Amber Rose Weighs in on Donald Trump’s Sex Tape Tweet
Coming up to the end of Monday’s Battle at Hofstra debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Hillary squeezed in a story of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and how Donald Trump called her Miss Piggy, fat and allegedly Miss Housekeeping after gaining over 50lbs following winning the pageant. He spent the week defending his remarks and in the middle of the night Friday morning tweeted that Hillary had poor judgment to pick a woman with such a sordid past and for America to go watch her sextape. When she heard about this, Amber Rose said “It doesn’t matter if she had a sex tape. That doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of being great. And it has nothing to do with her opinion of someone running for president.”
Now to explain Trump’s statement, to have a position based on your appearance and your appearance declines, it is fair game to discuss it. As for the Miss Piggy and fat shaming, coaches and industry execs say things to their clients to motivate them to lose weight and no person that has ever worked in entertainment hasn’t ever dealt with harsh comments about their appearance. To take it a step further, regarding the Miss Housekeeping comment, there is a strong chance that if she was fired as Miss Universe as the panel wanted, whereby Donald Trump fought to keep her job, she most likely would be doing housekeeping. That is just a fact.
“Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?” Trump tweeted. Also, keep in mind that after winning Miss Universe, Machado was in court for driving the getaway car for a drug dealer she had a baby by and went on to allegedly threaten the life of a judge along with maligning Trump’s wife, Melania. That isn’t exactly someone that should be trotted across the Presidential campaign trail, to be honest.
Amber Rose who has made a career out of being branded as a slut who now hosts the Amber Rose Show, produced by Dr. Phil on VH1 described Trump’s comments as slut shaming. She sat down with Washington Post’s Danielle Paquette to discuss the election and Trump’s comments.
Danielle Paquette: How do you feel about a presidential candidate blasting a critic’s sex life?
Amber Rose: It really makes me so mad. It doesn’t matter if she had a sex tape or sleeps with a million guys. Everyone has sex. A lot of people don’t talk about it because it makes them uncomfortable.
That’s why I speak about it candidly on purpose. I use raunchy words to shock people, like, “Your grandparents were getting it poppin’ back in the day, as well.”
DP: Some Trump supporters said highlighting an alleged tape is a way to show Machado has poor judgment …
AR: Making a video doesn’t make you a less credible person. It’s so easy to record a video these days. Your phone is right there in the palm of your hands. I wouldn’t judge Donald for making one with Melania.
(Note: A Daily Beast reporter who searched for Machado’s sex tape concluded one does not exist and that perhaps Trump was tweeting about “non-explicit footage from a Spanish reality TV show in which the Venezuelan model supposedly had sex with a fellow participant.”)
DP: In June, President Obama addressed the double standard you often talk about, saying “We need to change the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality but gives men a pat on the back for theirs.” How does this attitude affect people?
AR: I’ve heard from girls who drop out of high school and college just for being slut shamed. It affects their whole life. It’s an extreme form of bullying. It makes you feel nasty and dirty for doing things that come naturally to human beings.
Now, it affects me in a positive way because it fuels my fire. I understand it’s not like that for everyone else.
DP: What’s your earliest memory of being judged this way?
AR: I was in the eighth grade. A boy took his hand and went up my skirt. I went to the principal. She blew up, like: “You should have never had that skirt on. What did you expect him to do?”
In all honestly, I felt like I needed to apologize to him after I got ridiculed and beaten down by everyone. I went to him and said, “Yo, I’m sorry.” Looking back, that’s so sad and unfortunate.
DP: How do you think we should be talking about sexuality, particularly women’s sexuality?
AR: I encourage women to own it, to embrace it. That’s why I refer to myself as a slut. I speak on it very openly. It does help take the pain away. I’m stopping at Agent Provocateur today to find something extremely slutty to wear at the SlutWalk tomorrow.
It’s nice that The Post wanted to involve Amber Rose in the political process but from one slut defending another, does her opinion really matter that much?
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