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Bill O’Reilly Claims Beyoncé’s ‘Partition’ Will Cause Unwanted Teen Pregnancy

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Apparently Beyoncé’s video for ‘Partition’ is going to cause unwanted teen pregnancies, at least according to Bill O’Reilly.

O’Reilly took aim at Beyoncé during an interview with Def Jam records founder Russell Simmons.

O’Reilly called the song and video “exploitative garbage”, claiming that it encourages teen pregnancy.

“Girls look up to Beyoncé, particularly girls of color. She’s an idol to them… I’m saying: Why on earth would this woman do that? Why would she do it when she knows the devastation that unwanted pregnancies – and fractured families – why would Beyoncé do that?” O’Reilly said.

“The artist’s job throughout history has been to tell the same things that people are inspired by. So when an artist expresses something that is sexual in music, it’s a reflection of our reality,” Simmons said in response.

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