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Jamie Foxx: 'black people are the most talented people in the world'

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Actor Jamie Foxx is again facing a backlash for making a controversial, racially charged remark, this time for making a statement about black superiority during an NAACP awards ceremony. Foxx declared that black people are the 'most talented people in the world' at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards, drawing the ire of conservative critics who took offense to what they considered a racist remark.

As he accepted the Entertainer of the Year Award during the Feb. 1 ceremony, he praised other luminaries such as Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier, saying that he was humbled by the amazing people he shared the stage with. 'Black people are the most talented people in the world. I, it’s, I can’t explain it,' Foxx said. 'You can’t sit in this room and not watch Gladys Knight sing and go like, “Golly, what in the world?”'

The site NewsBusters, which claims its mission is to expose the media's bias toward the left, picked up on the comment and writer Noel Sheppard criticized Foxx for what he lambasted as a 'really stupid' remark. 'Can you imagine the heat a white actor would get if he said at a nationally televised awards ceremony, "White people are the most talented people in the world?" Sheppard wrote. 'Probably be the end of his or her career.'

The site Red Alert Politics, which caters to young conservatives, described the comment as a 'backhanded' criticism of 'performers of all other races.' 'Foxx shouldn't ignore other talented actors and singers who may not share his skin color,' wrote Kelsey Osterman.

It was hardly the first time Foxx had caused this sort of stir. He took flak for at one point comparing President Barack Obama to Jesus. Some of the jokes he made on a recent 'Saturday Night Live' episode to promote his new film 'Django Unchained' didn't sit well with some observers, either. Foxx said on the comedy show that, in Quentin Tarantino's latest history-revising revenge-fantasy, he plays a freed slave who kills 'all the white people in the movie...How great is that?'

In interviews after the release of the film, in which he is attempting to rescue his wife from a cruel slave owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio, Foxx said he expected the movie would provoke strong reactions from the black community and he revealed how 'every single thing in my life is built around race.'

He said that black people are 'always sensitive' about race and often see everything through a racial prism. 'As a black person it's always racial,' he reportedly said, according to the Daily News.

'I don't necessarily speak it because you can't,' he said.
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5 Grand wrote: »
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So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

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AggyAF wrote: »
Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.


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  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentPosts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They want it one way... They want us to b mad humble and smirk in the face of disrespect...
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  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 22,868 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Co sign can't nobody shuck and jive like niggas
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  • gnsgns Bleeding 24/7 Posts: 21,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2013
    'Can you imagine the heat a white actor would get if he said at a nationally televised awards ceremony, "White people are the most talented people in the world?" Sheppard wrote. 'Probably be the end of his or her career.'

    I agree with this, to an extent. A cracca would face flak for this but would prolly be rewarded with a radio program and a multi-million dollar deal. Instead, of their career ending.

    Regardless....Jamie was telling the truth.

    Credit where credit is due though. Blacks might be the most talented but whites are the most talented at profiting off of them.
    Closely followed by Chinks/chanks and Arabs....and the very bottom of the list, other blacks.
  • 700700 Praying 5 times a day to catch a plug Plap City, FLAPosts: 14,494 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2013
    well its not like he lied tho

    people cant handle the truth
    KingJamal wrote: »
    @b00kie do u have any Boosie stories u can tell?

    b00kie wrote: »
    KingJamal wrote: »
    @b00kie do u have any Boosie stories u can tell?
    haha He cool man, I wasn't in the streets but

    He was always lil, like 5'3. But a big mouth, couple times nigga had to square up. At the football game he took that stick the drum major had and cracked a nigga over the head w it and broke the stick

    Nigga was cold on the bball court though, I didn't get that starting spot until he stopped coming to school. School let out at 3 we had to stay till the games at 6 so he used to just rap about whatever people talkin about passng time.

    Then he started hanging w C-Loc and them, rappin/hustling whatever, rarely came to school anymore. When he did he would just be Polo down.... come, counting stacks $ at recess, everybody lookin.

    OH and biology class blunt fell out his ear and the teacher tried to grab it. He twist that lady arm grabbed the blunt off the floor n left. lol
    Far from a groupie...but a Boosie story

    Nga was in the club and I was out and about in another state..I was doing business there and decide to step out...and heard dude was going to be at the club on the radio...Now I don't know dude like that..but again my patnas know dude...I goes to the club..dude has his own section in the club..him and his crew and a few women...I walk up to the area and he comes over and he like you be in B.R. and you be wit such and such and I was like yea..he like mayne what you doing out here..I told him.. he was like..mayne you family come on in V.I.P. and get what you want..you want this..you want that..i was like nah..nga handed me a bottle and told me just to take it...again I don't know dude like that to be gettin a bottle..but the love he showed..I see why ngas love this nga down here so much...so I was leaving the club after he performed..nga was like you good you need bread..you need money on a room..and I was like shocked the nga even reached out like that..and I was like nah.. Nga didn't care who you were..if he fucks wit you..he fucks wit you..that's why alot cats fuck wit the lil nga...

  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 26,233 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MazterChef wrote: »
    It may have been true at one point, but I don't think so anymore. Now everything's controlled by money to the point that a lot of black people willingly sacrifice creativity for whatever will make the most money the fastest. The reason our music, literature, dance, etc... was so good and fresh in the past is because people weren't doing it for money as much as they were doing it for the artistry and the expression.

    Just look at Hip Hop. If you listen to most of the rappers from the past talk about how they got started. A lot of them didn't even think they'd make a career out of it. They were just doing it for the love of the art, and that showed through their music. Nowadays, people know rap can make you a lot of money, so a lot of these new artists are less concerned with making a good product and more concerned with pumping out whatever is likely to be hot.

    watering down your art doesnt equal to having no talent

    No, but if everything is watered down to the point where the talent no longer needs to be fostered to create, the talent becomes nonexistent.
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    But when you die, tell me what the fuck you own.
    When your skin, flesh, and bones find a permanent home
    as food for worms or fossils trapped in stone. - Rza in "What's Going On?"

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  • idoitforhiphop10idoitforhiphop10 Posts: 5,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's the truth.
    Fav Rappers No order:

    Schoolboy Q
    Joey Bada$$
    J. Cole
    Lupe Fiasco
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  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityPosts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    in other news Frank Ocean is gay.



  • nawledge_godnawledge_god Lurk And Talk Shit Chiraq RefugeePosts: 5,620 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2013
    Dude Is About To Get BLACKballed By His Jewish Masters If He Keep Talkin That Shit
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  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Perfect wrote: »
    If people knew history, this would be him just stating the obvious.

    From Ancient times to now its always been true
    I wanna take you higher...
  • Matt-Matt- stew Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    hairline makes whatever he says null and void
  • Dr. StitchDr. Stitch Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Matt- wrote: »
    hairline makes whatever he says null and void

    As fucced up as a lotta yall hairlines be? That just cant be yo logic...
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