Erykah Badu’s Dress Code Tweets Spark Backlash: ‘We Are All Sexual in Nature’
Erykah Badu sparked a bit of controversy last night (April 11) when the acclaimed singer-songwriter shared her thoughts on school uniforms in a series of tweets about sex, wardrobe and predatory behavior.
"There was an article ruling that high school girls lower their skirts so male teachers are not distracted. I agreed because...I am aware that we live in a [sex-driven] society. It is everyone's, male and female's, responsibility to protect young ladies...," she began. "One way to protect youth is to remind them we are all sexual in nature and as they grow and develop it is natural to attract men..."
Discussing how short skirts could be "distracting" for adult male teachers, Badu would go on to say that "men are automatically attracted to women of child-bearing age," and that "we are intelligent enough to adjust as we evolve." Her commentary sparked a swift backlash on Twitter and the singer was admonished for placing the onus on women's dress as opposed to male behavior.
"Being a sexually being attracted to a young woman is not an 'issue," she would respond to one tweeter. "Being a sexual deviant is , however."
"Being attracted to a young woman in a short skirt does not make one a 'pervert.' It makes them human," she countered later.
You can check out some of Ms. Badu's comments below: