Bill O’Reilly spoke with Lori Waters, Executive Director for Eagle Forum, a conservative grassroots organization today on the O’Reilly Factor about whether Pepsi should also dump Britney Spears as a spokesperson for the soft drink company. Bill says he was on 107.1 FM today and got an earful from the hip hop community as they argued why he wasn’t going after Britney. Lori agreed that Britney’s sexualized message shouldn’t be rewarded with a Pepsi contract. Read on for a transcript.
Bill: I appeared on 107.1 radio. They were all over me for knocking
the rapper Ludacris. Their argument is Pepsi spokeswoman Britney Spears
is just as bad. Joining us from Washington is Lori Waters, Executive Director
of Eagle Forum. The rap community, Ludacris’ mother is yelling at me now.
They are telling me I’m unfair. They are not defending Ludacris. Everybody,
I think everybody realizes how subversive he is. They say you give Britney
Spears a pass and it’s the same thing. How do you see it?
Lori: Bill, I certainly agree with you and commend you for getting Ludacris
off the pepsi deal. He is outrageous. I’m shocked you aren’t going after
Britney Spears. She is a sexualized pop star and pepsi’s banking on that.
Bill: Ellis Presley was a sexualized pop star. Should I have gone after
him when I was 5 years old?
Lori: Do you want your 10, 12-year-old girls dancing and looking like
Bill: Do I want that? No. I don’t want it. To me it’s like comparing
marijuana to heroin. You may object to Britney Spears flounsing around
in little skimpy outfits and buying the fake boobs, all of that. You may
object to it, but it’s not nearly on the lel of a Ludacris who is saying
to people, get a gun, use crack and call women hos.
Lori: Ludacris is over the edge. You’re right. She is still a bad role
model for teens. This is just a ploy by Pepsi to get little kids to drink
Bill: You think pepsi should fire Britney Spears?
Lori: Yeah. They could get some young teen star like the “dude you’re
getting a del” commercial. They have a successful marketing campaign without
using sex. You don’t see him dancing dirty in front of bob dole.
Bill: we live in a society that is a lot more permissive than it was
20 years ago, ok? We have people like Michael Jackson grabbing his, you
know, jewels when he dances and spinninground. Janet Jackson coming out
in a halterumping grin to me, this no a danger to see sit, shock I wouldn’t
let my daughter do those things. In the long run, it’s this. Where as ludacris’
message is be an outlaw, take narcotics, abuse people, punch people. Hurt
people. I’m not going to call for pepsi to fire Britney Spears because
I don’t feel Britney Spears is a threat to the nation. del, but I don’t
think she is going to do any permanent damage to anybody, where Ludacris
Lori: The permanent damage is the feeding of the culture of sexualizing
kids when they are 10, 12 years old.
Bill: She isn’t doing that. She is an adult.
Lori: But the way she dresses and in the songs. She is 20 years old
and came to stardom about two or three years ago. She doesn’t appeal to
20-year-olds. Her appeal is to the 10-year-ol 12-year-old girls.
Bill: Britney Spears to me, I don’t know. I see, but I don’t listen
to her lyrics.
Lori: You just want her to dance in front of you like she did bob dole.
Bill: Bob Dole did a commercial with Britney Spears. Was Dole learing
Lori: It was a sexualized commercial. At the end he says, down, boy.
It’s supposed to be for his dog, but you can get other sexual messages
from that. It was gross thinking that bob Dole is the age of her grandfather.
Bill: For thofse us getting up in years, I don’t know if we can’t to
categorize that. All of, I think, is immature and silly. Rather than subversive
Lori: It’s just feeding the notion that little girls, it’s ok for them
to be sexualized, to dance dirty. One of her songs says about getting out
on the dance floor doing a nasty dance, nasty whole world kind of thing
that just no something we want to promote among young girls. That is not
a positive message for kids.
Bill: Thank you for your point of view.