Sarah Palin Responds to Azealia Banks' Gang-Rape Comments, Makes Unfortunate Typo

Source: AP
Source: AP

It would appear Sarah Palin isn't exactly sure of what the word "condoning" means. The former Republican candidate for vice president made an unfortunate gaffe on Tuesday in her response to rapper Azealia Banks saying she should be gang-raped by black men, saying the two should work together instead of tearing each other apart, all for the goodness of "condoning racism."

"Hey Female Rapper — listen up, little darling," is how Palin began a Facebook post Tuesday. "No one has any idea what you're wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me, but you're obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you've been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth."

Read more: Azealia Banks Says Sarah Palin Should Be Gang-Raped By Black Men, Locked in a Cupboard

And then things got good: "Why don't we strengthen both our platforms and work together on something worthwhile — like condoning racism, along with empowering young women to defend themselves against a most misogynist, degrading, devastating assault perpetrated by evil men — rape."

Source: Facebook

Unfortunately, Palin's valid point was masked with an obvious typo. A simple Google search of the word "condoning" might have helped Palin in her thumbs-too-quick moment. Palin has since changed the word to "condemning," which certainly seems much safer and in-line with the message she was attempting to pen for Banks. 

Source: Google

However, even without any typos, Banks' statements regarding Palin were incomparably vile — even for her

"Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headfucked by a big, veiny, ashy, black dick, then be locked in a cupboard," Banks tweeted. "Hideous. At least suck a nigga dick or something before you start talking shit about 'black people willingly accepting slavery.' Least she can do."

Source: Rich Fury/AP

Still, Palin managed to end her post with a slight mix of wit and shade: "Now I'll go through my young daughter's playlist to make sure there hasn't been any inadvertent addition of any anti-woman, pro-rape garbage that you seem to endorse, which perpetuates the cultural challenges we face in America. I encourage other parents to do the same," Palin wrote. "God bless you Ms. Banks, as you consider a change of heart."

Banks, to her credit, seemed to take take Palin's words to heart and issued her a lengthy apology on her Tumblr Tuesday, saying Palin has "a certain 'je ne sais quoi.'" 

"I sincerely apologize for any emotional distress or reputational scarring i may have caused you," Banks wrote.

April 5, 2016 5:53 p.m. Eastern: This post has been updated to include an apology Azealia Banks issued to Sarah Palin.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a culture reporter at Mic, covering news, music and entertainment. He is based in New York and can be reached at criotta@mic.com

MORE FROM

Minneapolis might get a $15 minimum wage, but restaurant workers aren't celebrating

Discord has been brewing in Minneapolis over whether tipped work will be counted toward a $15 minimum wage.

These abysmal new poll numbers for House health care bill don't bode well for Senate version

Only 34% of Republicans approve of the new proposed law.

'Pizzagate' shooter gets 4-year prison sentence, lawyers urged judge to deter vigilantism

Welch stormed a Washington, D.C., pizza place and shot off a firearm because of the internet.

American Health Care Act by the numbers: What to know about Senate Republicans' secret health plan

After drafting the ACA repeal and replace plan behind closed doors, the AHCA is out — and Senate Republican leaders are hoping to vote on it in a week.

9 photos of Tropical Storm Cindy and its aftermath on the Gulf Coast

National Weather Service forecasters estimate up to 10 inches of rainfall fell in areas between southern Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.

Watch Elizabeth Warren school lawmakers on what Planned Parenthood actually does

"I am sick of coming down to the Senate floor to explain to Republicans what Planned Parenthood does."

Minneapolis might get a $15 minimum wage, but restaurant workers aren't celebrating

Discord has been brewing in Minneapolis over whether tipped work will be counted toward a $15 minimum wage.

These abysmal new poll numbers for House health care bill don't bode well for Senate version

Only 34% of Republicans approve of the new proposed law.

'Pizzagate' shooter gets 4-year prison sentence, lawyers urged judge to deter vigilantism

Welch stormed a Washington, D.C., pizza place and shot off a firearm because of the internet.

American Health Care Act by the numbers: What to know about Senate Republicans' secret health plan

After drafting the ACA repeal and replace plan behind closed doors, the AHCA is out — and Senate Republican leaders are hoping to vote on it in a week.

9 photos of Tropical Storm Cindy and its aftermath on the Gulf Coast

National Weather Service forecasters estimate up to 10 inches of rainfall fell in areas between southern Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.

Watch Elizabeth Warren school lawmakers on what Planned Parenthood actually does

"I am sick of coming down to the Senate floor to explain to Republicans what Planned Parenthood does."