Samuel L. Jackson: “I Voted for Barack [Obama] Because He Was Black”
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is know for his penchant for profanity and “I’ll say what the $#@! I want to say” mentality. At 63, the Hollywood mainstay has made a name for himself thanks to his no-holds-barred ability to convey whatever thought is on his mind regardless of what you might think. And, if you don’t like it? Well, you can go the $#@! to sleep!
With that in mind, we were still shocked when we heard what the Pulp Fiction star had to say about the 2008 Presidential election. During an interview for Ebony‘s March 2012 issue, the African-American star admitted that it was the color of President Barack Obama‘s skin—and not the content of his character—that garnered his support.
“I voted for Barack because he was black,” Samuel admitted to Ebony. “That’s why other folks vote for other people—because they look like them. That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me. In the end, he’s a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do. I know politicians say —-; they lie. ’Cuz they want to get elected,”
But Jackson didn’t stop there. The celebrity continued his rant by dropping the N-bomb a few times when referring to Barack’s supposed “lack of blackness.”
“When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a n—-,” Samuel told the black glossy. “A n—- is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. N—– don’t have beers at the White House. N—– don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A n—- would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?”
In closing, the actor implored Obama to get tougher if he gets re-elected. “I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years,” Jackson said, “cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”
Do you agree with Samuel L. Jackson? Or, should his freedom of speech be revoked?