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Star Jones had quite a bit to say to resident asshole Bill O’Reilly on his statements about Michelle Obama:

“I’m sick to death of people like Fox News host, Bill O’Reilly, and his ilk thinking that he can use a racial slur against a black woman who could be the next First Lady of the United States, give a half-assed apology and not be taken to task and called on his crap.

What the hell? If it’s ‘legit,’ you’re going to ‘track it down?’ And then what do you plan to do? How dare this white man with a microphone and the trust of the public think that in 2008, he can still put the words ‘lynch and party’ together in the same sentence with reference to a black woman; in this case, Michelle Obama? I don’t care how you ‘spin it’ in the ‘no spin zone,’ that statement in and of itself is racist, unacceptable and inappropriate on every level.

O’Reilly claims his comments were taken out of context. Please don’t insult my intelligence while you’re insulting me. I’ve read the comments and heard them delivered in O’Reilly’s own voice; and there is no right context that exists. So, his insincere apology and “out-of-context” excuse is not going to cut it with me.

And just so we’re clear, this has nothing to do with the 2008 presidential election, me being a Democrat, him claiming to be Independent while talking Republican, the liberal media or a conservative point of view. To the contrary, this is about crossing a line in the sand that needs to be drawn based on history, dignity, taste and truth. Bill, I’m not sure of where you come from, but let me tell you what the phrase ‘lynching party’ conjures up to me, a black woman born in North Carolina . Those words depict the image of a group of white men who are angry with the state of the own lives getting together, drinking more than they need to drink, lamenting how some black person has moved forward (usually ahead of them in stature or dignity), and had the audacity to think that they are equal. These same men for years, instead of looking at what changes, should and could make in their own lives that might remove that bitterness born of perceived privilege, these white men take all of that resentment and anger and decide to get together and drag the closest black person near them to their death by hanging them from a tree — usually after violent beating, torturing and violating their human dignity. Check your history books, because you don’t need a masters or a law degree from Harvard to know that is what constitutes a ‘lynching party.’

Go head Star.  We know that was a lot but there is more….Click here for Star’s Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly in its entirety.

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Comments

  • Sarafina

    Who cares Im first!

  • Real Talk

    ok and life goes on

  • http://www.myspace.com/monicarandell Bird

    Whatever Star. You better worry about your gay husband.

  • Bubblebox

    My friend told me that they saw their profiles with hot photos on “millionair efriends com”. Is that true? Maybe… OMG, are they looking for new relationships?

  • MarieDaGuru

    She’s on point.

    Everybody wanna hoop and holla Amen if it were Jesse or Al.

    I don’t care how f’d up she look and how gaylord her husband is we need to all stand together when it’s an issue of civil rights and liberties.

    Sometimes writing and boycotting is better than all the marching and loud annoying award show speeches. (I’m talking to you Kanye)

  • MarieDaGuru

    KZZMERGHTHERE

    –Agreed

  • Jlove

    Well i care ^^^.Well spoken Star. I am just as fed up as u with the disguised racism in this country. but, u can’t change the ignorance of some so i dimiss their SELF HATRED, because in reality thats what it all boils down to. I love my black skin and thats all that matters no man or woman White or Black can take that away from me!

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    @ Sarafina, Real Talk and Bird

    STFU Bubblebox

    If anything Star should get Kudos for clowning this racist ass clown. This is REAL TALK.

  • Jlove

    Some peoples comments on her husband and personal life have nothing to do with the topic at hand…..lol, some people kill me

  • Stringer Bell V 2.0

    @ buddlebox…stop trying to sell that damn site alredy…

    @ Star Jones.. GO HED

    @ Bill O “racist” Rielly.. Fear of a black planet.

  • Dannie Fresh

    This is what’s wrong with the state of Black America. More disturbing than O’Reilly’s comments are the comments/reactions to Star Jones’ open letter. WTF does this have to do with her personal life???? SMDH … backwards azz negroes. Maybe some of you are okay with O’Reilly saying “lynching party” when speaking about Mrs. Obama, but as a black woman I am NOT! Wake the eff up my “sisters”!

  • Grace

    What did Bill Say?

  • Kompton's Kutie

    Thank U Star!

    Glad she said something! Good, becuz he is always out of order!

  • ari

    seriously what does her personal life have to do with commenting on bill o’racism

    some ppl are just ignorant smh

    mad respect to star for stepping up and shutting that clown down

  • MIKKIMO

    @kzzmerght..whatever I agree with Black Folks step up. we are so close to having a black president

  • Aoki Lee

    Kudos to Star Jones! Let’s see how many supposed ‘brothas’ stand in her defense on this topic!!

    It seems such a shame that whenever a white man say’s something “out of pocket” about a black woman, black men never stand up to our defense!!! Let a non jewish person make a rude remark about their race of women & I bet ALL within the jewish community would stand TOGETHER!!!

    Why is it that Star Jones is the only celeb to find offense with this idiots remark? Lynch Party- humm???

  • Hope

    Bill O reilley is a RACIST BASTARD, always has been always will be, what more do you expect from him? He purposely uses these statements to get a rise out of people! I also remember plenty of times when Star was smilling in his face on The View so I don’t know how she got all of a sudden enlightened!

  • ~*~IslandNik~*~

    i thought i was the only one who found that comment racist.. i was shocked myself to hear it.. im glad she said something.. its a large effort.. n the only visible attempt to shut the clown up.. where r are the black activists???… i didnt hear anythin from any1 else

  • bree

    oo i love it!.. Well said Star..im glad someone other than Ludacris is calling Bill O Reilly out on his bulls*it

  • Cake

    To Bird,

    You sound about as IGNORANT as they come! How would YOU feel is Bill O’Reily got up on his soap box & bashed YOU?!

    Go on Star!!! You damned right he need his Irish ass told off!!!

  • Annie

    Well said, Star.

  • Corey S.

    BLACK PEOPLE DAMN!…CARE!!! this is real talk right here…. STAR is articulately defending OUR PEOPLE! CARE ABOUT THT!!!

    GOsh i know its not some new dance step or juicy gossip about whos sleeping with who or wore what. BUT U NEED 2 care about these things. These things influence public policy and public policy influences the LAWS. yikes….you all make me scared about our future….

  • Cookie

    THIS IS HOW YOU CUSS A MUDDA/FADDA OUT, WITHOUT USING PROFANITY!!! You expose, educate,and dismiss! I LOVE IT!!!!

  • http://mahoganyonthereal.wordpress.com Southern Belle 225

    @KZZ and MarieDaGuru..I stamp and cosign with you both! Star’s apperance and personal life is so small in comparison to what she is talking about. And, I am so surprised that other black celebrities didn’t jump on this. They should have at least had a comment or response to his racist ass!

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    @ Bohwe

    What’s the issue? Did you read that? Are you seri?

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