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Kiely Williams, whose new song “Spectacular” has her extolling the erotic benefits of guys having totally spectacular “sex” with her while she is passed out, has added a disclaimer to the video on YouTube. In the note, Williams explains that she was simply playing a role in order to raise awareness of a serious issue affecting young women today: Having unprotected sex. Wait, what about the rape part??
Here’s Williams’ full statement; thanks to commenter sybil for the tip:
ATTENTION: I am an actress and performer. I have been so since my first role in a television pilot at five years old. I played a character when I was a Cheetah Girl. I am playing a character in the music video for the song Spectacular, as I did in the Cheetah Girl movies.
The fact is, that sometimes women get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. My video puts this issue front and center. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior. Are Lady Gaga and Beyonce advocating murder with the Telephone video? Of, course not. Was Rihanna encouraging suicide with Russian Roulette? No. Was Madonna suggesting that young unmarried girls get pregnant with Papa Dont Preach? I dont think so. Is Academy Award winner Monique a proponent of incest because of her portrayal of Mary in the movie Precious. Clearly, the answer is no.
I wrote Spectacular and made the video to bring attention to a serious womens health and safety issue. Dont shoot the messenger.
Actually, the fact is that sometimes women get intoxicated and men rape women. And now, Williams has responded to accusations that she has glorifying rape by . . . clarifying that she just wants an intoxicated young woman to make sure her rapist uses a rubber when he penetrates her while she’s unconscious?