Pharrell Williams is joining his fellow celebs in endorsing Hillary Clinton. After all, it's “about time” a woman became president. But Williams still managed to make a sexist argument while advocating for Clinton:
Music producer and singer Pharrell Williams bashed Donald Trump at an industry conference on Tuesday and said his defeat in the upcoming presidential election would be “easy” if every woman in America voted to elect Hillary Clinton.
“If all the women in this nation decided to vote and support the first female candidate, there’d be nothing to worry about,” Williams said in an interview at Variety‘s Inclusion summit at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. “It’s that easy.”
“Has she been dishonest about things? Sure. Have you?” Williams said of Clinton, before insisting that “she don’t lie no more than any other politician does.”
The Happy singer endorsed Clinton in March 2014, telling GQ magazine: “We’re about to have a female president. Hillary’s gonna win.”
Asked about increasing polarization during the presidential campaign, the Grammy-winner paused and then pleaded with women to “save the nation” by not electing another “destructive” male president.
“That silence in this room right now is often what I feel when you see some of the things that are being said, not just about my culture, but about women,” Williams said. “I’m praying that women come together and save this nation. You think about the destructive things that have come from mankind, it’s mostly men.”
Apparently, it's inappropriate to oppose Clinton based on her sex, but perfectly acceptable to oppose a man because of his. It's the latest harebrained logic out of Hollywood, but nobody seems to mind. Maybe it's because no one with sense is listening.