T.I. received a major backlash when she revealed during a podcast that she regularly had a doctor examine her daughter's hymen to confirm her virginity, and now the show's host women have asked for apologized for not immediately calling her and deleting the episode.
"The Women Like Us" podcast hosts Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham released a statement Thursday admitting that they should not laugh at following the rapper's comments about the long-suffering practice that professionals have condemned. on medical last podcast of November 5.
"Everyone is confused. angry and hurt in the recent episode of & # 39; Women Like Us & # 39 ;, we want to start by saying earnestly. we apologize for the knee-jerk reaction to this uncomfortable topic, ”the hosts wrote on Instagram. "We were completely caught off guard / in shock and looking back, we should have reacted a little later."
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Mandi and Moham delete the podcast Thursday after being flooded with star reviews from angry comments Apple Podcast, BuzzFeed reports. Fans and other celebrities immediately resumed the attack via Twitter, calling the Atlanta-based rapper "obnoxious," "potentially," "in control" and clearly unchanged. about the long-held devotional theory that an intact hymen implies virginity.
"The comments made and the reactions observed are in no way a reflection of our personal views on the subject," Mandi and Moham added. "We support and love the Women and feel that their bodies should be done as they please. There is absolutely no malice in any party involved and [we] feels very horrible about the whole incident."
They continued: "We are imperfect, take full responsibility for our lack of action and continue to learn along the way. We know that apology is not asking for us but we welcome the discussion ̵1; that's what our podcast is all about. "
The rapper, 39, boasted on the podcast that he was positive his 18-year-old son Deyjah Harris was still young because they had annual gynecologist trips to check on his hymen."
"I would say, on his 18th birthday, his hymen are still intact," he said.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that "there is no room for virginity testing (or" two-finger) "because it has" no scientific validity. " The WHO also acknowledged that the practice was "a violation of the human rights of girls and women." And may be "detrimental to the physical and mental health of women and girls."
TI also discussed how he convincing her daughter to give up her privacy rights during her gynecological exam.
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"[The doctor is] like, & # 39; You know, sir, I have to, to share information & # 39; – I was like, 'Deyjah, they want you to sign it so we can share information,' he said. "Is there anything you want to know about me? See, Doc? Don't worry. & # 39;