Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped by The Breakfast Club on Friday morning (Sept. 6).
Buttigieg spoke to host Charlamagne Tha God about the recent controversy surrounding an exchange between Kevin Hart and Lil Nas X on the HBO series The Shop: Uninterrupted in which the pair discussed the "Panini" rapper's decision to come out.
"I think it was the fact that he found it necessary to interrupt Lil Nas X and jump in and let everybody know that he doesn’t care," Buttigieg said after Charlamagne asked why it was a problem if someone says they don't care who a man is sleeping with. "I don’t want to say that I know how this sounds to other people, but I will say that I know a lot of gay people that hear that, and hear something that might not be that different than what some folks hear when they hear somebody say ‘I don’t see color.’ Like, no, this is a thing! As much as we might want to believe that our marriages is going to be treated the exact same, and we just move through society like everybody else and we’re just living our lives…no, this is actually a thing. Kids are are putting bullets through their heads over this, right?"