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Michelle Williams Defends Beyonce Against Mike Huckabee’s Disparaging Comments


ABC/Ida Mae AstuteMike Huckabee was in the hot seat on Thursday’s The View when he appeared on the daytime talk show. It just so happened that former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams was guest co-hosting and took the former Arkansas governor to task about his recent comments about Beyonce.

In his book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Huckabee called the pop superstar talented, but said songs such as “Drunk in Love” and “Partition” were a bad influence, especially on young girls. The politician even criticized President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for letting their daughters, Sasha and Malia, listen to Beyonce’s music.

“As someone who has definitely come up in a group with her, has seen her hard work and who she is, I just feel like that album and those songs, it was 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 [image,]'” Williams said on The View. “She had some freedom and she owned it and she took it, so I was definitely offended.”

“I’m not the Carter spokesperson, but to hear some of those comments that you said, I thought were very, very, very low,” she added. “I respect you and this is not to throw mud and tomatoes.”

Huckabee defended himself Thursday saying that the outrage was caused by inciting headlines, not necessarily what he wrote about the singer in his book. “Read it and if you’re still offended, so be it. But I don’t think people will be as offended,” he said.

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