In an interview published Tuesday, a Hollywood actress known for her racist views threatened to cancel her HBO comedy-drama series if she discovered that first lady Melania Trump were a fan of it.
Less than 24 hours later, the first lady effectively called actress Issa Rae’s bluff by releasing a statement through her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, letting the world know that she does indeed like the low-rated show “Insecure.”
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) September 5, 2018
Yet as of Thursday morning, “Insecure” still hadn’t been cancelled. Apparently, Rae had been full of it. How very liberal of her …
What remains unclear is why exactly Rae feels such a clear-cut revulsion toward Melania. Is it perhaps because of her race? It seems possible based on both the actress’s controversial past statements and what she had said to Glamour magazine in her Tuesday interview.
In the interview Rae described the ecstasy she had experienced when she met former first lady and fellow black woman Michelle Obama in 2017 and discovered that she happened to be a fan of the show. She likewise described how she’d react if she discovered Melania felt similarly.
“It was like talking to my auntie. It bums me out that I will never have that feeling again of the First Family f–king with us so hard and getting us,” she said. “If Melania [Trump] said that to me, I would be like, ‘Well, I guess it’s canceled. We’re not making this show. It’s not ours anymore.'”
But why wouldn’t the show be “ours” anymore if Trump liked it? Could it possibly be because of her race? Unlike Obama, Melania is white, and judging by Rae’s past statements, she’s a fan of neither whites nor really any other non-blacks.
Case in point: Flash back to the night of the 2017 Emmy Awards, when Rae proudly told the media that she was only rooting for black actors: “I’m rooting for everybody black! I am!”
Newsflash to Rae: That’s a racist statement, as noted by a bevy of social media users after she made this outrageous statement last September.
The most talented people should win, not those with certain skin colors
— Hightop David (@HightopDavid) September 17, 2017
Isn’t that racist? Just asking. There are a lot of blacks that have won. What is the problem? One of the richest in the USA is Oprah=black
— Donna H (@Crittermom910) September 18, 2017
But God forbid a white person say they’re rooting for all white people…racist much?!
— Jenn Henry (@j_nicole86) September 17, 2017
She is saying that she doesn’t care if the black actor/actress is any good or not, she’s rooting for them regardless. Simple. Racist
— ❤️45 Deplorable (@gmd13n5) September 18, 2017
The reactions to her latest round of nonsense were similar:
Issa sucks so hard. She is a racist, anti-American who mocks our wonderful First Lady.
— Kitchen chart (@kitchenchart) September 6, 2018
You’re the most racist actress for real. I heard you say some messed up things, things that white people can’t get away with. You have a lot of hate in your heart. Not sexy boo. Grow up.
— Woke Sister (@meratahmed) September 5, 2018
— Matthew Niemiec (@NiemiecMatthew) September 5, 2018
@IssaRae Hope you cancel, you racist, bigot!
— Donna Brant (@golfloving2) September 5, 2018
PLEASE CANCEL! PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE… THEN CRAWL BACK INTO THE HOLE YOU CAME FROM, YOU FILTHY RACIST! — Actress and Poser #IssaRae threatens to cancel her TV programme if Melania Trump likes it https://t.co/bh4xN6D9EU
— Cletus (@Cletus1942) September 5, 2018
What, pray tell, was Rae’s response to Trump admitting she likes the show? To mock her over the phony “two Melanias” conspiracy theory.
Melania or the double? https://t.co/x2KE3RmjDt
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) September 5, 2018
With an attitude like this, it’s unclear why anybody even watches her show.
“[D]on’t get it twisted: Creating something for us and by us—and maintaining ownership of it—is paramount in Rae’s mind, as she told Glamour,” the racist blog reported.
“All I know is who I am. At the end of the day, all I know is my intentions, and no matter what you take out of context, no matter what pictures you post, I know what I am aligned with. I know what my truth is,” she herself said.
The truth is that you are a racist. So are your friends at The Root.
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