Rape culture is a very serious topic involving how rape is normalized in society. Although this topic is controversial, there are some things that make rape appear normalized within our communities. Charlamagne Tha God being a perfect example of this, with his past that is barely talked about, including recent incidents. What makes this slightly disturbing is with one incident (the recent one) he openly admitted to rape.
Charlamagne Tha God is a popular radio talk show host who host The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club is a radio show located in New York City. Now Charlamagne has already had serious allegations all the way back in 2001, where problems regarding statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl (him being 22 at the time). But recently in a Brilliant Idiots Podcast, Charlamagne mentions previous sex charges he dealt with, including the charge over 18 years ago with the 15-year-old. He also openly talks about an incident on having sex with someone after affecting their drink. Giving her Spanish Fly, he then engaged in sexual intercourse with her. According to Charlamange, his other friends initially tried to engage sexual acts with her as well, but he stopped that from happening. He doesn’t view it as rape interestingly.
Here is a video of the part of the podcast where he tells the story, it is somewhat disturbing how graphic he spoke upon it.
What does this say about our culture today? Very disappointed indeed. What are your thoughts on Charlamagne’s statements and previous accusations? Either way, the controversy is there!