Link: Link: http://deadline.com/2015/03/univision-host-fired-michelle-obama-apes-rodner-figueroa-1201391648/
The latest…Raven Symone endorsing racist comments by fired Univision personality, Rodner Figueroa, who said that the First lady looked like one of the characters on Planet of The Apes. The irony? He claims he’s biracial. As for Miss Raven Symone, she was recently on the view defending him, shocking the View hosts, including Rosie Perez, who said that she’s Latina, but even she found it racist. Who would dare refer to the timeless class of First Lady Michelle Obama?
What’s been happening?
Have many people noticed the number of Black celebrities that seem to be hell bent on expressing to the world just how unhappy they are in their skins? Lil’ Kim, Tiger Woods, Niecy Nash, Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, just to name a few. Even being brazen enough or unfortunate enough to be caught red-handed using bleaching cream. We’ve all used it to even out our skin or make blackheads to disappear, but to continue to use it, hints at something far darker within a person’s soul.
It’s the price Black people and other minorities have paid from being victimized during colonialism, slavery, and Jim Crow. And to think of how so many white people literally risk death to have what we have: MELANIN. It really goes to show just how much ignorance is still being passed down in Black families about skin tone.
All I can say is that it’s a parent’s job to esteem their children. When you hate what stares at you in the mirror; it’s like giving the finger to God–YOUR CREATOR!
My mother always told me that I can do whatever I put my mind too. She’s always encouraged and pushed me to achieve. I’ve never once been ashamed of being born Black, and I don’t have tolerance for Black people who have self-esteem issues. When they make stupid comments to white people or the media; it reflects badly on all of us.
Some of them make me so ashamed, I’d love to have a big conference to not only “out them” to the Black community but to also show them the door–find an island somewhere to take their self-hating asses, then pray for a Tsunami.
Does that sound harsh?
Sorry, but I’m just speaking my mind…and I’m fed up with this weakness.
These days, it seems like everyone is taking pot-shots at Black people, but when Black celebrities “ditto” the ignorance of racists, they are not “for us” they are WITH THEM. And it’s time to call them out!