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Wayne Kramer responds to Rashida Tlaib’s use of the word ‘Mutherfucker’

by Paul Cashmere on January 10, 2019

in News

MC5 founder and punk legend Wayne Kramer has added his opinion to the use of the word “mutherfucker”.

Kramer’s band MC5 used the word in their 1969 punk classic ‘Kick Out The Jams’.

Kramer gave his two cents on the word in a week following its use by Democrat Rashida Tlaib, the representative for Michigan, describing a man who refers to women with lines like “grab ‘em by the pussy” and then complains that she is the crass one. She said “impeach the motherfucker”? Mr Grab ‘Em By The Pussy called her comments “disgraceful”

“I presume no one will be surprised that I have a few thoughts on mutherfucker,” Wayne said in a Facebook post. “My sense was this is how people actually speak. I always felt like the music should reflect real life. In my world in Detroit in the 60s, mutherfucker was in constant usage. It’s a most flexible term spanning meanings from the highest of praise and the lowest of derision. You can express way more feeling in a well-placed curse word than you can in a couple paragraphs of exposition. And mutherfucker is one of the best. And in our song title, it did. It really was a call to action of the purest order. So, Detroit, I’m proud of you for keeping the “mutherfucker” alive in what, until very recently, just felt like the darkest of time. And a quick note to homegirl Rashida Tlaib … Next time, don’t telegraph your punches. Brother Wayne

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