The former MVP with the Carolina Panthers has upset many with his negative comments toward women after saying in an interview that some women “don’t know when to be quiet” and “don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”
“I had a perfect, a perfect example of what a man was in my life by my father. My parents have been together for 36, 37 years now and it’s a beautiful thing. I grew up in a three-parent household: my mom, my father, and my grandmother, and I knew what a woman was, not a bad (expletive), a woman.”
In an effort to explain what he meant by what he stated, it went in a different direction.
“A bad (expletive) is a person who is just, you know: ‘Girl, I’m a bad (expletive), I’m doing this, I’m doing that. I look the part but I don’t act that part,'” Newton said.
“And there’s a lot of women who are bad (expletives), and I say (expletives) in a way not to degrade a woman, but just to go off the aesthetic of what they deem is a boss chick.”
“Now, a woman for me is, handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs. Right? And I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of: ‘I’m a boss (expletive), Imma this, Imma that.’ No, baby. But you can’t cook. You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”
Twitter had a couple of things to say to him:
based on this, I’d argue Cam’s the one who doesn’t know when to be quiet https://t.co/rT6kT1BQf0
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) April 11, 2022
Cam Newton talking to women: pic.twitter.com/OPZkSE0pZZ
— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) April 11, 2022
Cam Newton said nothing wrong… I’m so tired of ya’ll condemning other folks options and calling it outdated cause they can’t cook and won’t let a man lead…
— KaTisha LaShay (@katisha_lashay) April 12, 2022
I heard the entire interview ..he called men out as well nothing to see here https://t.co/bvHnMlkps4
— Black QB Supporter Fan Club (@Blackeffect1986) April 11, 2022
Cam Newton’s comments were taken way out of context like most things in this age of social media. He was explaining what he likes in a woman, not how he views women as a whole.
We live in a Karen society
— Chinnsanity! (@NotTheRealChinn) April 12, 2022
Women get on this app and tell everyone what the want from a man everyday. Cam Newton said some reasonable shit and people are flipping out. https://t.co/xVkdOjpnvW
— Timmy (@t1mmy_88) April 11, 2022
Women come on this app and say “I want a man that does this or that” all the time but God forbid Cam Newton go on a podcast and say his preference of women. Y’all just want this man to fail so bad and for what? https://t.co/kBpPTf0cvE
— Lucas #FireRhule (@lucasaofficial_) April 12, 2022
Cam Newton is getting fried for saying the fact that “men need to be men and women need to be women.”
This shouldn’t be controversial!
— Joshua T. Hosler for Veterans 🇺🇸 (@JoshuaHosler) April 12, 2022