s true.
[via Classic Rock]