Look, I obviously have some complicated feelings about Miss Azealia Banks, but her latest public feud is some straight up hot garbage. Picking a fight with conservative camp icon Sarah Palin, the two publicly noxious figures are now engaged in an argument that would be better off occupying a literal landfill.
The trouble started when Azealia Banks, mistakenly identifying a parody article as true, read that Palin argued that slaves willingly submitted to slavery throughout history. Going above and beyond Banks' normal level of foulness, the rapper began firing off a handful of incredibly venomous tweets, expressing that she hoped her newly found nemesis would get gang-raped.
What's that smell? Oh, it's the stink of an actual dumpster. Here are the since-deleted tweets, via Jezebel:
Just when you thought this couldn't get any worse, Palin had the (in)dignity to respond with the following diatribe on her Facebook page:
"Hey Female Rapper - listen up, little darling. No one has any idea what you're wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me," Palin began. "[B]ut you're obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you've been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth."
"In this life, you're blessed to have been given an influential platform," she continued. "So have I. Why don't we strengthen both our platforms and work together on something worthwhile - like condemning racism, along with empowering young women to defend themselves against a most misogynist, degrading, devastating assault perpetrated by evil men - rape."
"Thanks," the popular political figure wrote. "And now I'll go through my young daughter's playlist to make sure there hasn't been any inadvertent addition of any anti-woman, pro-rape garbage that you seem to endorse, which perpetuates the cultural challenges we face in America. I encourage other parents to do the same."
"God bless you Ms. Banks, as you consider a change of heart," she finished before signing off with her name.
Oh my god seriously, can you just grab these two trashbags on your way out of the apartment and throw them in the can right in front of the building for me? They're really starting to reek!
Here's the thing: Palin's response would be totally reasonable if she hadn't built her career on homophobic, racist, sexist, and generally xenophobic rhetoric. This is so much the case that, in an interesting Freudian typo, the original text read "condoning" instead "condemning" -- a mistake in which the conspicious edit was just as telling as the original slip.