Mike Huckabee learned a valuable lesson on today's episode of The View: Hell hath no fury like a Beyoncé stan scorned.
One lucky member of the Beyhive got to sit on the panel today as The View received Mike Huckabee, who's still hawking that book he's been hawking.
When the discussion shifted to Beyoncé, whom Huckabee cannot complete an interview without mentioning, the aforementioned fan named Michelle Williams interjected, "She's amazing!" She did this in a sing-song suggesting she might be able to carry a tune—not with the power and range of her hero mind you, but perhaps better than the average drone. Perhaps.
Huckabee resumed admonishing Beyoncé's sexual expression, although this time he did it with more specificity than before (it's as if he's listening to the critiques and using them to sharpen his tools). This time he named actual songs that offend his delicate sensibilities: "She doesn't need to do songs like 'Partition' and 'Drunk in Love' in order to be an effective and an amazing talent."
When Michelle got a chance to defend Beyoncé's honor, she started by saying, "As someone who has definitely come up in a group with her..."
Oh right, Michelle was in Destiny's Child. Awfully defensive "definitely" in there, though.
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...
I'm gonna stop her there and say, she's damn right she isn't the Carter spokesperson (she did apply for that position, though, and ultimately wasn't deemed a good fit), and that I really, really wish this went more like, "Who the fuck are you to tell a woman that she shouldn't express herself however she seems fit?" instead of Williams essentially arguing the other side of Huckabee's assertion that Beyoncé singing about sex is for her image and not artistry. But whatever, at least she did get this in:
"...But 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..."
Better than nothing, I guess. Michelle Williams is only human, as by now we're all too aware.
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