Eve And Sheryl Underwood Speak Out About Kanye West Slavery Comments
The ladies of “The Talk” devoted much of today’s show to their thoughts on Kanye’s recent
Eve reacted to Kanye West’s inflammatory comments about slavery saying,
“Every time I watch these clips, I get emotional… it is so disrespectful. I can’t understand how a black man that was born on the south side of Chicago can have these ideas. I can’t understand… his mother, may she rest in peace, was an African American Studies professor. I cannot understand this. You want to be a free-thinker, you want to be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up. Slavery is a fact. Slavery is part of our history… we cannot forget it… we are still feeling the effects of slavery within our community, within our culture. It hurts me… At the end of the day, we all got lucky and got plucked out of our hoods and live these amazing lives, but you cannot be so far in your bubble to think you are not a part of what this history is… This is a man that I actually used to listen to, this is a person that we used to look to as an artist. Any young brothers looking at me, listening to me today, pick up some Nas, pick up Damian Marley, pick up some J. Cole, pick up some Kendrick Lamar. Listen to these artists. I am done with Kanye.”
So are we Eve. So are we.
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Sheryl Underwood reacted emotionally to Kanye’s comments that slavery was a choice, saying,
“I’m sad to see what it looks like as a man in crisis… what the brightness was, was Van on TMZ having the forethought to be able to clarify and to say what we’re yelling at the TV… I want everybody that’s watching this [that is] not black to understand our origin did not start at slavery. Our origin started beyond 1619 before we came to this country. And the fact that someone would take our history, in their mania, and allow validation of racism, validation of lynching, validation of disenfranchisement. We have not gone far enough in this country, and I’m in tears… I don’t think we can help him.”
“Wherever he is now, the people closest to him, it is time now for somebody to step up.”
THE TALK airs M-F at 2pm ET / 1pm PT on CBS.
It’s great that all these black tv personalities are speaking out about the dangers of Kanye’s comments, but aren’t we only giving him and his stupid quotes more attention by continuing to discuss? Or is it NEEDED to speak out and combat his ignorant influence?