I’ve never listened to The Breakfast Club radio program, and am in fact only aware of its existence because of controversies that arise from white politicians being interviewed on the show and coming off as clueless and/or tone deaf. Here’s the latest controversy:*
The presumptive Democratic nominee’s comment came at the end of an at times tense interview with Charlamagne tha God on “The Breakfast Club…”
Biden also defended his calls to decriminalize marijuana, rather than legalizing it. He said before legalizing it, he wants to wait and see the results of studies on “what it affects, doesn’t affect in long-term development of the brain. And we should wait till the studies are done.”
“I think we got decades of studies from actual weed smokers though,” Charlemagne cut in.
“Yeah, I do,” Biden said. “I know a lot of weed smokers.”
Emphasis mine. Jesus God. But seriously, Biden made another comment of which wingnuts are hypocritically and furiously making hay. My thoughts about it are as follows: as Biden’s fellow white person, I think it was a colossally dumb thing to say, but I’d rather discuss this bird:
Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius)🐦🦜🕊️🎵❤️ pic.twitter.com/hB21fJTLG1
— World birds (@worldbirds32) May 21, 2020
Look at it! My God, it has a beard like Bluto from Popeye!!!
*ETA because I’m apparently incapable of conveying sarcasm in print (I blame weed); the weed comment isn’t really all that controversial. If you’re interested in what caused an uproar, click the handy link provided prior to the quote. (But really, the bearded bird is more interesting.)