“Ladies Like Us” podcast hosts have deleted T.I.’s “virginity” interview expeditiously and issued an apology.
T.I. has invited the whole world to drag him for his recent revelation that he accompanies his daughter, Deyjah Harris, to the gynecologist every year to ensure she is still a virgin. The hosts of the Podcast reacted with laughter while one sarcastically pointed out that someone should save T.I.’s daughter as she is living in prison. Not only have many people argued the absurd statement made by TIP, but the Podcast hosts who were involved in the controversial conversation are now apologizing to listeners who were offended by T.I.’s misogynistic comments and their nonchalant response.
“To everyone confused, angry and hurt by the recent episode of “Ladies Like Us” we want to start off by saying that we sincerely apologize to our knee jerk reaction to the uncomfortable topic,” the Podcast hosts wrote. “We were completely caught off guard/ shocked and looking back we should have reacted much differently in the moment.”
The duo went on to disclaim that, “The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic. We support and love woman and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish.”
T.I. has been receiving a lot of backlash from social media users following his insensitive remarks. One passionate individual online argued that T.I. holds that while his son can do whatever he wants sexually and still possess value, his daughter’s value is all about not having sex. What an incredibly gender-biased and asinine standard. It’s unfortunate but true that because women are naturally on the receiving end during sex, they are viewed as weak while the man, “the giver” is a symbol of strength. What’s sad is that we now use this to judge a young woman’s worth.
Fortunately, Nazanin and Nadia, the Podcast hosts, realized that they erred in their relaxed response and publicly apologized. Do you think T.I. should apologize as well, or is he and his daughter’s relationship simply not our business?