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MKE Co. Supervisor apologizes after using Cardi B's 'WAP' to promote Weatherization Assistance Program

Posted at 12:46 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 13:54:00-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County Supervisor has issued an apology after he used Cardi B's song "WAP" to promote a weatherization program.

Supervisor Ryan Clancy apologized and stated that his post "landed badly" after he used a photo of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallionfrom the music video for "WAP" to promote the Weatherization Assistance Program.

According to the Milwaukee County website, the program provides qualified Milwaukee County residents with a one-time, annual payment toward heating and electric bills.

In the song, Cardi B says the line "wh**es in the house," and Clancy changed it to "holes in the house" to talk about weatherizing your home before it gets too cold.

He made another connection to the song by calling the Weatherization Assistance Program WAP.

Following the post from Clancy, the weatherization program asked Clancy to take down his post because it didn't read well to some viewers.

Clancy did just that and posted a comment on top of the original post, and deleted the photo.

[edit: my original sharing of this press release contained an image which did not accompany the original text. My...

Posted by County Supervisor Ryan Clancy on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Clancy said he initially used the photo in an effort to "draw attention to both this excellent program and to a song which has at its core a message about empowerment, reclaiming and destigmatization."

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