Monday, November 03, 2008

Soulja Boy & Orlando Jones Thank Slave Masters







According to BET and Eurweb.com, 18-year-old rapper Soulja Boy thought slavery was a very, very good thing. BET’s Toure interviewed (Stupid) Soulja Boy at BET’s “The Black Carpet” event. He asked the artist to name an historical figure he hates the most. Toure provide a few hints for the young’un: Hitler, Bin Laden, or the slave master.

According to Toure, (Stupid) Boy responded, "Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa. We wouldn't be here to get this ice and tattoos."

If this is true, I wish I could chalk this up to youthful ignorance. But 40-year-old actor/comedian Orlando Jones offered a similar sentiment as the character Steven in the film Primeval. He said (paraphrasing)—'thank goodness for slavery because it got Black folks out of Godforsaken Africa.' In either forum, these are outrageously racist things to say.

Both Soulja Boy and Orlando Jones need a visit from the Drop Squad.

1 comment:

xaiverca said...

Wow! The stupidity abounds. I don't call myself anything close to being a historian or much of a world traveler but the only element of truth in their comments are seen in the state of African affairs currently. I for one am glad that I don't live in Africa now. I'm not sure what difference there would be right now there if export of slaves had not have happened. But also we can't discount the effect of European meddling in Africa either which has caused all sorts of issues with their health, economy, political state, etc..... Africa, with all their abundance of precious resources SHOULD BE at the most a major Superpower right now as a Continent. I don't know if their could have ever been a United Africa as a nation state but can you just imagine if it was? I don't know if Soulja Boy & Orlando Jones were being truly ignorant or just speaking from their material greed, but I will never see slavery as a good thing, EVER!!!

X.