We know that rappers like to voice their opinions on social media, much to their determinant. On Memorial Day (May 30), OutKast member Big Boi recently got barbecued on Twitter for posting a meme criticizing the parenting skills of today’s mothers.
Daddy Fat Sacks posted a side-by-side photo of classic TV mom Florida Evans of Good Times and another mother twerking for the camera while her kid watches beside her.
It seems that Big Boi is suggesting that moms from the ’70s knew how to raise their children while today’s mothers like to twerk and be Thots on Instagram. While his generalization of today’s mothers are incorrect (and sexist), it did spark plenty of opinions along with slander thrown at Big Boi’s way.
“It’s just cute to me how Big Boi thinks moms back in the day weren’t busting it open. How you think you got here? By faith?” tweeted one follower.
Some fans were supportive of Big Boi’s critical tweet. “If you weren’t interwebs twerking, IG stuntin’, or putting it on the glass, Big Boi wasn’t talking about you. Save graduation pics for mama,” wrote one person.
Read some of the heated reactions below.
Tell us what you think? Was Big Boi’s wrong in his assessment of today’s motherhood? Tell us in the comments below.
We shouldn't let Big Boi distract us from how good of a mother Florida Evans was. She might've been a better mom than Claire Huxtable.
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) May 30, 2016
@BigBoi This is gross. Delete this bullshit. Go write some rappity raps. Do something constructive.
— BankaiAndChill (@BlackNerdJade) May 30, 2016
@BigBoi I'm old enough to remember when most black girls dressed like they did on the Cosby show. I don't know what happened?
— Derrick Gladden (@DGladden) May 29, 2016
Only thing Big Boi did wrong was not blame the men too. We're supposed to set the example and lead. If you wanna be a technical patriarch
— Lade (@sunlade) May 30, 2016
@BigBoi since you put on your MLK hat today… The next video you make put a "Florida Evans" mama type in your video and not a naked bih…
— QUINNÉE ZIMMERMAN (@qmzimmerman) May 30, 2016
Females completely missed the point of Big Boi tweet. They slaying my mans with facts he probably didn't care to receive
— Ced Brown II (@mellowtoo_hype) May 30, 2016
And not 1 single male on this TL is trying to wife up no Florida Evans lookin ass, so miss me with that BS.
— MUVA B (@mzbeeezsosassii) May 30, 2016
Big Boi couldn't pick better tv mom Than Florida Evans, tho? She got remarried and abandoned her kids in the projects, she's the worst.
— Grown Ass Kid (@MarLew29) May 30, 2016
Excuse me, Mr. Boi but absolutely no parts of me wants to mother a family through a life of poverty, stress, and strain like Florida Evans.
— cp (@cultA_KlAsh) May 30, 2016
Let Big Boi be yet another example of why you shouldn't follow your "heroes" on social media. They'll always let you down.
— Martenzie Johnson (@Martenzie) May 30, 2016