Jay Z and his bodacious wife Beyoncé opened up the 2014 Grammy Awards with a performance that will inevitably go down in history. If Mrs. Carter’s skimpy get-up wasn’t enough, surely her “surfboarding” alongside the hubby as he and other men watched was. As a result, the couple’s live rendition of “Drunk In Love” ensued plenty of global backlash to say the least. Not only has Beyoncé been called a “whore” since the salacious duet, but today Hov is being labeled as a “poor excuse for a husband.”
“What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation?” pens Naomi Schaefer Riley of the NY Post. “I’m certain if I look through enough Jay Z song titles, I’ll come up with the right name for his role in Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. Rhymes with Goodyear. . . ? Well, how about I just call him a poor excuse for a husband.”
Riley deems it Jay’s responsibility to keep his wife in check (or in this case, publicly decent and respectable), which then raises the topic of sexism. Perhaps it was all Beyoncé’s idea and not her spouse’s. But Riley feels the Carters are flat-out sending the wrong message about holy matrimony.
“Well, for one thing, the happy couple have invited audiences to admire their adorable family, with dad even joking about his daughter’s sippy cups when he accepted an award on Sunday,” explains the columnist. “So they’re suggesting to audiences that this kind of public sexual behavior is compatible with a loving modern marriage.”
Watch the performance in question below and sound off in the comment section after the jump.