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Sarah Palin Will Sue Azealia Banks Over Twitter Comments

Sarah Palin Will Sue Azealia Banks Over Twitter Comments

Sarah Palin has announced that she plans on suing rapper Azealia Banks over comments she made about the former politician on Twitter.

The 24-year-old controversial star took to her social media page over the weekend and wrote some since-deleted NSFW tweets suggesting that Palin “needs to have her hair shaved off,” forced to perform oral sex on black men, “then be locked in a cupboard.”

After a Twitter user reposted her quotes and said Azealia thinks that Palin should be “gang-raped,” the rapper responded by saying she would “never wish a woman to be raped” and meant that she wanted to “bang some sense into that ho.”

Here is what Palin said in a statement to People: “I’ve had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me. So, for the first time I’m going to enjoy the only retribution some protected ‘celebrities’ seem to understand – I’m suing Azealia Banks and can’t wait to share my winnings with others who have gone defenseless against lies and dangerous attacks far too long.”

Azealia engages in a form of racism and hate that is celebrated by some in the perverted arm of pop culture, but is condemned by those who know it’s tearing our country apart,” she continued. “Others may keep turning a blind eye to problems like Azealia‘s mouth; I choose to take a stand against it and the double standards that result in her actually being rewarded for her divisive tactics and aggressively inciting violence.”

Click inside to read what Azealia Banks tweeted in response to that Twitter user…

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  • Jess

    They’re both idiots.

  • Casey C

    while they’re both idiots, and AB likely shouldn’t have done it, Sarah, you were happy to attack all women in general, ready to deny them full healthcare and want to force those carrying a pregnancy from rape or incest to go to term, but you can’t handle a tweet or two because it’s a ‘threat’?? seriously, how does a judge not piss him/herself laughing when they get that sort of suit across their bench? don’t go into public office, don’t force yourself and family into the public eye, then make an ass of yourself and then complain when you’re a laughing stock. god she’s making herself even more of an ass

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    I’m actually rooting for Palin on this. That Banks bitch needs to understand that freedom of speech does NOT mean to be a stupid cunt.

  • Mike1288

    I respect what your saying but not agreeing politically does not make it okay to take to and about people like this. Imagine if Palin had said this about AB and swapped white for black and black for white. Here let’s see what this looks like,”forced to perform oral sex on a white man and locked in a cupboard.” It is a racist remark she made to a woman because she was white. Regardless of who it is it’s not okay. You can pretend its not but hate is hate and it is NEVER justifiable. And please check your facts rape and incest pregnancies are not the majority reason for abortions. I support woman’s rights but be real please.

  • Mike1288

    Thank you!!! Sarah is on my list of a very lomg list of least liked politicians but I can not stand when people go “but its Palin.” It is never okay.

  • Casey C

    I stated about rape and incest because Palin supports forcing a woman to go to term in those cases. she only supports abortion if the woman will die. but of course forcing someone to term after rape isn’t threatening? being raped by a family member isn’t threatening? but a tweet, a bad tweet and an offensive one and i said AB was an idiot for it, that’s the problem? i at no point said it was the main reason women have an abortion, you just decided that’s what i said. personally, this is a waste of court time. if a non-celebrity tried to take a colleague to court over a similar tweet, how far do you think it’d get? how much money you think they’d get?? is she going to sue everyone that’s ever said anything unflattering about her? what’s her line for a threat? what is her line for an attack?
    there is also context for her tweets that isn’t explained here. its still a really stupid thing to say, and still a really offensive thing to say, but there was context. AB was of the belief that Palin said that African’s weren’t forced into slavery but accepted it willingly. AB was pointing out that having their head shaved, raped, and often locked into small rooms/closets happened to slaves. so she was, poorly, trying to say how Palin thought she’d like it if that happened to her. was it stupid to do? yes. but then so is the I’m going to sue over everything mentality

  • woodroad34

    They deserve each other. I really think Sarah brings it on to herself. She’s the Goddess of Crazy and she attracts the like-minded.

  • Amber

    Yes it does. That’s what freedom of speech is!

  • Kerry B

    The battle of the cunts has begun!

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    there’s a limit, though.

  • Ariana

    I am not fan of Palin, but good on her. I am sick of black celebrities such as Kanye West, Rihanna and this piece of trash constantly getting away with making threats and racist comments.

  • Ariana

    When did Palin say that about women? Please link.

  • Ariana

    Agree. I am not Palin fan but what this crazy woman did was a threat.

  • Thomas Cooper

    I hope Sarah sues the crap out of her and her filthy mouth! Banks needs grow up.

  • Ariana

    No matter you feel about Palin, Banks sent threats to her.

  • SquidBillie

    I certainly don’t like Banks, and think she went too far, but Palin has said plenty of inflammatory remarks, and she NEVER apologizes, because nothing is EVER her fault, or her family’s for that matter.

  • Scousebadger

    Freedom of speech only means you are allowed to say whatever you want without government censure preventing it. It doesn’t mean you won’t suffer any other consequences for what you choose to say, like being sued for slander or making threats. Or get arrested for inciting hatred.

  • Casey C

    Curtis Smith, spokesman for the Palin campaign. Smith said “Palin is

    opposed to abortion, but believes an exception should be made if the health of the mother is in danger. That’s the only exception Palin would make, though. She doesn’t make exception for rape and incest, only for health of the mother,”

    The candidates were pressed on their stances
    on abortion and were even asked what they would do if their own
    daughters were raped and became pregnant. Palin said she would support abortion only if the mother’s life was in danger. When it came to her daughter, she said, “I would choose life.”

    http://juneauempire.com/stories/101906/sta_20061019031.shtml#.VwR7hnr9g31

    http://web.archive.org/web/20080901212359/http://dwb.adn.com:80/news/politics/elections/2006/governor/story/8372383p-8266781c.html

  • Ariana

    And that somehow justifies Azaleia Banks to send her threats about her being gang raped?
    No matter how stupid Palin is, Banks had no right to talk that that.

  • Ariana

    I want Sarah to sue this moron too.

  • Ariana

    Its not about wishing harm and rape on others. Sorry but there is a limit.

  • Ariana

    And why does she deserved to be gang raped by black me according to Banks? What Banks said was gross and a threat.
    Sarah is stupid but nobody deserves to get raped. Banks needs to be locked up for even making a comment like that.

  • Juan Cocco

    LMFAO I LOVE AZEALIA

  • David Alan Reynolds

    There are some people who need to learn the difference between a threat and an opinion. Educate yourselves, people!

  • Preakness

    Sue the ape nig and send its poor dumb lazy fat fugly filthy obama criminal ape nig ass back home to britain, WHERE IT COMES FROM!! Bye bye, you poor dumb lazy fat fugly filthy obama criminal nig ho APE!! Say yo yo to yo king, DUMB FAT RETARDED FILTHY APE OBAMA CRIMINAL BEYOTCH!! POOR DUMB LAZY HOMELESS DIRTY OBAMA CRIMINAL APE!!

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  • woodroad34

    From what I’m reading in the article above, those aren’t threats; they’re ‘ ‘wish’ scenarios. A threat would be “I’m coming after Sarah and I’m going to shove her in a cupboard and I’m going to force her to have sex with black men”–Azealia didn’t say that she was going to do those things; she just wishes someone would to teach Sarah a lesson. Azealia is saying the exact same thing as anti-gay pastors who think gays should be stoned or rounded up and put in prisons. No one is suing those conservative pastors for threats.

  • Ariana

    Saying ” She should be gang raped’ is a threat. She should be charged by Sarah either way.

  • Ariana

    What Banks said was a threat. That is not an opinion.

  • Amber

    It’s actually not a threat, it’s a statement. If she were to tell Sarah Palin that she was going to gang rape her, or find a group of men to do so at a specific time and place, that would be a threat.

  • Amber

    Why are you telling me this? I was replying to NerdyBirdy’s comment about what freedom of speech is. Tell that to NerdyBirdy.

  • Amber

    There are always limits, but being stupid, and saying stupid things is not one of them. There are plenty of people in the world who do that on a regular basis, including Sarah Palin.

    I think what Azealia Banks said was vulgar, and inflammatory. Sarah Palin can be accused of similar, no?

  • Amber

    I will challenge that statement by using Donald Trump as an example. Particularly when he encourages violence against protester’s at his political rallies. As I said in response to NerdyBirdy, what Azealia Banks said was vulgar and inflammatory.
    There are many public figures in the United States that make comments that come from that very same need to incite a response from people the exact same way Azealia Banks does. If she is sued by Sarah Palin, then so be it. That has no bearing on my life, or beliefs in any way shape or form, but I’m not going to pretend to be outraged by Azealia Banks when I think Sarah Palin is just as destructive-she just happens to use “coded” language to mask her agenda.

  • Amber

    I’m sorry, that’s more of a suggestion than a threat to me. I’m not, and have not defended Azealia Banks.

  • Amber

    You have issues.

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