Weatherization Assistance Program

"There's some holes in this house!"

From 1976 until just quite recently, there was nothing funny about the Weatherization Assistance Program. But for this year's National Weatherization Day on October 30th, those initials "WAP" got Ryan Clancy's juices flowing. The Milwaukee County Supervisor promoted the program on his personal Facebook page with an image of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. That meme, along with a press release describing W.A.P.'s benefits, caused a public backlash. Now, at the bequest of the weatherization staff, Clancy has issued an apology.

The news was first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With all the grace of Old Media, it described "WAP" as "a song so vivid and explicit in its description of female sexual fantasies that we can't even explain the title." [...]

From his Facebook post, the chief complaint seems to be the same as always: that Cardi B and Megan are too dang sexy. The Journal Sentinel also noted comments such as, "White male politician... using sexualized Black women's bodies to get attention." However, it's worth noting that this complaint came from a white person offended on Black women's behalf.

Others expressed support. One person said, "Ryan I as a Black woman found this to be witty and awesome. I'm sorry that boomer Whyte ladies thought it best to tell you how to market a program that benefits all! It's a cool program, and a Milwaukee County Supervisor thought he had a a cool way to promote it." Another woman wrote, "As a retired hoe who lives with holes in my house I think this is witty and on trend."

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4 Responses:

  1. Elusis says:

    I read this entire excerpt in the voice of long-time "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" panelist Roxanne Roberts.

    • Jim says:

      Way more convincing than Mo Rocca's story about the lawyer who managed to stuff his entire business suit into his briefcase to excuse himself from missing a filing deadline.

  2. Krisjohn says:

    I read it all in Gilbert Gottfried's voice.

  3. Jyrgen N says:

    Oh! These are not the weather girls... Wow.

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