Motivational Speaker Gets Lambasted By High School Students for Sexist Remarks [VIDEO]
Justin Lookadoo is a Christian motivational speaker. By his count, he's done about 4,000 engagements at churches, schools and businesses. That's why he says he's surprised at the controversy that followed his program at a Texas High School. But it's not just what he said at the event, it's what students were able to read on his website before the event.
Lookadoo's website, R U Dateable, advises "Dateable girls know how to shut up," among its "Dateable Girl Rules." It also advises that "[Dateable girls] don't ask [guys] out!!!"
Lookadoo has tips on how to be a "Dateable Guy" as well; "Dateable guys know they aren’t as sensitive as girls," he offers. "They know they are stronger, more dangerous..."
He says his presentation was tailored to the high school audience as he addressed relationships, and as instructed by the school's administration, did not talk about religion and did not talk about his "Dateable Rules."
Still, comments he made during the program that were meant to engage his audience, offended some. Lookadoo opened the program with "Ladies, I’m going to say this in the nicest way possible….you are the most horrible, awful, vindictive creatures this planet has ever seen."
The school's Principal issued an apology to those parents and students that were offended.
Lookadoo is accused of gender stereotyping, offensive generalizations and sexism. He stands by his program and his website.
What do you think? Is Justin Lookadoo's perspective a comedic angle on real differences between guys and girls, or are guys and girls really the same and Lookadoo is more like "Look! A doof!"