Samuel L. Jackson issues challenge to fellow celebs to ‘sing out’ (literally) against racist police

Samuel L. Jackson issues challenge to fellow celebs to ‘sing out’ (literally) against racist police
Samuel L. Jackson as Jules in "Pulp Fiction"

I greatly admire Samuel L. Jackson for the commanding job he did in “Pulp Fiction,” where he played one of the scariest hit men ever to grace the big screen. I just wish he would stick to acting and stop acting out.

Jackson who is something of a self-avowed racist — he freely admits to having voted for Barack Obama based on the color of his skin — declared after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin that that it’s “open season” on young black men.

Now he is at again. On Saturday Jackson posted a message to his 2.5 million followers on Facebook, which presumably include other members of the rich and famous Hollywood set, urging them to sing out against the “racist police.” As Zach Noble of TheBlaze writes, Jackson is seeking to start a viral trend like the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge.” Except instead of attempting to divert dollars to a genuine problem, he is out to inflame passions over an as-yet unproven allegation.

“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head,” he says in the video that follows, “Here’s a chance to do something else.” He then demonstrate that his talents as a performer don’t extend to crooning. The lyrics, if you care to sing along, are as follows:

I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe.’
Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.
Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.
We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.
We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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