If you turn on the news right now, horrific stories about bitter boyfriends, step fathers and men killing children are rampant, prompting discussions online about women avoiding warning signs. Cardi B took to her Twitter account to offer other mothers this advice,
A fan quickly pointed out that her tweet was problematic, to which Cardi responded,
Why is her tweet problematic? While women should be careful choosing their partners, of course, we don’t want to get into absolving men from accountability especially when they are murdering children to get back at women who are trying to leave them. Not to mention, the burden of parenting shouldn’t simply fall on the mother. Men should be responsible enough to watch a child without harming them. And bringing the devil into the conversation, though we have no doubts he is involved, diminishes mental health as a factor in these terrifying cases.
But it’s clear, some men are failing at this leaving mothers in protective and paranoid mode.
Cardi laughed at her fan’s concern, but they’re not joking. Not everyone found Cardi’s tweet problematic. See their polarizing responses, below:
Cardi B Tells Mothers To Stop Leaving Their Children Their Boyfriends, Polarizes Black Twitter was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
Husbands, fathers, uncles, brothers, grandfathers hurt kids just as easily as boyfriends and ex-fiances do. The solution is not to blame women for being with men, unless we're advocating for all women to be single mothers. One answer is to LISTEN TO OUR CHILDREN.— Ishena (@ishenarobinson) May 14, 2019
If you can’t trust him, throw out the whole man.— CurvyLettuce (@ZombieGoreBaby) May 13, 2019
I will never do this EVER! I have sacrificed for mine and nothing matters but them! Men also stop leaving ya baby with these crazy heffas and when you going out bring them back to their mama so the gf don’t beat on the baby out of jealousy 😩— Kiki (@mscain09) May 13, 2019
I love that ur using ur platform to talk bout something. Seriously!Alot.of women need to hear this. I ahvent lived where I live long but I did notice all the notification pop ups from the news in this area has to do with child abuse.. God please keep my lil baby girl safe ..— Jessielynn (@Jessie59769354) May 14, 2019
They never suspect it is the point.— York Whitaker 💬 (@YorkWhitaker) May 14, 2019