Tuesday 14 May 2024

Kamala Harris Punctuates Live-Streamed White House Event With F-Bomb

 Vice President Kamala Harris let an F-bomb slip during a live-streamed White House event on Monday, and immediately asked the audience to “excuse” her language.

Harris made the comment during a conversation with comedian Jimmy O. Yang (“Crazy Rich Asians”) — during the annual Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Legislative Leadership Summit — about how minorities needed to stand up for themselves.


During the event – which is a part of the White House’s efforts to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month — Yang began with a question about Harris’ experience as the first woman to be elected to the vice presidency.

“We have to know that sometimes people will open the door for you and leave it open,” the vice president said, noting that some opportunities were easier to come by than others — and suggesting that sometimes it was necessary for people to make their own opportunities.

“Sometimes they won’t, and then you need to kick that f***ing door down,” she said, adding, “Excuse my language.”

The audience laughed, and Yang responded with a joke: “We gotta make t-shirts with that saying.”

Harris went on to talk about the importance of challenging the status quo, pushing limits, and — when necessary — breaking down barriers.

“Here’s the thing about breaking down barriers. It does not mean that you start on one side of the barrier and end up on another,” she said. “There’s breaking involved. And when you break things you get cut and you may bleed. And it is worth it every time.”

“You have to fight for rights for everybody, and you have to be in the fight. You can’t sit it out,” Harris added.

Several other events that are part of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month are on the White House schedule for this week.

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