Yesterday, rapper TI, made some very controversial statements about his 18-year-old daughter's virginity. The 39-year-old rapper said on a podcast that he takes his 18-year-old college student, Deyjah, to the gynecologist every year to have her hymen checked - to ensure that she is still a virgin.
The rapper told the hosts that after the teen's 16th birthday party, he put a sticky note on her door that read, "'Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.'"
Fans of the rapper went crazy when they heard his remarks and flooded his social media accounts with various comments - and most of which were highly critical of him. They called the rapper and reality star a controlling and overprotective dad, and labeled his actions as "sexist."
Well, now his daughter Deyjah is also taking a public stance against her father's comments. Late last night, the 18-year-old beauty went on a Twitter "liking" spree - liking dozens of posts that were critical of TI.
That was her way of showing her disapproval of both his comments and actions:
"This is horrible on so many levels," tweeted Jennifer Gunter, a prominent gynecologist, in another long thread explaining what the hymen is and debunking common myths about it.
"No exaggeration, T.I. invading the space and humanity of his daughter like this is one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard," tweeted author Frederick Joseph.
The practice of "virginity testing" was condemned by the World Health Organization, U.N. Human Rights and U.N. Women in 2018 when the organizations issued a statement demanding the elimination of the practice. Virginity testing also referred to as hymen, "two-finger" or per vaginal examination, "is an inspection of female genitalia designed to determine whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse," according to the WHO.