Michelle Williams Checks Mike Huckabee Over Nasty Remarks About Beyoncé’s Sexual Image: “I Was Definitely Offended”

January 23, 2015  |  

Michelle Williams has been quite busy defending her friend and former bandmate Beyoncé Knowles these days. Just last week she had to silence rumors that the “7/11” singer is pregnant with her second child. Now, she’s going toe-to-toe with politician Mike Huckabee over his stance that Beyoncé, with the assistance of her husband Jay Z, is exploiting herself as a “sex object,” which quickly made headlines after the release of his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.

During a recent appearance on “The View,” Huckabee continued his argument that Beyonce’s sexually explicit lyrics from her 2013 self-titled album are inappropriate and that they are preparing 12-year-old’s for the stripper pole.

“Beyoncé is amazing and interestingly, I’ve had so much uproar over half a page in my book. I say she’s the most amazing singer, great set of pipes, unbelievable dancer and she doesn’t need to do songs like ‘Partition’ and ‘Drunk in Love’ in order to be an effective and an amazing talent,” he argued. “Because she’s such a role model for so many young women, this is what I said. And it was a simple illustration, half a page in a 270 page book and I’m thinking, ‘My gosh, that’s all I’ve heard about this week.'”

Michelle responded:

“As someone who has definitely come up in a group with her, I just feel like that album and those songs is that one moment where she decided to probably do some songs she’s always wanted to do to shed that ‘I’m a good girl…’ She had some freedom and she owned it and she took it, so I was definitely offended — I’m not the Carter spokesperson.”

She went on to make it clear that while she respects Huckabee, she was deeply offended by his words.

“To hear some of those comments that you said, I thought were very, very, very low. I respect you and this is not to throw mud and tomatoes.”

Watch the exchange below.

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