In today’s edition of Pharrell Is Not Very Smart, we’ve got a pretty choice interview he did with Channel 4 in the UK, in which he actually says that it’s not possible for him to be a feminist, though he would totally love to be… if only he could!
I’ve been asked, am I a feminist?” the singer and producer said during an interview with Channel 4 News in the United Kingdom. “I don’t think it’s possible for me to be that.”
When asked why, he responded plainly. “I’m a man. It makes sense up until a certain point. But what I do is, I do support feminists. There’s injustices; there are inequalities that need to be addressed.”
…Take, for example, when he spoke in support of Hillary Clinton:
“I would love to see a woman run the country,” he said. “Historically, this world has been run by man. And what would a world be like if 75 percent our world leaders, our presidents and prime ministers, were female? What would that world be like? We don’t know, because we haven’t given it a shot. We’re too busy telling them what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Or, we’re too busy, you know, not allowing them to make the same amount of money that a man makes.”
Oh dear. Look, Pharrell is not really a smart guy. Does he make catchy songs? Sure. Is he a great thinker? Definitely not. I watched an interview with him after he performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend last weekend and was stunned at how braindead he seemed. I think he was high as a kite, but weed makes you lazy, not completely ignorant.
Newsflash to Pharrell and whoever else doesn’t get it: it’s “possible” for EVERYONE to be a feminist, and it’s quite simple. If you think men and women are completely equal in every way and deserve the same rights and privileges, congrats! You’re a feminist! Jesus.
Here’s the video for ya: