One of the easiest targets for online hatred is celebrities talking politics. People online LOVE to tell celebs to stay in their lane and stay out of politics. Especially when we're talking about ladies who are hot and talented, the internet loves to tell them they're stupid when they talk about race, gender, or politics.
So it's no surprise that one of our favs, Cardi B., got some backlash after talking about the government shutdown. Oooh, we are here for this tea. Instagram was a harsh critic, telling Cardi that she was dumb and didn't know what she was talking about. Unfortunately for Instagram, Miss B. absolutely knows what she's about and she's got back up to prove it.
If you think that Cardi B. is not smart enough to comment on our government or the current political happenings, there's a certain someone who has a lot to say to you. Who is it? You've got to keep reading to find out.
It all started on January 16th.
What a surprise, the internet is angry at a woman.In a response that surprised no one, the comments turned nasty.
People questioned whether she was telling the truth.
via: InstagramObviously, if I disagree with someone they must be lying, right? RIGHT?
Others suggested she had ulterior motives.
via: InstagramWho on earth would pay Cardi B. to be their political spokesperson?
But then it got truly nasty.
via: InstagramPeople questioned Cardi's intelligence, her background, and her role in politics. Apparently, if you're not a politician you should keep your mouth shut.
Don't come for Cardi B.
via: GettyWhat Instagram didn't know is that Cardi has a serious defender and you are in trouble if you come for her.
Ms. Joan Hill, high school government teacher.That's right, Cardi's high school teacher came out to defend her and her right to speak openly about politics.
Hill had quite a lot to say about Cardi B.
via: GettyThe first of which was pulling out some of the ultimate politics cred: "she probably scored higher than you on the US History Regents exam, and was in my AP govt class." AP stands for "Advanced Placement," which holds some serious chops.
Why shouldn't Cardi B. speak up?
via: GettyNot only does Cardi B. have cred, but she also has the potential to make a real difference, which Ms. Hill pointed out: "b) you're not nearly as busy as her, and what have you done to advance political discourse in this country? c) She has a national platform and is using it to speak about things that are important...why can't we respect that?" I can't argue with that logic.
And last but not least...Ms. Hill had a message for the haters: "STFU and take a seat."
Cue: the internet losing its mind.
@BardiUpdatess Ha! teacher told y’all rats to have a seat 😂😂😂— 🦚💕Kitty💕🦚 (@🦚💕Kitty💕🦚)1549146314.0
Not every teacher is this baller.We are in awe.
Don't start something you can't finish.
@BardiUpdatess @BenjaminPDixon Damn, that clap from cardi "AP" teacher is hard.— Junior (@Junior)1549201537.0
In case you weren't familiar with Regents and AP.Other New York students are here to set you straight: that stuff is HARD.
And now the puns come out.
@BardiUpdatess She's cardi A not cardi B— polcaCU 💙 (@polcaCU 💙)1549269318.0
I'll stan that.
@BardiUpdatess I'm sure loving this. That's my kind of teacher. 💯— Evelyn Lockhart (@Evelyn Lockhart)1549269980.0
Someone had to question it.
@BardiUpdatess I seriously hope this is real / really her teacher.— Remi Adetiba (@Remi Adetiba)1549164575.0
People set him straight FAST.
@remiadetiba @ninabellatrlx1 @BardiUpdatess Ms. Hill was her teacher and that’s her page. She’s the best history teacher in the Bronx 💛— Jessica 🤍💄 (@Jessica 🤍💄)1549214330.0
Ms. Hill's students LOVE her.
@jesshsxo @remiadetiba @ninabellatrlx1 @BardiUpdatess Period !!! Passed my regents because of her !! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽— 𝔍𝔞𝔫𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔢 ✨👸🏾 (@𝔍𝔞𝔫𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔢 ✨👸🏾)1549231792.0
This lady is legen...dary.
@BardiUpdatess Yasssss she taught me also, LOVE MS. HILL ❤️❤️❤️ she stans for allll her kids she taught. Don’t play with her 😂— Bitches be BONKERS (@Bitches be BONKERS)1549248381.0
So what did we learn today?Oh, I can think of a lesson or two.
Cardi B. is really smart.
via: GettySeriously. Do not underestimate her.
Cardi B. has friends in unexpected places
via: GettyWe repeat: do not come for Cardi B.
And the internet still hates that Cardi B. is smart.Haters are always gonna hate.
Some fools even thought that they could come up with a response to this perfect piece of media.
@BardiUpdatess So, she was an AP student..... who grew up to be a stripper, and ended up as a rapper with a hoodrat… https://t.co/7fdOhcfLRC— Gregory A. Butler (@Gregory A. Butler)1549210321.0
You want some ice for that burn?
@GREGORYABUTLER @BardiUpdatess Well trump was trust a fund baby, can barley spell, money hungry, went bankrupt mult… https://t.co/df3dR026EG— SLAYSARAH 💅🏿 (@SLAYSARAH 💅🏿)1549265158.0
But the true lesson here...
@BardiUpdatess @_ItsMissBre Gather and drag Then🙌🏽 https://t.co/Ob1dZHvagj— I am in charge of the girls. (@I am in charge of the girls.)1549170748.0
The hero we wanted.
@BardiUpdatess Ms. Joan is not for play play! Please let them know about our young lady @iamcardib ma'am!! https://t.co/APXqbZEgdR— Bluish (@Bluish)1549258840.0
And above all...The teacher we all wished we had.
So, take a seat.
@BardiUpdatess @ECMcLaughlin 💥BOOM..🎤DROP! .— ANGELUS SMITH (@ANGELUS SMITH)1549166487.0