NFL player Cam Newton shared some controversial opinions about what a good woman looks like, the New York Post reports. The free-agent NFL player appeared on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast’s Sunday episode and had some interesting things to say about what differentiates a woman and a “bad b***h.”
Newton started off by telling hosts Gillie Da Kid and Wallace Peeples about his childhood.
“I had a perfect example of what a man was in my life by my father,” he said, according to the clip shared on Twitter. “My parents have been together for 36, 37 years now and it’s a beautiful thing.”
He continued, saying that he “grew up in a three-parent household.”
“My mom, my father, and my grandmother. And I knew what a woman was, not a bad b***h,” he said.
Newton then described the difference between a woman and a “bad b***h,” explaining that the latter only looks “the part” but doesn’t “act the part,” Fox News Sports reports.
“And it’s a lot of women who are bad b***hes and I say ‘b***hes’ in a way not to degrade a woman but just to go off the aesthetic of what they deem as a ‘boss chick,'” he explained. “A woman for me is handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs. I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of like ‘I’m a boss b***h, I’m a this, I’m a 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.”
People on Twitter were unimpressed with Newton’s comments, which made their rounds on the platform.
“Everyone should learn how to cook. Cooking is not a gender assigned responsibility or obligation,” one user said.
Everyone should learn how to cook. Cooking is not a gender assigned responsibility or obligation. Cam Newton needs to reevaluate some things.
I mean…what woman wants a man that has to be babied and catered to un-needlessly?! https://t.co/udgIOOJ9xv
— Charli Huxley (@ImKnotTheOne) April 11, 2022
This isn’t the first time the quarterback has been under fire for his comments about women. According to the New York Post, Newton faced some heat back in 2017 for throwing sexist shade at a female sports reporter.
Jourdan Rodrigue, then a reporter for the Charlotte Observer, asked the quarterback a question about wide receiver Devin Funchess’ routes. He dodged the question, opting to make an archaic joke about Rodrigue’s gender instead.
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” Newton said, putting the emphasis on the word “routes.”
Rodrigue was quick to clap back on Twitter.
“I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job,” she wrote.