Rapper Too $hort has been under heavy attack via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, online petitions and any other social media network people are getting their hands on. XXL Magazine‘s Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten has also been feeling the fire. According to AllHipHop.com, for some reason XXL Magazine posted a video on their site (which has since been removed) of Too $hort giving incredible offensive and criminal ‘love’ advice to young boys.
“When you get to late middle school, early high school and you start feeling a certain way about the girls. I’m gonna tell you a couple tricks,” Too Short says in the video. “A lot of the boys are going to be running around trying to get kisses from the girls. We’re going way past that. I’m taking you to the hole.”
Then, in graphic detail, the rapper offers some steps that young boys should follow to win a girl’s heart.
“Take your finger and put a little spit on it and you stick your finger in her underwear and you rub it on there and watch what happens,” the rapper said.
Why anyone would even asked Too $hort to give any advice to any youth in the first place, I’ll never know. With songs to his credit with titles like B*tch I’m A Pimp and Shake That Monkey there really is no basis for this. Too $hort took to Twitter to apologize, tweeting “When I got on camera I was in Too $hort mode and had a lapse of judgement.I would never advise a child or young man to do these things, it’s not how I get down.” Even so, Vanessa Satten also has a lot to answer for. Why? Because she didn’t know this video was a problem until AFTER it was posted and she received complaints. Ummm…as an Editor-In-Chief, that’s a part of your job. Even if you don’t prescreen everything, you do that with the understanding that your title implies you did, and any backlash comes directly to you. She issued an apology on the site:
“There has been some recent controversy surrounding a video interview with Too $hort that posted on XXLMag.com last week,” XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten said in a statement posted on the magazine’s website.
“Many readers found the tone and content of the interview to be offensive and were angered that it was allowed to post on the website,” Satten said. “I agree with their perspective. I do not see all content before it goes live. When I saw this video, I was truly offended and thought it crossed the line. I had it taken down immediately. I am disappointed that an employee decided to post it and I am putting internal procedures in place to make sure content like this does not go on the site. The video goes against my value system and represents poor judgment on behalf of the individual who posted it.”
Too little too late, ma’am.