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Fox News host: Kanye West needs to ‘find out what rape is’ in prison after onstage rant

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 13:36 EDT
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Fox News guest host Stacey Dash on Tuesday suggested that singer Kanye West should spend time in prison to find out “what rape is” because of an offensive onstage rant.

During a performance in London last week, West had complained about how paparazzi intruded into his personal time with his wife, Kim Kardashian.

“Everybody out here, they like sex, right?” West asked the crowd. “Sex is great when both you and your partner be like, ‘Hey, this is something we want to do.’ But if one of the people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That’s called violation.”

On Tuesday, the hosts at Out Numbered expressed outraged that West would compare the irritation of photographers to sexual assault.

Fox News host Sandra Smith began a segment about the gaffe by advising West to “just stop talking,” but then she wondered if he deserved forgiveness for the offhand comment.

“Should we be a little bit more forgiving of them?” Smith asked. “They are saying things in the heat of the moment that they actually don’t really mean.”

Dash, who is known for her role as an actress in the movie Clueless, said that she did not know if West meant the comments. She did, however, make a very serious rape remark of her own.

“For Kanye to say rape, maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island [Correctional Facility],” Dash declared. “You know, go to Rikers for a little while and then he’ll know what rape is.”

“I don’t think they’re out of touch, I just think they don’t understand what the business is,” the Clueless actress observed.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast July 8, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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