A day after it was reported that Sherri Shepherd told black Christian women’s magazine Precious Times that she has had “more abortions than she would like to count” and that she wished Barbara Walters could be “saved,” Shepherd clarified her remarks on air during “The View.”
“Barbara if I offended you in any way, I apologize. I love you,” Shepherd said, after admitting her comment was a joke gone wrong.
She also stated that this statement was left out:
I had suffered from a lot of shame and guilt, and I didn’t know how to forgive myself, and a wonderful woman at one of the women’s conferences I speak at came to me and said, “Sherri, you know when you get to heaven all your babies are going to be there saying, ‘Hi momma.'”
Rapper Nas protested outside of the FOX news headquarters yesterday afternoon. He has joined colorofchange.org and moveon.org to deliver 600,000 petitions against the FOX network in light of their many racist and unethical remarks about Obama, and blacks period. Nas told a reporter the following:
“Fox poisons the country with racist propaganda and tries to call it news.”
The network responded by saying:
“Fox News believes in all protesters exercising their right to free speech including Nas who has an album to promote.”
Last month, Fox News referred in a graphic to Michelle Obama, the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, as “Obama’s baby mama.” Later, the network said a producer “exercised poor judgment” during the segment.
Check out the video of the protest below:
If you’d like to support this protest, and seek an end to the FOX networks racial remarks, visit www.colorofchange.org and sign the petition.
Aint this some ishhh. This controversial cartoon thats is on the cover of this week’s New Yorker, Barack and Michelle Obama are depicted in an offensive manner. The picture above depicts Michelle Obama with an afro, AK-47 machine gun (poking fun at her American Revolution thoughts) Barack Obama is depicted as a muslim ( poking fun at his the Muslim controversy that he’s been denying since the beginning of his campaign), and it also shows a picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall, as well as the American Flag burning in the fireplace.
The New Yorker had this to say about the cover:
On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of the The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”
A representative for Obama had this statement as well:
The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”
The Cartoonist who drew the political cartoon made this statement:
I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is.
I think this mess was so uncalled for. And the man who drew this and the New Yorker, should be sued for this horrific cartoon. FOOLISHNESS.