Candace Owens defends Harrison Butker's 'homemaker' remark and criticizes Jason Kelce for 'recoiling' from phrase

Candace Owens defends Harrison Butker's 'homemaker' remark and criticizes Jason Kelce for 'recoiling' from phrase
Candace Owens took issue with Jason Kelce's take on Kansas City Chiefs Harrison Butker's remark about homemakers (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Candace Owens has stepped into the controversy surrounding Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker's recent "homemaker" comment, directing criticism towards Jason Kelce in the process.

At Turning Point USA's Young Women's Leadership Summit on June 8, Owens expressed her support for Butker's remarks regarding women's preference for being homemakers. Not only did Owens endorse Butker's stance, but she also took a swipe at Jason, who had voiced disagreement with Butker's statement.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MAY 24: Candace Owens is seen on the set of
Candace Owens expressed her support for Harrison Butker's remarks regarding women's preference for being homemakers (Getty Images)

Candace Owens takes issue with Jason Kelce

Speaking about Jason's reaction, Owens remarked, "I just thought to myself, Jason Kelce, what do you not agree with specifically? What is it that he said that you don't agree with? And then people came at him and were like, 'Hey man, like your wife is a homemaker. That's literally what your wife does', and he totally recoiled to the phrase 'homemaker'."

Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during Kansas City Chiefs media availability ahead of Super Bowl LVIII at Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa on February 08, 2024 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Following the controversy stirred by Butker's comments, Jason, along with his brother Travis Kelce, addressed the issue on their podcast, 'New Heights', released on June 24. Jason expressed his disapproval of Butker's suggestion that women should prioritize homemaking after earning a degree.



 

"I've had so many people ask me, 'What would you do if your daughters had to sit there and listen to somebody tell them after they just earned a degree that they should just go to a line to be homemakers? And I would say if my daughters listen to anybody tell them what to do — that they should be homemakers — then I failed as a dad," Jason claimed.

Responding to Kelce's viral opinion, fans took to social media to troll him, referencing his wife as a homemaker. In defense of his wife, Kylie Kelce, Jason took to Twitter to clarify their family dynamic and reject the homemaker label.

Jason Kelce and Kylie Kelce with their daughters (@kykelce/Instagram)
Jason Kelce defended his wife Kylie as his 'equal' after an online troll called her 'homemaker' (@kykelce/Instagram)

"I don’t think of Kylie as a homemaker, I think of her as my wife. I think of her as a mother. She has an occupation, as do I, and we keep our house the best we can. Our marriage is a partnership, we are equals who are figuring it out on the daily," Jason stated in his tweet.



 

"If being a homemaker works for some, and that’s what they want, then hell yea, that’s awesome, more power to you. I want to be clear, I’m not downplaying that at all, but that is not our family dynamic," he concluded.



 

Netizens react to Candace Owens's stance on Harrison Butker's 'homemaker' comment

A user commented on YouTube, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."

Another added, "The homemaker is the most important JOB in the world."

 

A  user said, "I was a single father in the 80s at the age of 25. I wore ever hat. Homemaker is an honorable in my family."

 

"As I'm a mechanical engineer, my wife called herself a domestic engineer. :)" mockingly said another user. 

 

"If anyone thinks being a "homemaker" is easy they've never had to care for children. Taking care of a household and making it a home while caring for children is a monumental job It's tantamount to having two full time jobs," stated a user.

"Keep speaking the truth Candace! Thank you," read a comment

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