Jimmy Carter Defends Obama Letting Daughters Listen To Beyoncé

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Former President Jimmy Carter defended Barack Obama’s parenting skills Wednesday, after former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee expressed dismay that the President would let his teenage daughters listen to singer Beyoncé.

“I think the President is doing a good job,” Carter said when TMZ caught up with him to ask about Huckabee’s comments.

The former Arkansas governor criticized the Obamas in a People magazine interview published Tuesday for policing their daughters’ diets, but not the content of the music they listen to.

“I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything – how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things – and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé,” Huckabee said.

He also described the “Drunk In Love” singer as a friend of the White House. In Huckabee’s new book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” he calls Beyoncé’s lyrics “obnoxious and toxic mental poison” and says her dance moves are “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.”

While he didn’t express an opinion on Beyoncé, Carter did tell TMZ that he doesn’t “agree with much of what Mike Huckabee says.”

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