Former Alaska Governor and Veep candidate Sarah Palin has responded with a measured and delicate response to a rapper's call for her to be gang-raped. Not that it did much good.
Rapper Azealia Banks appears to have fallen for a satirical article that claimed Plain said black people liked slavery. That led the 25 year-old rapper to call for Palin to be raped by black men, an opinion she put out in a series of tweets that have since been deleted.
Palin responded to the tweets on Facebook by calling out Banks on her lack of critical thinking:
Hey Female Rapper - listen up, little darling. No one has any idea what you're wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me, but you're obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you've been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth.
She went on to call on the musician to join with her in fighting against the present day evil of rape.
In this life, you're blessed to have been given an influential platform. So have I. Why don't we strengthen both our platforms and work together on something worthwhile - like condemning racism, along with empowering young women to defend themselves against a most misogynist, degrading, devastating assault perpetrated by evil men - rape.
While Banks initially responded by deleting the tweets and posting an open letter to Palin saying that she admires Palin and that they have some things in common - and admitting that she had been duped. Banks quickly returned to attacking Palin by retweeting comments comparing her to a drunk relative that shows up at parties and claiming she was offering Trump certain favors.
Classy. As of this writing, Palin has not responded.