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.