Republican politician Mike Huckabee had some pretty damning comments about Beyoncé being the ultimate ruin of America’s “culture of crude” in his book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.
In response to his comments, Jon Stewart invited Huckabee to The Daily Show to give him an opportunity to explain why he chose to blast Beyoncé, of all people.
Now, we weren’t prepared — but Jon Stewart let Mike Huckabee have it!
Huckabee first defended his previous comments by saying:
“Beyoncé is such a mega talent. She can do anything. She’s got the pipes. She’s got the moves to dance. She’s doesn’t have to be vulgar to set a trend… Do you know any parents that go, ‘Honey, if you make really good grades, someday when you’re 12 or 13, we’ll get you your own stripper pole. I mean, come on, Jon!”
In response, Stewart showed a clip of Huckabee performing bass on a song called Cat Scratch Fever on FOX News — with lyrics about ‘making a kitty purr’ by ‘using my hand,’ etc… You get the point. It’s a dirty song.
That’s when Jon Stewart brought it home.
“Do you see my point?” Stewart asked. “You excuse that type of crudeness because you agree with his stance on firearms. You don’t approve of Beyoncé because she seems alien to you.”
Huckabee attempted to defend his performance by explaining that he was never nominated for a Grammy for Cat Scratch Fever and that the song he was performing is geared towards adults.
“You can’t single out a corrosive culture and ignore the one that you live in because you’re used to it,” Stewart fired back.
Watch them get into it below.