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.
“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.”
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.
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.
The Department of Education did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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