The Daily Grind Video

Last week two young men, one 17 and one 15, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at Drew High School in Georgia. We may never know if these words had anything to do with what they did.

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“When you get to late middle school, early high school and you start feeling a certain way about the girls… I’m going tell you a couple tricks,” Too Short said in the video.

“A lot of the boys are going to be running around trying to get kisses from the girls… We’re going way past that. I’m taking you to the hole.”
Then, the 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Todd Anthony Shaw, asks women off camera to “cover their ears” to avoid being offended.

Short then describes a scenario in graphic detail. “You push her up against the wall,” he continued. “You take your finger and put a little spit on it and you stick your finger in her underwear and you rub it on there and watch what happens.” Then he calls it fatherly advice!

As a 14-year-old high school student, I find it irresponsible for that kind of message to be given to young men, many of whom have no father figure.

I am glad that (XXL Editor-In-Chief) Ms. Satten gave an apology, however that is just not enough.

She was entrusted with a huge responsibility and must now do what is right for the magazine and for youth in our community by resigning as the EIC. 

No, this will not take back or erase the fact that hundreds viewed the video.

It is a start, and I know that as publisher, this magazine values its readers and sponsors. Please consider how many will leave if Ms. Satten remains in her current position.

As National Youth Director of National Action Network’s Youth Move I have a responsibility to my office to protect my generation whenever possible.

If Ms. Satten is allowed to run XXL, we will send letters, emails, and blogs to your sponsors asking them to stop advertising with you. As publisher of XXL you are in control.

Your publication is a reflection of its editor and chief and they control every aspect. Please do the right thing.

-MaryPat Hector