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Tomi Lahren And Cardi B’s Twitter Beef Over The Wall Brought In the Bardi Gang And It Was Lit

Some people think celebrities shouldn’t have a place in political discord, and those people are out of line. Cardi B might be the most famous rapper of our time, but she’s still a person, who not too long ago was just getting by in the Bronx. With the longest government shutdown in history in full swing over a wall, Cardi has as much to say as anyone else.

The response? Conservative analyst Tomi Lahren immediately attacks Cardi B’s intelligence, and then the Bardi Gang roasted her and her supporters.

The House of Cardi B all started with an Instagram Live video…

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Which immediately started getting played on FOX News to offer conservative analysts a free bone to go off on her. “Our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a wall. and we need to take this serious,” she said.

The Bardi Gang came out hard at the Women’s March.

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Some people just straight quoted her from that one video. She said what we’re all thinking. “I feel like we need to take some action. I don’t know what kind of action, because that’s not what I do… But, I’m scared.” Vale.

Cardi was super honored to see all these signs turn out and kept the sentiments going.

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Caption: “I can’t believe how many posters of me where made at Womensmarch In DC ! I wish I was there :’) I’m so honored”

She brought all our chonis into the mix.

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“Now, I don’t want to hear all y’all talking about ‘oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days,’ Yeah, for healthcare! So ya grandma can check her blood pressure and you can get your pussy checked at the gynecologist without a problem.” ????????????

People couldn’t get enough of Cardi B’s words.

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This was how she promoted her twerk video, by sharing her feelings about the shutdown with this caption:

“I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know shit getting real …..I ain’t going to say nothing much tho I don’t want mofos to off me…..ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW”

“Soo many people under my comments talking about I shouldn’t talk politics, I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m dumb !”

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She went off on Instagram:

“Well I know a little something something..I know 800,000 federal government workers won’t be getting paid till the shutdown is over and government assistants program are shutdown as well as in NO WELFARE , NO WIC, SECTION 8 .I know it’s a little boring to watch the news but it won’t kill ya to visit some IG pages of people that talk about what’s going on in our community like @shaunking @tamikadmallory and shiiieeett sometimes uncle snoop and Charlamgne be saying some shit that goes over ya heads. PAY ATTENTION !!! This can go on for months and it will affect our homes and Country .”

Ultimately, she’s feeling bad for all the people who are working without getting paid right now.

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Caption: “mAkE aMeRicA GrEaT AgAIn ! Headass”

I bow to you, Cardi.

Of course, some big name conservative pundits had some things to say about Cardi.

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For the record, Tomi Lahren was fired from The Blaze after telling The View that she believed women should have legal access to abortion, something the Supreme Court agreed with 46 years ago. She was too liberal for them, and far too conservative for Cardi.

But the Gang checked her.

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To clarify, federal workers will get paid, but only once the shutdown is over. That means that they need to have the privilege of a nest egg to pay off rent, bills, and living expenses without getting a pay check in the meantime.

Not to be outdone, Cardi checked her.

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Cardi’s not here for a brawl with anyone. She’s not a Congresswoman. She’s the Afro-Latina rapper. She doesn’t claim to be a political genius. She is just speaking her mind about current events, which Lahren has made a career on.

We all thought that would put an end to the match but Tomi came back for more.

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Apparently, search terms for ‘dog walk’ on Urban Dictionary trended. Hint: Cardi threatened to drag her, and she doesn’t play.

Lahren came back at Cardi calling her “rambling” about the shutdown “moronic.”

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Let’s not forget that Lahren couldn’t debate on the merits of what Cardi said. Instead, she stooped low and started the name calling and hid behind #BuildthatWall.

The Gang referenced the Constitution in subsequent dragging.

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It’s an oldie but a goodie. Tomi just came in hard at insulting someone’s character instead of addressing their political ideas. Classy.

Cardi had time that day to keep the conversation going.

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Cardi’s rant caused a stir in the political world with Senators debating publicly on Twitter whether or not to share the video on social media. Clearly her take on the situation was enough to get the attention of those working in Washington.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even got in on the roast.

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AOC has been making so many waves already in Congress that I kind of makes sense for her to get in on this debate. In fact, she is even teaching some of her colleagues on how to harness the power of Twitter for their own constituents and careers.

Most people following along just couldn’t handle the expert shade.

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Tomi Lahren’s response? On Facebook, she posted this statement:

“If I imply Cardi B is not a political genius, the Liberals say I’m mean and offensive. If Cardi B and followers threaten to beat me up, the Liberals laugh and encourage it. That’s Liberal Playbook 101.”

Meanwhile, Cardi continued to shut down haters one tweet at a time.

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Literally, people with names like “White Bread” are trying to start something with Cardi? This woman is happily paying her taxes, which, yes, pay for your insurance.

Then, this Twitter user came through with a series of attacks, all worse than this one:

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It’s amazing how one little video by a rapper can cause such controversy on social media. That is the world we all live in today.

Cardi B is now having to school Post-Modern Feminism 101 via Twitter.

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How is this even a topic? If you don’t want to perform sex work, fine. Nobody is calling you out for not empowering the full scope of the female body and mystique.

Cardi’s final message:

CREDIT: @iamcardib / Twitter

Take the blinders off. Look at the 800,000 people suffering instead of blindly focusing on one very orange man.

My hat’s off to you, Bardi Gang.

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Some people are not about Cardi sharing her political views, but ????this????is????what????democracy????looks????like????. Have a political opinion? Express it without insulting or reducing the personhood of the other person.


READ: Cardi B Is Here With All Of The Inspiring Quotes You Need To Make It Through Your Toughest Days

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Latinas Are Opening Up On Instagram About Why They Didn’t Report Their Sexual Assault And The Stories Are Heartbreaking

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Latinas Are Opening Up On Instagram About Why They Didn’t Report Their Sexual Assault And The Stories Are Heartbreaking

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TRIGGER WARNING for victims of assault.

Recently we came across six stories by women who opened up about why they didn’t report their sexual assault via the account @whyididntreport. Heartbreaking, tragic, and also empowering each of these stories were a reminder that not only do we need to believe women but also support them.

As a response to the posts, we asked Latinas what experiences they had with keeping quiet about their assaults.

See their stories below.

Because it was a family member

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“My mom did not believe me because it was her husband … we would always fight and he would put her against me … that’s why I always say my children will always come first … then anyone … even before me and my own needs.” – soley_geez

Because of the statute of limitations

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“I did report. The cop taking notes told me they couldn’t file the report because of the statue of limitation being 10 years. I was reporting 13 years after I was raped. I was 3 years old when it happened. I was 16 when I reported.” – jedi_master_evila

Because she’d been labeled dramatic

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“He was my ex boyfriends cousin and I was intoxicated after a night of partying with a group of friends. I said no over and over again. I never came forward because I was already labeled/seen as “dramatic” by my ex and his friends and figured they wouldn’t believe me.” – love.jes

Because she was punished by her parents

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“I was 12. He was 18. My parents found a note he wrote to me. They spoke harshly with him but never pressed charges and punished me for lying.” 0valicorn_rainbow_pants

Because it was someone she thought loved her

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“I had a boyfriend rape me after I confronted him about lying and cheating. He used it as a way to punish me. And I stayed with him a year after the fact. I’m still processing feelings almost 20 years later. I’ve gone through self-destructive behaviors and tried to push others away. I’m forever grateful my husband showed me I am worthy of a beautiful life even after trauma. To all my fellow trauma survivors…we are worthy of good things.” – thebitchyhippie559

She thought she deserved it

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“He was my “step” grandfather. He molested me from ages 5-10, I was having some rebellious teen years and my parents were trying to find out why. I told them, my dad didn’t talk to me for a few days and after that everyone pretended that nothing happened and the rest of my family never found out. I held on to this secret until I told my parents at about 16 or 17 I was always so embarrassed and thought I deserved it.” – klemus09

She didn’t want to ruin HIS life

“It was my boss. At 15 I felt so bad, bc the wife was the only other person working with us and I was more worried about what this could do to their marriage. I thought I healed but typing this was hard.” –dolores.arts

If you or someone you know needs to report sexual assault, please contact the National Sexual Assault Helpline 800.656.4673 or speak with someone you trust.⁠⠀

Latinas Are Forcing Themselves To Examine How They Are Showing Up For The Black Community

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Latinas Are Forcing Themselves To Examine How They Are Showing Up For The Black Community

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Months have passed since the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd but members of the Black community continue to fight against police brutality. While news reports of protests might have slowed down, it’s important to know that showing up for Black people has so much power.

Recently, we asked Latinas “How are we showing up for our Black brothers and sisters?” and the answers were pretty humbling.

Recognize the relative privileges we have

“This week has been so, so heavy, but we need to ask ourselves how we are showing up for the Black community outside of the weeks when headlines are grim and cities are on fire. How are we showing up for Black people in our everyday lives? 365 days a year? I am speaking specifically to my community here: [Non-Black] Latinxs, we have so far to go when it comes to protecting the dignity of our own people, I know. I know our people are also hurting. But we HAVE to recognize the relative privileges we have and the ways in which the Black community’s freedom is directly tied to our own. We all deserve dignity. We all deserve the ability to move through the world without fearing for our lives. Some of us haven’t ever had to worry about that—so what are we doing to help those who do worry for their safety and the safety of loved ones every single day? Please pay attention. Please speak out and hold the people in your life accountable. We are ALL responsible. We all need to be doing more—no matter our race or ethnicity. Please, let’s take care of each other.” – @ludileiva

Show up to protests

“Showing up to local peaceful protests and talking to my family and friends about how we need to stand together. It is my hope our black brothers and sisters will stand with us when we have to face our government on DACA and caged children.” – lil_yo11

Donate and give

“Definitely by donating, signing petitions, educating others on issues like this that affect the black community, posting about it, and speaking out when it happens. Our voices and actions definitely need to be heard during this time.”- belleza_xoxo

Continue to fight

“Many of us ARE. And we need to do even MORE. This hurts me because although there is colorism out there, there are also respectful and supporting people who want to do more and more. I hope more people saw that too. Anyways, my family and I will continue fighting strong for this movement. Because BLACK LIVES MATTER. THEY SURELY DO.” – mid.nicole

Hold others accountable

“By holding people accountable. By talking about privilege even if it makes people uncomfortable! Becoming part of the conversation because if you don’t and look the other way you are part of the problem. Make people uncomfortable! Make people realize that our system needs to be redone so justice can be served for our fallen brothers. Being black, being of color shouldn’t be a death sentence.” – koayafilm

Connect with others

“We are each other’s hope 🙏🏽 sharing on your story is great, but never forget the power of human connection. talk to people, have these conversations & hear the pain, empathy & hope in our voices.”- raquelmariaquintana

Educate ourselves and our families

“We show solidarity! There’s still so much racism within our own Latino community over darker skin color. I know because my abuela was Afro Latina.Things need to change. We need to educate our own families about racism. We need to sign petitions, donating, having conversations. I see many people quiet about what’s going on.” – angieusc7

Keep certain words out of your mouth

“Well we could start by abolishing the expressions “negro” y “negra” as a form of endearment to call for someone of dark complexion. I know some will say it’s a form of endearment, but it just degrades the person called upon by only identifying them by their skin colour. You are calling them by their complexion and therefore reducing a whole persons existence and achievements by the colour of their skin.” –christian.aaby

Hold your family accountable

“We have to stand up for each other especially during these times. I’m confronting my own family members who are getting away from the truth. We have to stand up for what we believe not speak negatively about what the reactions are.” – jenmarasc

Create posters for protests

“Creating posters to take to my local police department this Sunday to protest. Signed petition, called the DA, sent cards to the mayor and DA in support of their efforts and demanding criminalization!!! We need to speak louder. Getting involved in my community to provide breath work and yoga to the black community I live in!!” – mexicanameg