Television host Bill O’Reilly has a serious problem with Beyonce’s suggestive lyrics and music video for her track, “Partition.” In fact, the political commentator went as far as to call it “exploitative garbage.”
During the FOX News host’s show on Monday, O’Reilly, was joined by Def Jam co-founder, Russell Simmons who was promoting his book, Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple. The host turned to Simmons to help make sense of the song that Bill claims, “glorifies having sex in the back of the limousine.”
In the video, Beyonce can be seen dancing provocatively on a pole, showing off her hot body and dancing provocatively for her husband, Jay Z while in a limo.
“Teenage girls look up to Beyonce, particularly girls of color,” O’Reilly said. “She is an idol to them. Why on earth would this woman do that. Why would she do it when she knows the devastation [of] unwanted pregnancies and fractured families.”
Simmons tried to get back on the topic of his book, but O’Reilly insisted that Simmons answer his question. O’Reilly continued, “I believe that an entertainer like Beyonce and a mogul like you have an obligation to protect children. Not put out exploitative garbage that you know harms impressionable children. I think Beyonce, what she has done here, is inexplicable. And I’m asking you, Russell Simmons to explain it to me.”
Simmons took on the host and explained that as a father of two, he doesn’t mind letting his daughters listen to “the most commercial radio station where the beep out most of the words.” Russell added, “My daughters make choices based on the inspiration that we give them as parents.”
Russell then used the word “art” to describe some of the music in the world and that’s when O’Reilly’s passion meter went to new heights. “Beyonce in the back of a limo having sex and referencing Monica Lewinsky is art,” the host yelled.
Simmons defended the singer, telling the host, “Yes it is actually. She’s a brilliant artist … She is really one of the top artist in the world.”