Comedian Larry Wilmore called Barack Obama the n-word and got away with it? If a white man would never think of doing such a disgraceful thing, imagine the headlines. There is a double standard and Wilmore proved it!
Of all things to say to the president in front of the whole country, what would possess Wilmore to choose that word? Shock value? Did he think it was funny? Easily, one of the most disrespectful moments – if not the most disrespectful moment – of presidential history that I’ve ever witnessed.
Even Al Sharpton had a problem with it as I read in the Daily Mail and I agree whole-heartedly.
From Daily Mail:
Rev Al Sharpton disapproved of Larry Wilmore’s use of the N-word toward President Barack Obama at the end of his White House Correspondents’ monologue.
Sharpton said that ‘many of us are against using the N-word period’, at MSNBC’s after party following the event, according to the Los Angeles Times.
‘But to say that to the President of the United States in front of the top people in media was at best in poor taste.’
‘When I was a kid, I lived in a country where people couldn’t accept a black quarterback. Now think about that.
‘A black man was thought by his mere color not good enough to lead a football team. And now to live in your time, Mr President, when a black man can lead the entire free world. Words alone do me no justice.
‘So, Mr President, I’m going to keep it a hundred. Yo, Barry, you did it, my n***a!’ Wilmore shouted as he pounded his chest.
Obama pounded his chest back and smiled before shaking hands with Wilmore, showing he was not offended by the gesture and words.
Sharpton told the LA Times that Wilmore’s monologue ‘was all right until he dropped the N-word’, adding that he believes Wilmore was ‘trying to in his own way to act like he was relating’.
Perhaps this was some kind of passive-aggressive act. Perhaps he thought this would be a way to make white people feel like they are outsiders and this was a uniquely African American moment. If so, doing that at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is certainly odd timing.
And even if he was trying to make a uniquely African American moment, I’m sure he could have found another way to accomplish that without addressing the first African American president with the n-word. Really, what was he thinking? It was a really disgraceful stunt.
Here are things that have gotten worse on Obama’s watch.
- Racial relations the worst they have been since the riots of Rodney king
- Obama has added more to the debt than all the other presidents combined.
- Health care is ruined. Insurance companies will go bankrupt this year.
- ISIS was not even around until Obama.
- We had not have a terrorist act on this land until Obama. Now we have had two, with Boston Bombing and San Bernardino.
So in summation, we are are more worried about many things that we were not worried about. America needs a change. We need a strong leader. That is why I am voting for Trump, the great communicator.
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