Screen Junkies » Al Sharpton http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:35:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Mushmouth Supercut: Al Sharpton Doesn’t Know Words http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/mushmouth-supercut-al-sharpton-doesnt-know-words/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/mushmouth-supercut-al-sharpton-doesnt-know-words/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 16:19:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261517 Take a minute to breathe, Al.

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It’s amazing to me that Al Sharpton has spent so many years speaking to cameras even though he excels at mangling words in the most hilarious ways. He’s so creative with his mispronunciations he sounds more like a Bangladeshi rapper than he does someone terrible with the teleprompter.

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Don’t Play: ‘Django Unchained’ Action Figures Causing Uproar http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-play-django-unchained-action-figures-causing-uproar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-play-django-unchained-action-figures-causing-uproar/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:39:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252755 Thankfully they aren't talking action figures.

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Django Unchained has courted controversy from the beginning due to its setting and depiction of American slavery. However, it’s always walked the line between racist/not racist. However, that was before there were action figures.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network called for a national boycott Tuesday of the action figures – some of which are based on Jamie Foxx’s Django, Samuel L. Jackson’s Stephen, and Kerry Washington’s Broomhilda. “Selling this doll is highly offensive to our ancestors and the African American community,” Rev. K.W. Tulloss, NAN’s president in Los Angeles.

Najee Ali from Project Islamic Hope spoke alongside Tulloss in Los Angeles Tuesday and said, “I actually enjoyed the movie, but we cannot support this type of commercialization. I don’t seen any dolls representing Hitler that came from Tarantino’s (Holocaust movie Inglourious Basterds)…I don’t see them making dolls of Holocaust survivors who are bald and starving in concentration camps.”

To that point, it should be said that action figures are available for most Quentin Tarantino films including Basterds however Hitler and Holocaust survivors are not available. Nor were they when the Captain America toy line launched.

On one side of the issue, it’s crass and too soon. On the other side, it could be viewed as empowering to have a figure based on slave-turned-savior. Bottom line, the toys aren’t for everyone. If anyone is interested in giving them to their children, they do so with the responsibility of educating them about that period of American history. And also, don’t open them. They’re collector’s items now. (NY Daily News)

 

 

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MSNBC Mistakes Jesse Jackson for Al Sharpton http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/msnbc-mistakes-jesse-jackson-for-al-sharpton/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/msnbc-mistakes-jesse-jackson-for-al-sharpton/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 MSNBC mistakes Jesse Jackson for Al Sharpton - Watch more Funny VideosWell... kudos, I guess, to MSNBC's Contessa Brewer for not disappearing and leaving a Contessa Brewer-shaped cloud of dust after having the Reverend Jesse Jackson remind her that he is, in fact, not the Reverend Al Sharpton as she introduced him. Apparently MSNBC thinks all wise, elderly black reverends are named Rev. Al Sharpton. Or else they thought Al Sharpton was coming, and he cancelled at the last minute, leaving them with one choice: get "the other one." Then some poor intern forgot to change the script... and the rest pretty writes itself.  Tune in to "Countdown" this evening, when Keith Olberman interviews star of the Lethal Weapon series, Forrest Whitaker. 

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MSNBC mistakes Jesse Jackson for Al Sharpton – Watch more Funny Videos

Well… kudos, I guess, to MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer for not disappearing and leaving a Contessa Brewer-shaped cloud of dust after having the Reverend Jesse Jackson remind her that he is, in fact, not the Reverend Al Sharpton as she introduced him. Apparently MSNBC thinks all wise, elderly black reverends are named Rev. Al Sharpton. Or else they thought Al Sharpton was coming, and he cancelled at the last minute, leaving them with one choice: get "the other one." Then some poor intern forgot to change the script… and the rest pretty writes itself.  

Tune in to "Countdown" this evening, when Keith Olberman interviews star of the Lethal Weapon series, Forrest Whitaker. 

 

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