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NFL star Cam Newton came under fire on social media on Monday for his comments about women.
Newton appeared on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast on Sunday. The veteran quarterback was asked about his upbringing near the start of the series, and he started talking about his family and how he was raised by “the perfect example of what a man was.” at his dad’s.
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“My parents had been together for 36, 37 years now, and that’s a beautiful thing. I grew up in a family with three parents – my mother, my father and my grandmother. And I knew what a woman. Not bad b—-. A woman,” Newton said, adding that for him, a “bad b—-” was someone who “looked the part” but didn’t” plays the role”.
“And there are a lot of women who are bad b—-es and I say ‘b—-es’ in a way not to degrade a woman but just to get out of the aesthetics of what ‘they regard as a ‘boss’ chick.’ To me, a woman manages her own but knows how to meet a man”s needs. I often think when you get that aesthetic like “I’m a b—- boss, I’m a this, I’m a that”, no baby. But you can’t cook. You don’t know when shut up. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”
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Newton said he didn’t want to sit behind the mic and criticize women, but wanted “men to start being men.”
“That asshole shouldn’t be rewarded,” he said. “When a person behaves, in terms of social media, and it’s a fraud in real life. Every person who has money, every rich person is not a real person, and I think that it’s kind of misinterpreted in this society now because a lot of people have money, but they’re not genuine people.”
His remarks angered NFL fans on social media.
Newton is currently an unrestricted free agent. He joined the Carolina Panthers midway through the 2021 season after a few injuries jeopardized the team’s quarterback situation.
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He had 684 passing yards and four touchdowns in eight games.