The Morehouse alum, who caught a ton of flack for his role as the house Negro in Django, takes pride in his education and feels that President Obama shouldn’t ‘dumb down’ his language skills for the masses.
Here’s what Samuel L. Jackson has to say about the Obama’s blatant use of ebonics.
First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to ‘relate.’ Be a leader. Be f**king presidential.
Look, I grew up in a society where I could say ‘It ain’t’ or ‘What it be’ to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family what cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f**king conjugate.
The 64-year-old actor, who also stars this fall in the movie remake of “Oldboy,” is often referred to in the social media world as a member of the “grammar police.”
“On Twitter someone will write, ‘Your an idiot,’ and I’ll go, ‘No, you’re an idiot,’ and all my Twitterphiles will go, ‘Hey, Sam Jackson, he’s the grammar police.’ I’ll take that,” he continued.
“Somebody needs to be. I mean, we have newscasters who don’t even know how to conjugate verbs, something Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow never had problems with. How the f**k did we become a society where mediocrity is acceptable.”
Using Jay-Z as a reference, the famed actor also defended director Quentin Tarantino’s controversial use of the “N” word in last year’s hit “Django Unchained.”
These 20-somethings can’t turn around and tell me the word n**ger is f**ked-up in ‘Django’ yet still listen to Jay Z or whoever else say ‘n**ger, n**ger, n**ger’ throughout the music they listen to.
You can’t have it one way and not the other. Saying Tarantino said ‘n**ger’ too many times is like complaining they said ‘kike’ too many times in a movie about Nazis. (Full Article)
What do you think of Samuel L. Jackson’s presidential ‘diss’?
Yuuup. I do. *giggle*