(WGHP) — NFL quarterback Cam Newton is raising some eyebrows after an appearance on a podcast.
In the Sunday episode of the Barstool Sports Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, the former MVP quarterback talked about what he perceives as the role of women in society.
“I had a perfect, a perfect example of what a man was in my life by my father.,” he said. “My parents have been together for 36, 37 years now and it’s a beautiful thing. I grew up in a three-parent household: my mom, my father and my grandmother and I knew what a woman was, not a bad (expletive), a woman.”
He continued by explaining what he interprets the difference between a ‘bad (expletive)’ and a woman is.
“A bad (expletive) is a person who is just, you know, ‘Girl, I’m a bad (expletive), I’m doing this, I’m doing that,” Newton said. “I look the part but I don’t act that part.’ And there’s a lot of women who are bad (expletives), and I say (expletives) in a way not to degrade a woman, but just to go off the aesthetic of what they deem is a boss chick.”
Newton went on to say that a “woman for me” is someone who “handles (her) own” but knows how to “cater to a man’s needs.”
From there he continued, “And I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of ‘I’m a boss (expletive), Imma this, Imma that.’ No, baby. But you can’t cook. You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”
While he said he didn’t want to sit behind the mic and criticize women, he wanted “men to start being men.”