Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) had a lot of conflicting thoughts about topless women and feminism in a recently surfaced segment of his daily radio commentaries.
In a segment of “The Huckabee Report” that aired in January, the Republican presidential candidate had trouble reconciling feminists’ efforts to get a British tabloid to stop running photos of topless models with their efforts to draw attention to the double standard between displaying male and female nudity on platforms like the photo-sharing service Instagram. BuzzFeed News flagged the segment on Thursday.
“It’s getting harder to keep up with what you’re supposed to believe to be a good feminist,” Huckabee said, according to audio posted by BuzzFeed News.
He then named comedian Chelsea Handler — who’s repeatedly baited Instagram with topless photos — and singer Miley Cyrus as participants in the feminist “crusade to allow women to walk around in public shirtless, the way some men do.”
“So, are topless photos of women an offensive display of sexism, or an empowering blow against sexism?” he asked. “I have a feeling most men don’t care much either way.”
The former governor ended “The Huckabee Report” at the beginning of May as he mulled entering the 2016 presidential race.
Listen to Huckabee pondering topless women below: