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Saturday, May 26, 2007

No double standards here...

If it was wrong for Imus to say it, why the fuck does D. L. Hughley (whom some would call facially-challenged his own damn self) think it's all right to go on Leno and tell a worldwide audience that he thinks the Rutger's women's team members are indeed nappy-headed and ugly. Here's a quote:

"They weren't ho's, but there were some nappy-headed women on that team," Hughley said as the studio audience gasped - and laughed. "Shut up. I'm gonna say it. I don't give a damn if y'all like it or not, you know it's true. Them is some of the ugliest women I've ever seen in my whole life."

I know Fugley's whole shtick is the diss and put-down, but sometimes his shit just isn't funny, as was the case with his Leno appearance. And if we're going to hold Imus responsible for his antics, I don't see why Fugley should be let off scott free. Someone should have ridden his ass about the disrespect he showed the team. You think these words hurt these young women any less than when they came out of Imus' mouth? I know Imus is (was) considered part of the "media," and was thus held to a higher standard of conduct, but Fugley is definitely part of an equally disturbing problem where black men casually and sometimes venomously put down black women - and in this case, all just for a cheap laugh.

One columnist asks: "Black men, why do we hate our women? Why do we belittle and degrade them? First it was the rappers with their lyrics and videos, now black entertainers from other venues are joining in. Before you say Hollywood did it first with movies in the early years where black women could only be maids or prostitutes, I'm not dealing with Hollywood. Hollywood's image of black women in the beginning up to the blaxploitation films of the 1970s were generally negative because that's what made money, like rap does today.

"We as black men cannot allow any man regardless of his color to demean our women and sit back and say or do nothing like it's OK. I would like to think D.L. Hughley has had time to think about his remarks and regrets having said them, but I don't think that will be the case. Personally, I have enjoyed his humor over the years and I will miss him because I can't support him in any future endeavors he may undertake."

Well, I never liked any of Fugley's routines, and I now see I'm vindicated in my tastes. Good riddance.

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