'Stop being so close-minded and dumb,' the rapper urged trolls who took issue with a young boy playing with a kitchen set.
Cardi B is calling out people who still get riled up over ridiculous notions about traditional gender roles. On Thursday, the 29-year-old rapper put an end to an online debate about what kind of toys are appropriate for boys when she clapped back at folks who took issue with a young boy playing with a kitchen set. The issue came to Cardi's attention when Twitter user @SheerOpulence2 posted a picture of the child playing with a toy pot, writing: "People on Facebook are having a full-blown gender war about this photo."
People on facebook having a full blown gender war about this photo 😭 pic.twitter.com/LKDodTnre2— Reginald (@SheerOpulence2) December 1, 2021
The Twitter user also shared a screenshot of one man's strong opinion about boys pretending to cook. "DO NOT buy your son a kitchen set for Christmas... get him a toolset... don't put the wrong ideas in [your] son's head at an early age," the "manly" man proclaimed to the internet. @SheerOpulence2's tweet gained a lot of attention on the social media platform as the aforementioned "full-blown gender war" also ensued on Twitter. While many proud parents shared similar photographs of their young sons having the time of their lives playing pretend feast in their tiny fake kitchens, some were determined to hold on to their sexist views about a man's place in the kitchen—or lack thereof.
Its never this serious dawg 😭 pic.twitter.com/dg4Vq2pQYh— Reginald (@SheerOpulence2) December 1, 2021
"Whats purpose does it serve to get a fake kitchen for a boy? Get him his toys and legos to work on muscle memory," wrote @VerginityRocks. Meanwhile, @Jashn76 pointed out how utterly ridiculous it is to attach gender roles to toys. "Here is my opinion, as someone nobody asked... Everybody should learn to cook, it is an essential life tool... putting gender roles to something like that is silly..," they tweeted while @Nolamama69 added: "Putting gender roles to anything is silly, imo."
on today’s episode of “you should’ve sat there and ate ya food” ft facebook pic.twitter.com/yQuKGUP9bj— maybe: janeā 🎄 (@byeeitsjanea) December 1, 2021
Manning that fiery grill ain’t the same as adding milk to your chicken Alfredo … Idk what to tell you lol— Regular Timeline Hank (@hanx3sports) December 3, 2021
If your son wants kitchen set, what will you do? Give him the set to make him happy, or give him something that will not make him happy?— Crazy Martin (@CrazyMartin3) December 3, 2021
With over 161k likes, @SheerOpulence2's tweet eventually reached the eyes of none other than Cardi B who made a very interesting point about why trolls who have an issue with a child's kitchen set should take a hike. "The fact that Ryan's World, the little boy from YouTube makes millions and he [has] a kitchen set like this and y'all worry about if this gay or not. Stop being so close-minded and dumb," she tweeted. Cardi's frustration was met with a wave of positive reactions from netizens who couldn't agree with her more on this particular topic.
"What the MEN need to worry bout more than a kitchen set is learning how to stay CONSISTENT in their kid's lives regardless if they're with the mama or not and have it not be toxic for the child… Let's start with that instead of them worrying bout kitchen and cooking smh," tweeted @KeptItTooReal4U. "How frail is your masculinity that some pots and pans have the power to make you feel less of a man. That kitchen set can inspire your son to become incredible chefs like Gordon Ramsay or Wolfgang Puck. Ya'll don't need to procreate w/ this b-s mindset," wrote @O_BabyNC.
Man I agree! It’s ridiculous grown ass adults are making fun of this little boy. Shows that there are no morals in todays society https://t.co/7RGyzCOw60— Skoop® (@Official__Skoop) December 2, 2021
This whole debate over lil boys having kitchen sets is mad triggering. My dad legit argued my mom down abt buying me one. I did turn out to be gay… but that ain’t the point 😂 https://t.co/sxgy2Ll5y2— J Aye (@politicopapii) December 2, 2021
This debate is ridiculous, especially considering the professional cheffing world is dominated by men. Smh. https://t.co/pIJrObPPzz— Lolo✨ (@MissLoOShea) December 2, 2021
"I bought my son a kitchen set when he turned 3. We basically played with it for over a year. He liked cooking me food and he laughed when I acted like it was bad. It's about memories and fun," shared @SplinterOfJoy. "My son has dolls, monster trucks, a toy kitchen, superheroes etc. He plays with everything. He asks for his nails painted pink like mama and then runs around in the mud with the dog catching bugs. People need to let kids be kids and stop pushing their insecurities on them," tweeted @jassca36.