I never thought that I would agree with rapper Snoop Dogg on anything as he is a supporter of Barack Obama and the liberal agenda, however what he said about the remake of Roots, a 1970s seventies mini-series that broke records for TV viewers and introduced many to slavery in a way that had not been experienced, was bold and deafening.
Snoop Dogg told his online social media followers to boycott the miniseries which started on Monday night. I agree with Snoop because the Hollywood media continues to throw out slavery movie after slavery TV show after slavery movie for mindless low information agitators who don’t want to read or research the truth about anything.
I could go into the black history that some of our young people probably have never even heard of before. They don’t know anything about prominent blacks that were killed by Democratic KKK members in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They do not want to hear about how the first slave owner that had slaves in America was black.
From Hollywood Reporter:
“They going to just to keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh?” the rapper says.
Snoop Dogg has no plans to watch the Roots remake, and he’s telling his fans to also boycott the show.
The rapper sent out his message over social media on Monday.
“I’m sick of this shit. How the f— are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “They going to just keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh?”
The History channel’s revival is a four-part, eight-hour series that debuts Monday.
Snoop said he has no interest in new shows and movies — specifically mentioning 12 Years a Slave — that “keep showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.”
“I ain’t watching that shit, and I advise you motherf-—ers as real n— like myself; f— them television shows,” Snoop said. “Let’s create our own shit based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F— that old shit.”
The original series, based on Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, debuted on ABC in 1977.
Here is the original trailer for the mini-series:
It’s hard to see what this new presentation does that a re-airing of the original wouldn’t. Also, it doesn’t move the needle, and we’re in an era where African Americans in all forms of media are valiantly pushing forward. In other words, this remake has very big footsteps to fill, and while it walks confidently in high-fashion footwear, it doesn’t fill the imprint.
The majority of remakes are unnecessary. Hollywood has lost all creativity so they just want to see how many different versions of Batman, Superman, and Spiderman people will pay to see. Roots is just another unfortunate byproduct of this trend.
Did you watch the opening of the miniseries or will you watch the remake of Roots at any time after it airs? Do you think this remake for the Black Lives Matter movement was justified? Add your comments below and let us know what you think. I want to hear what’s on your mind.