- The Washington Times - Monday, July 22, 2013

In defense of reproductive rights, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry removed her earrings and replaced them with a pair of tampons during her program Sunday.

“Of course, you’ll remember that the Texas state Legislature said that you couldn’t bring tampons in when … these women [were going to], in fact, stand up for their own reproductive rights. You weren’t allowed initially to bring tampons. So, just in case that ever happens again ladies, you can just bring them on your earrings,” the host said.

The comments come after the Texas Department of Public Safety reported July 12 that it had confiscated a variety of jars containing excrement and paint, as well as bricks, tampons, pads and condoms from protesters meant “to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol.”

Apparently, Miss Harris-Perry’s producer handcrafted the earrings for her to wear during the show, but viewers took to Twitter to express their confusion.

“Just make your point the extra drama is not needed!” one user wrote.

Harris-Perry continues msnbc’s prop comedy during live shows. As @Lawrence actually ate cereal on show, she puts on #TamponEarrings,” said another.



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