Samuel L. Jackson is NOT here for Ben Carson’s ignorant comments about slavery. After the former Republican presidential candidate suggested slaves were basically hardworking immigrants, Samuel took to Twitter to slam him. WATCH Ben’s outrageous speech below, and check out Samuel’s epic response!
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even harder for less,” Ben Carson, 65, said on March 6 while speaking in Washington. “But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land,” he added. This is our new United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, people. WATCH above!
Samuel L. Jackson‘s response was simply outraged, “Immigrants? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAF*KKA PLEASE!!!” he tweeted, adding an Uncle Tom reference in the hashtag.Take a look:
OK!! Ben Carson….I can't! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
Sounds about right.
A HUD spokesman told Good Morning America that no one present for the retired neurosurgeon’s speech “was confusing voluntary immigration with involuntary servitude. Please,” as multiple outlets report. Okay, except that Ben Carson did.
Samuel wasn’t the only one to be outraged by the slavery comment. “This can’t be real. Slaves were not & are not immigrants. 2017,” Chelsea Clinton tweeted. “If you think Ben Carson’s slaves are immigrants comments are bad just wait until somebody tells him to finish this and says ‘Raindrops..'” Charlamagne Tha God also wrote. The Internet exploded right around then, and rightfully so. Check out more angry reactions below:
Ben Carson said slaves were immigrants who came over here & worked for less. By "came" you mean FORCED and by "less" you mean NOTHING
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) March 6, 2017
— Candi (@justlikecandi_1) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson referred to slaves as immigrants who came here in slave ships, so he must think Jewish ppl were in summer camp in Auschwitz
— Michael Stringfellow (@FuzzyKnight) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson is a living oxymoron. How can u be an expert on the brain and still say shit that makes us believe u don't have one 🤔
— Jiselle Garcia (@garciajm24_) March 6, 2017
BREAKING: Ben Carson to undergo surgery to remove his own brain.
— Michael Blackman (@mikerblackman) March 6, 2017
Slaves were immigrants? In search of the American Dream? Ben Carson, what a delusional statement about ppl KIDNAPPED & FORCED INTO SLAVERY.
— Marcia D (@marciad216) March 6, 2017
In other words, Ben Carson needs to take a seat. It’s what’s best for everyone.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Samuel’s response to Ben’s obscene comment about slavery? Tell us where you stand on all this!