Of course, had the comments been true, Banks would have had every reason to be disgusted, shocked and angry, but her response was still one that perpetuated violence. Reacting to the tweets, Palin delivered a powerful response explaining that the article was fake and encouraged Banks to use her voice for something really great instead of criticizing her.
What happened next was just a tad bizarre, as Banks offered an apology, sort of, before taking aim at Sarah’s daughter, Bristol Palin.
“Twitter is not real, neither is your opinion of me! If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those cotdamn [sic] kids!!!!” Banks tweeted.
But if you thought that Bristol was going to let that comment slide, well, you’d be so wrong.
Taking to her Patheos blog to respond, Bristol created a post titled, “Azealia, which of your songs will teach me your values?”
Speaking of the “threats” that Banks directed at her mother, Bristol wrote, “It is unfortunate people in my generation think they can do, and say, whatever they wish without any sort of consequence. There are consequences for every action you make Miss Bank$, and there will be consequences for your unimaginable threats.”
She makes a good point: Because of the barriers that technology puts up, many people feel it’s perfectly acceptable to say vile things on social media without repercussions, but online hate and bullying should really not be tolerated. And while it’s unfortunate to see women embroiled in online feuds instead of supporting one another, Palin’s words do serve as a reminder for us to really think before we speak, or in this case, type.
But instead of wanting to “waste another minute of [her] day addressing” Banks, Bristol instead focused on the tweet that was directed at her — in which Banks claimed she could have learned something.
“So, I looked up your lyrics,” Bristol wrote. “Which song should I have been listening too? ‘Hood Bitch,’ ‘P-U-S-S-Y,’ ‘Queen of Clubs,’ ‘Grand Scam’ or ‘Big Talk?'”
“Just let me know,” she concluded.
Hopefully, Banks doesn’t rise to the comment and this feud can finally be over.