Conservatives are not big Common fans. Fox News and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are among the right wingers that voiced their opinions on First Lady, Michelle Obama’s decision to invite Common to the White House tomorrow afternoon (May 11) as part of an event celebrating American poetry.
Fox News called the Chicago lyricist turned actor “vile” for his comments about George W. Bush and Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report wrote on his website: First Lady to host rapper who talks of killing cops, burning Bush.”
Palin took to Twitter to comment on the news. “Oh lovely, White House,” she wrote, linking to an article that featured Common’s spoken word poem from Com’s Def Poetry appearance where he openly criticized the government and former President Bush. [Watch above]
The Grammy-award winning lyricist reacted to the backlash on Twitter himself. “So apparently Sarah Palin and Fox News doesn’t like me,” he wrote.
Looks like the rap vet is unfazed. —Elan Mancini