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"REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLOGIZE"


  

          

REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLOGIZE
FOR DESECRATING THE NAME OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BY AIRING A
TASTELESS " BOONDOCKS EPISODE" ON KING DAY

New York, NY (Tuesday, January 24, 2006) ---Reverend Al Sharpton is
calling upon Cartoon Network and Aaron McGruder to apologize for
desecrating the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January
16th, Cartoon Network marked Martin Luther King Day by premiering a
"Boondocks" episode by Aaron McGruder entitled, "The Return of the King,"
which featured the civil rights pioneer emerging from a coma and having to
deal with post 9/11 America. Reverend Al Sharpton, who is one of the
country's foremost leaders for civil rights, is calling upon Cartoon
Network to apologize and to discontinue airing this episode. According to
Sharpton: "Cartoon Network must apologize and also commit to pulling
episodes that desecrate Black historic figures. We are totally offended by
the continuous use of the "N" word in McGruder's show. While I can
appreciate Mr. McGruder and his achievements, this particular episode is
over the line. If we don't receive an apology, we will picket the corporate
headquarters."

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
booo. But perhaps I'm proving his point. lol
Jan 24th 2006
1
He'd better love that shit or leave that shit alone.
Jan 24th 2006
2
AMEN!!!!!
Jan 28th 2006
47
oh yeah.
Jan 24th 2006
3
this post needs an OVATION!!!!!
Jan 27th 2006
40
Maybe this is why the N word was mysteriously missing from the most rece...
Jan 24th 2006
4
this is fucken idiotic out of all the things to protest lets protest
Jan 24th 2006
5
RE: this is fucken idiotic out of all the things to protest lets protest
Jan 24th 2006
6
      RE: this is fucken idiotic out of all the things to protest lets protest
Jan 28th 2006
45
RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO...
Jan 25th 2006
7
L Sharpton.
Jan 25th 2006
8
RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO...
Jan 25th 2006
9
Ain't nobody thinking about Al Sharpton...
Jan 25th 2006
10
Damn...
Jan 25th 2006
11
write a cartoon about AL then apologize at the end.
Jan 25th 2006
12
RE: write a cartoon about AL then apologize at the end.
Jan 26th 2006
28
I wonder if he watched the episode himself
Jan 25th 2006
13
email address for Reverend Run-My-Mouth
Jan 25th 2006
14
Bullisht
Jan 25th 2006
15
I don't fuck with Al Sharpton
Jan 25th 2006
16
don't believe for one minute..
Jan 30th 2006
50
RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO...
Jan 25th 2006
17
RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO A...
Jan 25th 2006
23
RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO...
Jan 25th 2006
18
his little ass pickets ain't gonna do no shit in the '06
Jan 25th 2006
19
his little ass pickets ain't gonna do no shit in the '06
Jan 25th 2006
20
get Firefox, it's 2006 for crying out loud!!
Jan 30th 2006
51
This is a job for the Dark Crusaders!!!!!!!!
Jan 25th 2006
21
YES!!!
Jan 25th 2006
26
suspect...gimme a link....
Jan 25th 2006
22
RE: suspect...gimme a link....
Jan 25th 2006
24
      RE: suspect...gimme a link....
Jan 25th 2006
25
Sharp is a nut
Jan 26th 2006
27
RE: Sharp is a nut
Jan 27th 2006
43
Cartoon Network DID NOT apologize!!!!!!!!!! (Link & Swipe)
Jan 26th 2006
29
this coming from a guy endorsing car title loans...
Jan 26th 2006
30
RE: this coming from a guy endorsing car title loans...
Jan 26th 2006
31
      based upon this...
Jan 26th 2006
33
           I agree with Prince!!!
Jan 26th 2006
35
Man, please....
Jan 26th 2006
32
RE: Man, please....
Jan 26th 2006
34
my bad on other post - this goes here...
Jan 26th 2006
36
i can imagine him picketing sayin NO ROGER, NO RERUN, NO RENT
Jan 26th 2006
37
well, cartoon network apologized, so now what?
Jan 27th 2006
38
RE: well, cartoon network apologized, so now what?
Jan 27th 2006
39
why would there be no boondocks if king were alive?
Jan 27th 2006
41
      RE: why would there be no boondocks if king were alive?
Jan 27th 2006
44
how many times did DR. King picket against something black operated?
Jan 28th 2006
46
Things that make you think
Jan 28th 2006
48
RE: well, cartoon network apologized, so now what?
Jan 28th 2006
49
Cartoon Netwrok DID NOT apologize
Jan 30th 2006
53
Wow. Two men involved in civil rights pointed against each other.
Jan 27th 2006
42
al really needs to shut the fuck up...
Jan 30th 2006
52
Doesnt the good Reverened have a hair appointment to be at right now?
Jan 30th 2006
54
RE: Doesnt the good Reverened have a hair appointment to be at right now...
Feb 08th 2006
55
Al Sharpton is a poor excuse for black leadership
Feb 08th 2006
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RE: Al Sharpton is a poor excuse for black leadership
Feb 09th 2006
57
uh oh...Aaron better watch out
Feb 09th 2006
58

Invisiblist
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1. "booo. But perhaps I'm proving his point. lol"
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2. "He'd better love that shit or leave that shit alone."
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47. "AMEN!!!!!"
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Sat Jan-28-06 09:29 PM by WarriorQueen360

  

          

Amen. that nigga needs to find a pork chop and shut the fuck up

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3. "oh yeah."
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aaron's killing the black community with his blasphemy of dr. king and his use of the n-word. but sharpton - he's doing just the opposite!

what's that you say?

sharpton is endorsing a predatory lending firm that charges triple-digit interest rates and preys on poor minorities?

-->http://www.eurweb.com/story.cfm?id=23962

well, nevermind then. long live the boondocks.

  

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40. "this post needs an OVATION!!!!!"
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>sharpton is endorsing a predatory lending firm that charges
>triple-digit interest rates and preys on poor minorities?


well said my friend.

very well said.

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4. "Maybe this is why the N word was mysteriously missing from the most rece..."
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5. "this is fucken idiotic out of all the things to protest lets protest"
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Tue Jan-24-06 08:39 PM by Menphyel7

  

          

one of the few "only"? black shows who having the balls to stir up some shit.

IF MLK was here he'll probalby say "nigga shut up". Go do something construictive instead of trying ot tear down a black man who is at least trying to put an another image of black people on the tv.

maybe the show will prove its point and it will get people angry.

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6. "RE: this is fucken idiotic out of all the things to protest lets protest"
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Al Sharpton is misinformed about this subject. Regarding the "N" word (nigga--I said it a la Chappelle show), Dr. King has been known to use this term during his days on Earth. While I am sure he would not agree with such a word being broadcasted throughout the media, the cultural significance of this show exceeds the repetitive use of the word, "nigga." Sharpton must also discern the difference between the racial epithetic term of nigga and the endearing term nigga. In an age where BET is doing more to desecrate Black folk than any network known to man (well, besides Fox News Network), I am surprised that Al Sharpton is not attacking Viacomm. Sharpton must stop attacking the advocates of Black progress and attack the ones who are actually destroying Dr. King's legacy.

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45. "RE: this is fucken idiotic out of all the things to protest lets protest"
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>In an age where
>BET is doing more to desecrate Black folk than any network
>known to man (well, besides Fox News Network), I am surprised
>that Al Sharpton is not attacking Viacomm. Sharpton must stop
>attacking the advocates of Black progress and attack the ones
>who are actually destroying Dr. King's legacy.

Wurd.

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7. "RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO..."
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I got love for ol boy Al Sharpton, but fuck outta here wit dat.

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8. "L Sharpton."
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9. "RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO..."
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i try to hang with al sharpton but if he look passed the "comedy" portion of the episode and focused on the point that aaron mcgruder & LES were making then he'd realize that not only did this ep need to be aired but that he should take many statements from the MLK speech (on the cartoon) and start to work on them. because, truthfully, too many things go on that these "so called" leaders let happen DAILY! and then love to bash a black man that makes a valid point. it's true...PERIOD. instead of focussing (i hope i spelled that right) on the word nigger/niga (whatever), he needs to focus on the whole speech at the end of the episode and start to work on that.

i could go on and on but i stop for now.

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10. "Ain't nobody thinking about Al Sharpton..."
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...he hype nigga looking for a revolution like a crack head trying to get a fix.

Al Sharpton step your game up.

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11. "Damn..."
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...this is just the start.

If the rumors are true, I just hope they don't go as far as they did with Chapelle on this.

Let's just enjoy the Boondocks for as long as we can (for now).

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12. "write a cartoon about AL then apologize at the end."
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28. "RE: write a cartoon about AL then apologize at the end."
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nah. in the comic strip, huey was campaigning for al sharpton every year. i guess thats gonna stop.

BUT IS IT REALLY REAL??

  

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13. "I wonder if he watched the episode himself"
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or if one of his aides told him about the show and said this is a great media opportunity.

  

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14. "email address for Reverend Run-My-Mouth"
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if anyone wants to tell al how mistaken he is;

forum@Sharptonforpresident.org.

  

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15. "Bullisht"
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I think the episode on point creatively, comedicly, and socio-potically. It was funny. It was creative and artist. And it had an extremely serious message. I believe that Dr. King would be apalled at were we are today, and would continue to act. And that would include pointing a finger at the black community.

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16. "I don't fuck with Al Sharpton"
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Of all the problems Black America and America in general are goin through, this nigga decides to talk about a cartoon that mainstream america dont even watch. I strongly believe that this nigga didnt even see it! The government is just using him to try to convince us that criticizing ourselves so that we may improve ourselves is wrong.

  

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50. "don't believe for one minute.."
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that mainstream america is not watching this show...
they ARE watching, watching very very closely....

  

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17. "RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO..."
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Al Sharton needs to protest BET and these maintream rappers that desecrate the Black community. I would admit that Dr. King's use of the N-word was over the top but, if he were alive today and saw all of the isht that was going on in the African American community and how many people have tarnished his dream--calling them "N***a" would be letting them off easy.

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23. "RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK &amp; AARON MCGRUDER TO A..."
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Wed Jan-25-06 05:23 PM by CRATEWORM

  

          

>Al Sharton needs to protest BET and these maintream rappers
>that desecrate the Black community.


THANK YOU!!!

If this is true, I can't believe he wants to protest a thought provoking show like Boondocks, and lets BET advertise "Beef I, II, and III" like every commercial break.

... not to mention all the other bullshit BET feeds to the youth

  

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18. "RE: REV. AL SHARPTON CALLS FOR CARTOON NETWORK & AARON MCGRUDER TO APOLO..."
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i actually missed this episode (AND the repeat, go figure). is there a recap somewhere?

  

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19. "his little ass pickets ain't gonna do no shit in the '06"
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get with the times man. He better get an internet petition going or something

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20. "his little ass pickets ain't gonna do no shit in the '06"
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my thread posted twice + the 3 explorer windows I had opened closed.

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51. "get Firefox, it's 2006 for crying out loud!!"
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I just figured this scrolling shit out!!!

  

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21. "This is a job for the Dark Crusaders!!!!!!!!"
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26. "YES!!!"
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^^I was waitin' for it...

him Bill n' Oprah prolly syncronizin' they watches n' shit after HEARING about that ep....

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22. "suspect...gimme a link...."
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24. "RE: suspect...gimme a link...."
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aaron posted it on myspace

  

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25. "RE: suspect...gimme a link...."
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060125/ap_on_en_ot/people_sharpton_3

  

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27. "Sharp is a nut"
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that episode musta flew right over his perm

how you gonna be a civil rights leader and have a perm?

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43. "RE: Sharp is a nut"
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To be fair, Louis Farakhan..

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29. "Cartoon Network DID NOT apologize!!!!!!!!!! (Link & Swipe)"
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Good stuff. I was worried that they might sell Aaron out.

You can read the whole article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060125/ap_on_en_ot/people_sharpton_3

Partial swipe from the article:
Cartoon Network released a statement Tuesday saying the episode is a tribute to King and "in no way was meant to offend or `desecrate'" his name.

"We think Aaron McGruder came up with a thought-provoking way of not only showing Dr. King's bravery but also of reminding us of what he stood and fought for, and why even today, it is important for all of us to remember that and to continue to take action," the statement said.


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30. "this coming from a guy endorsing car title loans..."
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effing ridiculous. i hope macgruder does a show on fake @ss black leaders next season.

  

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31. "RE: this coming from a guy endorsing car title loans..."
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The Boondocks is a terrible terrible cartoon/show. The use of the word "nigger" is just plain disrespectful. It uses the word in the context of pertaining to black people.

The excessive use of the word on a cartoon network watched by young kids is just evil. Just because it comes on at 10pm CST doesn't mean young kids are not watching it. It's on their favorite network, of course they're going to watch it. Adults think that network is "safe" for their kids.

Aaron Mcgruder did a complete 180 on this cartoon versus his comic strip. There was no overuse of the word Nigger/Nigga in the strip, but in the cartoon he's pimping it like Bishop Don Juan. He has to be the Uncle tom coon of the year for this. This use of the word Nigger doesn't prove anything except that it's okay to use the word that represents the degradation of a people. He should be ashamed of his damn self as a man.

Cats getting blinded to the message cuz they suspicious of the messenger, but Rev Al is right. If ya'll knew how many black people got their ass kicked right after hearing that word, then maybe you would see it for what it is. If you somehow think it's cool or "real" to use the word, then you're only fooling yourself.

The word has hurt a lot of people we love called parents and grandparents. Those people are still around, and are still offended at the use of that word. And it probably pains them to hear a bunch of young punks try to make the word "cool".

Aaron McGruder is a real sellout. I guess he thinks it makes his little cartoon "real". The Boondocks comic strip is a good political satire comic strip. The Boondocks cartoon is a bunch of embarrassing bullshit.

Princeguy reviews:

"No pretentiousness.

No pompous re-interpretations.

Sometimes, a movie is just a movie. You work hard for your money.

The decision is yours.

See and enjoy what YOU like."

  

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gizzy_womack
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33. "based upon this..."
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i would assume that we view things differently.

  

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35. "I agree with Prince!!!"
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right on brotha!

Smiling DECREASES wrinkles!

  

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32. "Man, please...."
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I was looking for him to be loud and vocal during the Katrina incident and didn't hear a peep. He and his "I'm only talkin' cuz I think it's a fight I can win" mouth can STFU. I'm not tryin' to hear him.

if i dreamed natural
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woman doing what a woman
does when she's natural
i would have a revolution
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34. "RE: Man, please...."
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what about all the N-bombs dropped when he's on Star and Bucwild? I like rev. Al and all ,but man he's needs to grow up. I think when "black leaders" run low on shine they make up issues. McGruder is expressing the same point he would make it just not as polished. Purposely done I might add. Because, the truth is ugly.

I think I'm being downsized.
All of the job functions that I was hired for are done overseas. And my managers aren't including me in group e-mails. Also, I haven't received my paycheck in the last month and a half.

??????

  

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36. "my bad on other post - this goes here..."
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AARON MCGRUDER JOINS REV. AL SHARPTONS PROTEST AGAINST THE BOONDOCKS

Los Angeles, CA (Thursday, January 26, 2006) Aaron McGruder, creator and
executive producer of the wildly popular animated series The Boondocks
has decided that he will join Rev. Al Sharptons protests against the show
for its use of the N word, and what Rev. Sharpton described as its
desecration of Black historic figures.

I hope Rev. Sharpton will accept my sincere and heartfelt apology for any
jokes targeting Rev. Sharpton in this show, even though I dont recall there

being any" said McGruder. "I intend to join Rev. Sharpton at any anti-Boondocks protest action that he may be
planning. I will bring a picket sign with concise but strongly worded
anti-me language. Ive gone way too far and I feel I need to be stopped.
What the heck, I could use a vacation!

McGruder acknowledged that the fight may be difficult seeing as how the
series was just renewed for a second season, but he plans to struggle alongside
Rev. Sharpton against himself all the way until the summer release of
The Boondocks Season One on DVD

  

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SooperEgo
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37. "i can imagine him picketing sayin NO ROGER, NO RERUN, NO RENT"
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38. "well, cartoon network apologized, so now what?"
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do any of you aaron cheerleaders honestly think dr. king would be okay with this at all? really? can you even picture dr. king using the n-word? how stupid was that honestly? how could that be remotely funny?

i know everyone's desensitized, but try to actually think for a change....dr. king would be picketing this HIMSELF if he were alive. this is a no-brainer.

  

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39. "RE: well, cartoon network apologized, so now what?"
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>> i know everyone's desensitized, but try to actually think for a change....dr. king would be picketing this HIMSELF if he were alive. this is a no-brainer.

Uh, if Dr. King were alive, there probably would be no Boondocks and definitely no issue here.
I like how people ignored every other thing that was right about that episode and honed in on the one time he called everyone "ignorant niggas". People forget that he then went on to speak out on "niggas". But I guess that wouldn't have given anyone the opportunity for ink.


"What's wrong with revenge? It's the best way to get even?
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41. "why would there be no boondocks if king were alive?"
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if anything, there'd probably be a whole BUNCH MORE black comic strips. not one less.

i'm confused.

  

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44. "RE: why would there be no boondocks if king were alive?"
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well there certainly wouldn't be this episode if he were alive...

but the show did hightlight the situation well enough to make his statement at the end poignant, and not just ill-manored or even taboo. but i doubt that al even watched the whole thing.

  

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46. "how many times did DR. King picket against something black operated?"
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http://twitter.com/Menphyel7


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48. "Things that make you think"
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Do you ever think Sharpton is an agent? Think about all the counterproductive shit he says and does???

"the present is a gift, and I just wanna be.."-Common

  

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49. "RE: well, cartoon network apologized, so now what?"
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How can you be so sure Dr.KIng would protest? And so what if he would. Dr. King was a man not God!!!!

"the present is a gift, and I just wanna be.."-Common

  

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53. "Cartoon Netwrok DID NOT apologize"
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Cartoon Netwrok DID NOT apologize. See reply 29 or go here: http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=3&topic_id=94432&mesg_id=94432&page=#94688

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42. "Wow. Two men involved in civil rights pointed against each other."
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that's just great.

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peace & love

  

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52. "al really needs to shut the fuck up..."
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..."desecrating our icons" or some such bullshit... nigga probably ain't even watched the episode.

...i'd love to see a television matchup wherein macgruder rips the shit out of sharpton and tells it like it is about modern "black leadership"... shit... martin's dead and the only real tragedy is that the only people we've got "leading" (that is, gaining the spotlight) are folks like al...

...macgruder verbally slaps sharpton, then walks over to the (heretofore unseen) ropes, where barak obama waits. he tags out to obama, but they double suplex sharpton so hard his hair is nappy again when he finally comes to.

~~~~~
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54. "Doesnt the good Reverened have a hair appointment to be at right now?"
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Or he should at least be applying some Soul Glo somewhere right now. Dripping wet ass slicked back half mullet having mutha...


rediculous.

www.myspace.com/zen1ne

  

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55. "RE: Doesnt the good Reverened have a hair appointment to be at right now..."
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Wow. Over a word that man gave power to. This is why young people are disconnected from these so-called leaders. They whine about nothing and put forth no new intiatives for change. The use of the N-word...pardon me..."Nigga,"...only demonstrated the level of frustration and despair our community has sunk to when the "King" returned. If these so-called leaders taught the 1964-1968 Doctor King more than they taught the pre-1963 King maybe they would feel where we are coming from. I submit that we as a young generation are more in tune with King's vision than his "Dream" and the so-called leaders need to wake up. Brrrrrr....

  

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56. "Al Sharpton is a poor excuse for black leadership"
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What happened to real leaders who didn't jump on something just to build publicity for himself?

There's much more in the world to protest than a cartoon that is comedy.

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57. "RE: Al Sharpton is a poor excuse for black leadership"
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al is gonna get clowned forever on the strip

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58. "uh oh...Aaron better watch out"
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see: Chappelle Theory.
www.chappelletheory.com

  

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