Los Angeles congressional hopeful Republican James P. Bradley was gushing with righteousness Friday after he “accidentally” heard Cardi B.’s lyrically whimsical, definitely NSFW new song “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion.
Bradley—who is trying to unseat Ted Lieu in the 33rd Congressional District—tweeted that he wanted to wash his ears out with holy water when he listened to the song, apparently in error.
“Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure,” he wrote. “Their new ‘song’ The #WAP (which i heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!”
Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure. Their new "song" The #WAP (which i heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!
— James P. Bradley (@BradleyCongress) August 7, 2020
Some Twitter users, however, took issue with the idea that his happening upon the catchy number had been beyond his control, while others suggested he’d be happier watching the video with the sound off.
— Ashlee (@iamAshSLAY) August 7, 2020
(Which I heard accidentally) pic.twitter.com/Hl9AgkwPNG
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 7, 2020
One Twitter sleuth also pointed out that “WAP” isn’t even on the radio yet.
Your use of “Accidently” is a bit suspect Considering it’s not on radio yet, and the only place the full songs are available are in streaming platforms that you’d have to specifically press play on to hear it.
Unless u heard on Twitter in which you’d have to have clicked on 🌚🥴
— akabanga ⁷ 🇷🇼 (@prettypabl0) August 7, 2020
After taking a beating, Bradley piped up again, complaining that his right to free speech was under attack, which received its own slew of responses.
— Bitch Prattle (@BitchPrattle) August 7, 2020
Meanwhile, many fans found the only thing offensive about “WAP” was the inclusion of Kylie Jenner in the middle of the video, and they’ve started a petition to remedy that situation. Naturally, Twitter has some interesting suggested replacements.
— Stephanie. (@qsteph) August 7, 2020