In yesterday's post I explained my support for Steve Harvey when he stopped playing Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat" and stated that he woulden't play it again. Well, this morning on his show he brought up the subject again and gave a full detailed explanation as to why he would not play the song. He said that he had to stop the song in the middle because he did not like what words he could understand and that it sounded disrespectful. He later looked up the unedited lyrics of "Crank Dat" and said he was disgusted with the vulgarity and disrespectful words towards women.
He then went to his sons who had CD's of the song and showed them the lyrics. After asking them if they saw their mothers and sisters that way, his sons went and threw the CD's in the trash. Steve then made the point that he has made for years that he has never included negative words or attitudes towards women in his comedy and he has never exhibited negative behavior towards women in his public or private life. He proudly stated that he has always stressed respect towards women and passes that on to his sons. Right on Steve. We need to highlight those who do their part to advocate constant respect towards women and Steve Harvey fits this to a tee.
If you want further proof of the sickening lyrics of "Crank Dat" I again refer you to look up the October 4th post on Ms. Gina's blog What About Our Daughters or simply do what Steve Harvey did and look up the unedited lyrics. It is quite an eye opener in the worst way.
So once again I give props to Steve Harvey. I have admired and respected this talented comedian/entertainer/radio show host for years. This just raised my respect for him several notches. As a matter of fact we all need to e-mail his show at steveharvey.com and let him know how grateful we are on taking his stand.
Mr. Shadow signing off.