Crazy Like a Foxx: Jamie Foxx SNL Appearance Highlighted by Racist Jokes

10 Dec

And the hits just keep on coming from Jamie Foxx. Fresh off his Obama is the savior[1] of mankind and better than Jesus tour, Foxx rolls into the once funny Saturday Night Live (SNL) as the host of the week. Going for a little shock and awe of his own Foxx let loose with some racially motivated jokes which are getting attention from all sides. While at first read, the jokes might not seem as ill intended (though still racially charged). But in light of Foxx’s Obama savior comments their intent is very questionable.

Here are some of the comments Foxx made on SNL[2]:

“Black is in,” the Oscar winner said, offering as proof that the NBA’s Nets moved to Brooklyn. “How black is that?” he asked.

He went on to talk about his upcoming role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”

“I play a slave. How black is that?” He asked.  “I have to wear chains. How whack is that?”

But not to worry, he said.

“I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie,” Foxx said. “How great is that?”

What’s sad is Foxx can be quite funny. I remember watching him on In Living Color and rolling at his skits. He’s acting can be quite good as in the move Ray. He definitely has talent on multiple levels. Yet for all the talent he has, Foxx reduces himself to making “jokes” about insulting Christians and racially charged humor. Come on Jamie you’re better than that. There is another part where Foxx is commenting on how before he sings women don’t find him attractive and after he sings a few lines of a made up song women are then really attracted to him is very funny. When he sings the lines he does so with a really great voice and one has to wonder what a dedicated musical career could have been for him.

The backlash would have been tremendous if a white, conservative personality had made a comment like “I kill all the black/brown/yellow/red people in the movie. How great is that?” The mainstream media would have pounced in it faster than Rosie O’Donnell at the dessert bar of an all you can eat buffet. The double standard of accountability shows up again.

I don’t care who they are, jokes like the ones Foxx made will only create division between people. I thought the goal was to move past that and embrace the idea all men and women were created  equal and “where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”[3]

References:

  1. Out Foxxed: Jamie Foxx Shows Complete Lack of Respect for Christians and Their Faith – Clearly Wrong
  2. Jamie Foxx on ‘SNL’ – ‘Great’ to Kill White People in New Movie – Brietbart
  3. I Have a Dream – Wikipedia
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