Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona deleted a tweet Tuesday showing his music playlist for his bus tour after backlash from education advocates, who expressed concerns about the profanity and sexual references in the songs.
Cardona, who is currently on a bus tour visiting schools and students around the country, posted a list of songs by artists like Dr. Dre, Big Pun, Biggie Smalls and Drake that he is listening to while on the road. The tweet was deleted shortly afterward, however, following criticism from education advocates, who were concerned about the songs’ references to “dick,” “motherfuckers,” “hoes” and other sexual references and profanity, according to several tweets. (RELATED: Majority Of Americans Are Not Satisfied With The Quality Of K-12 Education: POLL)
“Are you serious @SecCardona? ‘My my, I’m big huh, I rip my p***k through your hooters I’m sick, you couldn’t measure my d** with six rulers,'” Moms for Liberty, a parental rights group, wrote on Twitter, quoting the song “Still Not A Player” by Big Pun. “Only 1/3 of American public school students are reading on grade level and you are riding around the country promoting profanity.”
Are you serious @SecCardona?
“My my, I’m big huh, I rip my pr*** through your hooters
I’m sick, you couldn’t measure my d*** with six rulers”
Only 1/3 of American public school students are reading on grade level and you are riding around the country promoting profanity
— Moms for Liberty (@Moms4Liberty) September 5, 2023
Tiffany Justice, co-founder of Moms for Liberty and a former school board member, also criticized the songs, saying that Cardona should “stop with the sex talk” and called on members of Congress, such as Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, to provide “oversight,” according to a post.
Listen to what you want at the gym, but when you are around children- maybe stop with the sex talk?
Is that really too much to ask @SecCardona?
— Tiffany Justice (@4TiffanyJustice) September 5, 2023
One song Cardona listed was “Juicy” by Biggie Smalls, which opens up with the phrases “Fuck all you hoes. Get a grip, motherfucker!” Cardona also included Tupac’s “California Love” as one of the songs on his playlist, despite lyrics such as “Soon as I step on the scene, I’m hearin’ hoochies screamin’.”
Rachel Reeves, co-founder of Right Books 4 Kids, a parental rights group that screens books for children, also called the secretary out over the playlist in a Twitter post.
“We can’t read!”
“Out o’ town, put it down for the Father of Rap
And if yo’ a** get cracked, b*****, shut your trap
Come back, get back, that’s the part of success.” (- Dr. Dre) pic.twitter.com/fHkXJ9uv9L
— RachelReneeReeves (@RachelReneeRee1) September 5, 2023
The Department of Education did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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