The #MeToo movement has been one of the biggest stories of the last year. With women teaming up around the world to bring awareness of how common sexual assault is, feminism has been a major topic of conversation in every industry. With the intention to unite women to speak out about their experiences, many powerful people have gotten #MeToo’ed in the last twelve months. Possibly the grandfather of a “secret” child, Dennis Graham is not entirely impressed with how the narrative is being presented in the media, sharing his opinion that both sides are not to blame. In fact, Drake’s father seems to believe that all the blame should be on women for even putting themselves in a position to be assaulted.
While his view is certainly controversial, it mirrors what many men have critiqued about #MeToo since it started to blow up. Graham uttered his thoughts when TMZ caught up with him outside of the club, asking him about Jamie Foxx’s recent “penis-slapping” allegations. While Dennis started out by calmly saying Jamie was his “brother” and that he could not comment on things that happened sixteen years ago, something ticked him off along the way and he started to blurt out his true thoughts. “Stop going to the hotels,” Dennis said referring to the alleged victims, “Same with Bill Cosby. Stop going to their rooms. You don’t have to be in their room. Take your ass home!” Drake’s father continued that men should not be blamed, claiming, “No there’s not two sides to blame. You take your ass home. Don’t go into a man’s room. Don’t go where you might think a man is going to have anything to do with raping you or anything else.”
Yikes. His opinions are bound to cause a divide among fans but this appears to be something he’s thought long and hard about considering the passion in his voice. Do you think the blame should be on both sides or does it lean more towards one party?