Tuesday, May 8, 2007

safe space (or a lack thereof)



I would like to thank D.L. Hughley for further degrading these women--this time on network tv. D.L. Hughley willingly took part in the desecration of the black female body-- calling the Rutgers players ugly and nappy-- proving that he too ascribes to the mandates of white supremacist patriarchy.

And to add insult to injury: When the crowd responded to his remarks with sounds of shock and disdain, Hughley asserted that he was just saying what everyone was thinking.

Yes D.L., people might have had similar thoughts. But it took you, as a black man, to validate them.

3 comments:

Camille said...

the video's been pulled off youtube. I've heard that the big networks troll around and pull videos off youtube, but some have them on their own websites, so you might be ableto link to it that way.

Josh said...

Melay, you can get the embed off the following link.

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIqD1GCvedw

This could get pulled too because it's not NBC. I don't think they have a version containing this scene.

Gem said...

I sent the following to Rev. Al. I hope he proves he is not a hypocrite.

To: Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network a

The comedian, DL Hughley recently made the following comments on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:

"There were some nappy headed women on the team and those are some of the ugliest women I have ever seen in my life.” DL HUGHLEY on Jay Leno.

Where is the outcry from mainstream media, the African American community, or all these people that called for Imus' head on a platter?

The Rutgers Women's Basketball team members are beautiful! When the world gave them an opportunity to rage and unleash a fury toward Imus, they didn't. That's beautiful. When they had the eyes of the world on them, the exhibited grace and dignity. That's beautiful. When they had every reason and opportunity to malign and attack Imus, they forgave him. That's beautiful. D.L. Hughley's latest venture was canceled so he tried to piggyback on a painful period in our history by attempting to get a laugh on the cheap and THAT. WAS. UGLY!

WhatAboutOurDaughters.org is dedicated to combating negative portrayals of African American Women in popular culture. Apparently after Studio 60 went belly-up, DL landed at BET, the bastion of black empowerment ( NOT!). His new show on BET is called S.O.B., a hidden camera reality show. Ask Viacom, the owner of BET, if this is the kind of message it wants to send to African American women and girls. What about our daughters? Or are you only concerned when the degradation of Black women comes from outside the community?