Cardi B is used to defending herself, but now her former teacher has also spoken up for her…
Cardi B hasn’t been afraid to share her opinions on politics: a video of her speaking about the now-ended American government shutdown recently went viral, and she refused to perform at this year’s Super Bowl in protest against the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
It may come as little surprise to learn, then, that she’s also adept at shutting down Twitter trolls, including right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren, who has constantly criticised Cardi B’s speaking on political issues.
After Lahren said that Cardi’s views were “moronic”, the singer and rapper hit back, saying that Lahren was “blinded with racism”.
And now Cardi B’s former high school history teacher has spoken out against Lahren, too.
In a Facebook post which has since gone viral after being tweeted by a Cardi B fan account, Joan Hill has addressed “those of you on my feed who are trashing Cardi B for representing a political voice”.
Hill, who teaches at Renaissance High School for Musical Theatre and the Arts in the Bronx, goes on to defend her former pupil, noting that Cardi took her Advanced Placement Government class.
“She has a national platform and is using it to speak about things that are important,” Hill adds.
“Why can’t we respect that? STFU and take a seat.”
It’s great to see a teacher speaking up for to defend Cardi B, even if it is frustrating that the star needs to constantly prove that she is qualified to speak about politics.
Following her Instagram video about the government shutdown, Cardi B did an Instagram Live in which she talked about her passion for American history and how she researches and reads about world political history in her spare time.
And in an interview with GQ in April 2018, Cardi B talked in detail about the achievements of America’s 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, said that she loved “political science”, and added: “I love government. I’m obsessed with presidents. I’m obsessed to know how the system works.”
She may be famous, but anyone of the view that that means Cardi B can’t talk knowledgably about politics needs to heed her teacher’s advice and take a seat.