Former Fox News host and potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited “The Daily Show” Monday, and Jon Stewart called him out on comments he’s made about Beyonce.
After the two clashed over the differences between the “Bubbleville”—New York City, Washington D.C., and Hollywood—and “Bubbaville”—the flyover states—Stewart asked Huckabee about his criticism of the megastar.
“The thing that disturbs me about Beyonce—who is a role model to young girls, young girls want to be like her—do you know any parent that has a daughter that says, “Hunny, if you make really good grades, someday when you’re 12 or 13, we will get you your own stripper pole?'”
“I think that’s diminishing Beyonce in a way that’s truly outrageous,” Stewart responded, then playing a clip from Huckabee’s Fox News show featuring Ted Nugent performing a risqué song called “Cat Scratch Fever.”
“That ain’t about bacteria,” Stewart noted, suggesting Huckabee approves of Nugent’s crudeness because the two have the same view on firearms while Huckabee criticizes Beyonce because she feels “alien” to him.
Huckabee discounted the crudeness of Ted Nugent’s song because it was from the 1970’s and was never nominated for a Grammy. “That song is an adult song, geared for adults,” Huckabee reasoned.
“You can’t single out a corrosive culture, and ignore the one that you live in because you’re used to it.”
Huckabee wrapped his Fox News show at the beginning of 2015 to consider a run for president.
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