Abstinence advocate and culture war blogger Bristol Palin recently lashed out at black actors who have complained that the slate of nominees for this year’s Oscars were all white. In a blog post on Tuesday, Palin said she agreed with Fox News contributor Stacey Dash’s opinion that both Black History Month and the BET network should not exist as special privileges for the black community.
“Either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don’t want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards,” Dash told Fox News host Steve Doocy last week.
“Stacey Dash couldn’t be more right,” Palin commented on her post. “What more do black people want? They complained about slavery – we abolished it. They complained about oppression in the 60’s – we made sure there was no more of it. Then they started bitching about how America has never had a black president – we gave them Obama. Now they’re trying to make it look like we’re intentionally depriving them of money and fame. I mean, come on, people! You’ve got drug dealers, you’ve got rap and hip-hop singers, you’ve got just as much money as white people, and not to mention, your numbers are growing. It seems to me like we ought to be complaining about you, not the other way around!” Palin fumed.
Former Gov. of Alaska’s daughter went on to say that “even if there were black actors who are good enough” to be nominated for an Academy Award, “it’d be too difficult to choose one, since they all look alike.” “How do you tell apart Lawrence Fishburne from Samuel L. Jackson? You don’t! At least I can’t. I mean, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think Sam Jackson played Morpheus in the Matrix Trilogy. So, don’t be talking about the Oscars when you clearly don’t deserve one.”
“And another thing, there are black people in the audience at the Oscars, just like there are millions of black people all across America. Have you ever wondered why black actors never get nominated for an Award? Even though they’ve got millions of their black countrymen in the audience supposedly supporting them? It’s because black people can’t act – and they know it. All they’re good for is dancing, and not like ballet or normal dancing. They can do hip-hop and street dancing and that’s it. When it comes to a fine art like acting, they’re not capable of it. I mean, look at Denzel Washington. The man must have been in a hundred movies so far, and he always plays a black guy. Actors are supposed to transform into different roles. I mean, what’s up with that? No wonder black people are mad, it’s always someone else’s fault if you ask them,” Palin concluded.