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Huckabee defends Beyonce slam: ‘Cultural divide’ stops Obama kids from liking ‘wholesome’ music

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggested on Sunday that President Barack Obama had not taught his children that Beyonce’s music was not “wholesome” because the Obamas lived on the wrong side of the “cultural divide.”

In an interview published by People magazine last week, Huckabee had said that he didn’t understand why the Obamas could be so concerned about what their daughters ate, “and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé.”

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On Sunday, the former Arkansas governor told ABC host Martha Raddatz that people needed understand the “context” of his comments.

“Beyonce is a wonderful talent,” he admitted. “My point is, she doesn’t have to do some of the things that she does in the lyrics because it’s not necessary. She has nothing to make up for. She’s an amazing talent.”

“My point was, even in speaking about the Obamas, and I said about them in [my new] book, they’re great parents,” Huckabee continued. “But it was President Obama in Glamour who said that some of the lyrics, he won’t listen to with his daughters because it embarrasses him.”

“Well, here’s my point, if it embarrasses you then why would you possibly think it’s wholesome for your children to put it into their heads?”

Huckabee, who recently quit his Fox News hosting job to explore a presidential campaign, argued that Barack and Michelle Obama were “great parents… they’re careful about making sure their kids get a lot of vegetables and eat right.”

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“Well, what you put in your brain is also important,” he added. “It’s about this cultural divide, the disconnect between the three bubbles of New York, D.C. and Hollywood vs. the land of ‘Gods, Guns, Grits and Gravy.'”

Watch the video below from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Jan. 18, 2015.

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