Sean Hannity blasted rap music on his Wednesday radio show, saying that if major retailers are removing the Confederate flag in response to the recent national controversy, stores might as well get rid of everything else that he considered offensive as well. “We’re in the process of banning everything,” Hannity said.
On Thursday, political commentator and Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted Hannity’s rant after chuckling about his inclusion of Prince and the word “ho” amongst the things that offend him. Ugyur began by discussing how there was a difference between the Confederate Flag, which has racist connotations that Dylann Roof acted upon during his attack in Charleston, and Ludacris, who has never killed anyone as a result of using harsh language.
Uygur melodramatically went on to point out that, while the flag has a historical connection to racism and treason, rough language can add context and immersion to entertaining art forms like music and movies.
“There are movies like Goodfellas, Sopranos, The Godfather, why aren’t they banned?” Uygur asked. Answering his own question, Uygur said, “It’s because they are forms of entertainment… they didn’t kill anybody. On the other hand Dylann Roof was a killer, he killed nine people, and he proudly wore that flag you love so much.”
You can watch the segment here: