Biden wet leg hair comment: Former US vice president and Democratic Party frontrunner Joe Biden has reportedly refused to explain what he meant by Roaches in a 2017 video. The video has stirred controversy as Biden used the term roaches without any context. Many people in the US thought the vice president used the term against the African community while others are thinking who let him get in front of a microphone again.
In the video, the former US vice president reminisced about summers at the pool where kids would rub his leg hair and how he loved kids jumping on his lap. But Biden’s “wet leg hair” statement issued in Delaware didn’t go down well with the Americans after the video resurfaced on social media last week. Many called Biden’s comments inappropriate and creepy.
In his autobiography Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Biden has mentioned that he was the only white lifeguard at the Prices Run swimming pool in Brown-Burton Winchester Park in Delaware. on June 26, 2019, 55 years after he quit the job as a lifeguard, public swimming in Wilmington, Delaware was named after him.
Though Biden was talking about his tenure as a lifeguard, some people were perplexed by another portion of his speech. Online website Racial Slur Database, says “roach” as an offensive term used against African Americans.
However, this is not the first controversial comment issued by Biden. The Democratic Party leader, a known motormouth, has courted controversy in the past over his racially insensitive remarks.
Earlier, during his early days in the US Senate, Biden had warned that busing would lead to a racial jungle, to his 1988 presidential run, in which he downplayed his support for civil rights to court Southern voters. In 1988, the US vice president downplayed his support for civil rights to court Southern voters.
Biden, who served America as its 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017, is a candidate for president in the 2020 election. In 1988 and in 2008, he had unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware.