Somebody Needs to be Fired: Michael Jackson’s Funeral Nominated for a NAACP Image Award

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, SMH, What the Hell???

The NAACP Image Awards is losing all credibility for being a legit awards show. As ifThe Real Housewives of Atlanta being nominated for an Image Award wasn’t enough ridiculousness, Michael Jackson’s funeral has also been nominated. The former president of the NAACP’s Beverly Hills Branch, Billie J. Green, has decided to call the organization out for this foolishness.

What the hell is going on over at the NAACP???

Billie J. Green:
Even though entertainers did perform, it was still a memorial service/funeral to honor this young man… The NAACP’s Image Awards were created to honor people who portrayed positive images of African-Americans in the entertainment industry. This show has always been a legitimate awards presentation. Unfortunately, this recent nomination of Michael Jackson’s memorial service/funeral has resulted in the ridicule of the Image Awards as a legitimate awards show. This nomination is an embarrassment to the past and present members of the NAACP and the African-American community as a whole.

As someone who has worked closely with the NAACP to create jobs and positive images in the entertainment industry, I am truly ashamed of this recent nomination. Please see below for some additional information that I have provided for your perusal.

Thank you for your time. I hope that you can do something to correct this situation.

We completely agree with Mr. Green on this matter something needs to be done. He also should have called them out for nominating those hoes that are making a mockery of black women.

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Comments

  • I Am Legend (Is Part Of The Illuminati)

    Illuminati

  • listen

    this is a sign that soon, there will be no more award shows – clearly there isn’t enough GREAT material out there to be considered. a funeral/memorial should never be considered for an award. i give the naacp image award show a few more years before it is no longer televised.

  • KaiTHIZZLE

    I AM WAITING ON MR GREEN TO EXPLAIN WHY HE HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS. AND WHY HE FEELS THIS WOULD BE A MOCKERY. PEOPLE TOO MANY TIMES SAY THIS IS WRONG AND THAT IS A MESS, BUT FAIL TO EXPLAIN WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM. HE STATED THIS, BUT ABSENT ARE HIS REASONINGS.

  • missy

    lol…are you serious??????????????

  • Mr. GQ

    2nd!!!

  • Aunt Viv

    The nominations were announced last week. Quite frankly, while this nomination is truly sickening (RIP MJ), it’s not at all surprising. The NAACP of today is a sad shadow of what it used to be, and the “image” awards show is a joke.

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    MJ’s funerla getting nominated is down right stupid! The NAACP is a disgrace as well as a big joke!

  • Aunt Viv

    Just because the nominees are black, it doesn’t mean they automatically portray a positive and uplifting image of us. There are several nonsensical nominees this year, but the MJ funeral thing definitely takes the cake.

  • KaiTHIZZLE

    I am still waiting on the reason why some people are saying that it is stupid, or what have you. What about it makes it so wrong?

  • MeAndYou

    @ KaiTHIZZLE, if you can’t figure it out then you’re an idiot. How can they nominate a funeral service/ memorial? Like, what the heck is that?! It’s a memorial service for crying out loud. Are they honoring MJ, his death, or the people that performed and put on this “positive” memorial service?

  • AWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAP!!!!!

    There are several nominees in recent years that have made you want to scratch your head. But, with THIS new development, yeah, that whistling sound your hearing is their credibility plummeting.

  • Nique

    Bc it was a FUNERAL! I mean what other reasoning do ppl need to see the ridiculousness in the nomination?!?!

    The fact that he distanced himself from some members of his family, only to have them show up acting as if they were best friends. Jermaine and Joe were shameless @ their attempt for personal gain…

  • sexiTrini

    clearly, entertainment is in so much trouble that they have to find other means to give out rewards smh

  • KaiTHIZZLE

    @MeAndYou

    Because you are obviously not able to communicate with someone who does not feel the way that you do without acting like an immature grade school student, I will respond to someone who obviously knows how to debate qwith someone with a difference of opinion, without calling names.

    Nique…firstly we do not know what EXACTLY it is they are honoring. I have gone to several funerals, some of them very very sad, and some of them uplifting, and more of a going home type ceremony. Everyone does not see death/funerals as sad. Some people see it as this person is in a better place. They were suffering, they were dealing with tremendous mental problems etc. To me the show is obviously trying to continue to honor this man, because of all he has given this world in the way of his talent and humanitarian efforts. The ceremony. And they are not honoring the funeral, it is the ceremony that they are honoring, because it was a beautiful, heartfelt celebration with powerful speeches (Al Sharpon) Heart felt and powerful performances (Usher) I really do not see the problem with this at all.

  • MadeByChevy25

    Yea… I mean seriously… come on now…

  • Britchick91!

    lmao WHAT?!

  • Alrighty Then...

    Perhaps because it was a FUNERAL!?!??! Image award???? Seriously??? Straight joke. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that… or does it?

  • Nique

    @KaiTHIZZLE

    You are beating a dead horse trying to get me to understand your reasoning with their decision. If they want to HONOR MJ then they should’ve chosen another category!

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  • KaiTHIZZLE

    @Nique..

    I am not beating a dead horse. I gave you one explanation, and it was not to change your opinion, it was to offer a difference of reasonings. We all have our own thoughts and opinions. but do not become closed minded into thinking that our thoughts, opinions and theories are law, or the only ones out there. As many of you as there are condeming this, there are tons and tons of people who have no issues with it.
    Respectfully submitted

  • Wendy

    @ KaiThizzle

    I understand that your views are different from most, but I can’t understand why you would think it’s ok to honor a/any funeral. Can you explain why you don’t think this is foolish??

  • TestingTesting123

    Maybe they figured if they did this, they would get attention.

  • B3 Fearless

    I also think they are exploiting it for ratings as well.

  • bria

    What other black shows would they nominate. There aren’t any. I think that is just sad and pathetic.

  • MrTavMarie

    Wow. This really sad. There’s not that many black people out there to “honor” I guess.

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