By Shannon Carlin
Beyoncé‘s ears must be ringing. Bill O’Reilly is once again out there giving his take on her song and video for “Partition,” which is just way, way too sexy for the ultra-conservative newsman.
The first time he brought it up was on his own show, The O’Reilly Factor, during an interview with Russell Simmons where he called the video “exploitative garbage.” This time around he decided to share his views with David Letterman, sitting down with the Late Show host on Friday (March 14) to once again pontificate on Queen Bey’s sexiness.
O’Reilly feels that the video is too raunchy for her younger demographic explaining, “A lot of young girls, who don’t have responsible parents, idolize her.”
Letterman gets to play devil’s advocate, asking O’Reilly about Miley Cyrus and her penchant for swinging nude on a wrecking ball. That must raise some red flags, right? O’Reilly says he missed that one. Really, Bill, really?!
O’Reilly later goes on to say that Bey is a mega-star with millions in the bank and that she doesn’t have to do any of this. “Some of these thugs, that’s all they can do,” O’Reilly says before Letterman interjects. “Well, first of all, we don’t go calling people thugs.”
O’Reilly does though, when it comes to talking about hip-hop artists. So he quickly moves the topic to the good ol’ days, asking “Do you remember Motown?” He considers that to be “good, uplifting stuff” and would like to see the world go back to that.
Letterman notes there was a time when the Rolling Stones couldn’t sing the words, “Let’s spend the night together,” and that it’s all relative.
But good ol’ Bill had a point to make: “Right now in the African American community 72 percent of babies are born out wedlock. Back when Motown was hot…it was 10 or 12 percent. So what we’re seeing then is a deleterious effect on American society. And all I’m saying to somebody like Beyoncé is, ‘Look, these girls love you. They idolize you. You have all the money you need. You are very talented, do some uplifting stuff. You’ll sell as many records.'”
In the last year, Bey, a wife and a mother, has supported female empowerment through the Chime for Change concert, written an essay asking for gender equality and most recently asked girls of all ages and races to take control of their lives and become the boss. Just sayin’.
Watch the interview below.