Benedictine College student criticizes Harrison Butker’s speech as ‘terrible’

Benedictine College student criticizes Harrison Butker’s speech as ‘terrible’

A graduate of Benedictine College has posted her response to Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s controversial speech on TikTok, saying it was ‘f***ing horrible.’ 

Fresh from receiving her diploma, Susannah Leisegang offered her firsthand account of being among the crowd for Butker’s misogynistic commencement speech, which took place last Saturday in Atchison, Kansas. 

‘Alright… Well, since I have about two hundred of y’all, congratulating me and asking me what the f*** I was thinking during the speech, I thought I’d respond… uhm, yeah it was f****ing horrible,’ she said at first. ‘Some of us did boo. Me and my roommate definitely did. There was a standing ovation from everyone in the room. Except from me, my roommate and about 10 to 15 other women. 

‘You also have to keep in mind this was at a Catholic and conservative college. So, a lot of the men were like, ”F*** yeah.” They were excited.

‘But it was horrible. Most of the women were looking back and forth at each other like, ”what the f*** is going on? Like, did he just come here to speak about politics and his views on women? That’s all you got for graduation, commencement speech. Are you kidding?”’ 

Susannah Leisegang – a Benedictine College graduate – gave her account of Harrison Butker’s speech on TikTok on Wednesday, describing the contrast in reaction between men and women

Butker has faced backlash for telling some of the women graduates that they should be more excited about becoming stay-at-home wives rather than forging their own careers

Butker has faced backlash for telling some of the women graduates that they should be more excited about becoming stay-at-home wives rather than forging their own careers

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Leisegang, who has 1,406 followers on TikTok, added that she already has a job lined up at a ‘nationwide magazine company, doing layout and photography’. She enters the work field with a bachelor’s in graphic design.  

‘So yeah, I’m excited for what my career brings me…’ the Colorado-based influencer said. ‘And no I’m not a f***ing homemaker… 

‘Also, I’m 21 Question mark. Getting married and having kids is not my ideal situation right now,’ she then pointed out, adding that Butker’s speech ‘was definitely horrible’ before claiming ‘it definitely made graduation feel a little less special, knowing I had to sit through that and get told I’m nothing but a homemaker. 

‘But thank you all for congratulating me. It means a lot. I cried a little bit reading all y’all’s comments but yeah love y’all.’

On Thursday, former California first lady Maria Shriver, who’s also the ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other celebrities have criticized Butker for his remarks.

The NFL has distanced itself from Butker's views. He has peen a part of the Chiefs since 2017

The NFL has distanced itself from Butker’s views. He has peen a part of the Chiefs since 2017

The L.A. Chargers have also trolled the three-time Super Bowl champion upon the announcement of their schedule for the 2024 NFL season. 

Kansas City’s X account also weighed on its kicker’s comments, as well as the NFL.

On May 11, the 28-year-old Butker told graduates at Benedictine College that women should not be in the workplace, as he also referred to Pride Month as a deadly sin. 

He also urged male students to ‘be unapologetic’ about their masculinity and ripped into U.S. President Joe Biden for being a pro-choice catholic.

A viral petition demanding the Chiefs to dismiss Butker has now gathered 174,000 signatures.

 

 

 

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