Too Much? Jamie Foxx Jokes That President Obama Is ‘Our Lord And Savior’

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November 27, 2012 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers

Source: WENN

On Sunday night, during the airing of the 2012 Soul Train Awards many were outraged as they witnessed actor and comedian Jamie Foxx jokingly praise President Obama in a manner that many deemed as inappropriate. Foxx is said to have taken the stage at the awards show, which was filmed not long after the 2012 Presidential Election stating:

“It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God, and our Lord and savior, Barack Obama,” he said to the jubilant crowd. Amid their thundering cheers he repeated, “Barack Obama! Y’all stand up!”

Even more disturbing than Jamie’s comment was the audience’s reaction to his statement. Instead of laughing, because that clearly had to be joke (a really horrible one, but a joke no less), they exploded in a boisterous applause as if they were somehow affirming his inappropriate statement and complied with his order for them to stand up in recognition of the President. It was as if his effort to prompt a brief chuckle from the crowd turned into a quick Barack Obama worship session and many Christians are highly upset.

Jamie has caught a lot of heat due to his blasphemous comments; however, I believe that some Romney supporters who are still a little bitter about the outcome of the election may have taken it to another level as they proceeded to call him a “delusional lib”. While I did find his comments highly inappropriate, I realize that it was just a bad joke (with no real punchline) as a result of poor judgement on Jamie’s part.

His highly controversial remarks even prompted a response from Bill Donahue, league president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights In The United States. Check out his statement below:

“Foxx’s epiphany is startling. It just goes to show that even though Obama did not succeed in stopping the oceans from rising (as he promised to do in 2008), he did succeed in convincing Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists. Whether God can survive an ACLU lawsuit accusing him of violating church and state grounds remains to be seen.”

While it may have been totally inappropriate and highly offensive  for Jamie to place the President in the place of Jesus, I don’t believe that one lapse in judgement is worthy of bringing out the lynch mob.

What do you think of Jamie’s comment? Peep out the video clip below

Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • scandalous7

    go to time out Jamie, take a seat in the corner.

  • Just saying!!

    I think people could have done without the joke…but truth be told people (ESPECIALLY in the black community) do treat Obama like God.

  • realadulttalk

    Isn’t Jamie a comedian/actor/musician? So why is this being taken so seriously. Yes it was in poor taste–but darn, can you not name 50 other things that have been far worse?? I was far more offended by Meek Mills song “Church”.

    • TRUTH IS

      To me church has a lot of corruption….God is not church!!!! So naming a song church is not as offensive as mocking God

      • realadulttalk

        My bad the song is called “Amen” (only making this worse)–do you know anything about the lyrics of the song honey? There is a lot of corruption in RELIGION…so your argument is totally lost on me.

  • guest

    This is why people make fun of blacks and their support of the president. Not all black people are diffusional like Jamie Fox is in their support of Obama.

    • get real

      I don’t give a dam what white people think, this is a black president in AMERICA. Hello. This America. So I’m gonna support him

  • Suchalady

    Too far. He said something similar about Oprah once too. Jamie is being an ignorant fool.

  • wizdom

    Which Jesus Black Jesus or white Jesus? Im so glad im Muslim! Alhumdililah! And not NOI Muslim either.

    • sam

      When I was Christian I was so confused just like many others. Who do you pray to? God or Jesus??? But wait, they’re the same person?! Doesn’t make a lick of sense. Smh…

      • nah

        they aren’t the same person

      • http://twitter.com/CheezyLove1126 Chelly LvULongTime

        dont start making fun of people’s religion

    • Just saying!!

      Right…because being Muslim is SOOOOO much better…

  • Meyaka

    Are you surprised? they call jay-z hovva, beyonce beysus,rihanna Godanna and that is just at the top of my head, this new generation is WORSHIPPING celebrities,and now political figures.

    • Suchalady

      I’ve never heard that Rihanna one o_O….but that Beysus name is disgusting.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tashonda.lewistaylor TaShonda Lewis-Taylor

      Nobody calls them that ext Jay-Z. Why drag them into this? They could be feeling the way we do about what was said. Plus, I am QUITE SURE neither Beyonce or Rihanna made that name up themselves or even like it it WERE so.

      • Just saying!!

        Obama probably doesn’t call himself God either (that we know) but we are still discussing it. She’s right. We do idolize celebrities and treat them like Gods and no I don’t think they mind…I think that’s what they want to be perfectly honest.

      • Meyaka

        Hey chill,I never said that they liked it not addressed them,I said fans act that way and I have read those nicknames on several websites,so retract the claws it really isn’t that serious.

  • LoveRainyNYC

    He’s comedian…. A public figure. He was putting on a show, and that’s what he did, point blank.
    I like to think the audience is intelligent enough to know the irony in his statement.

    Let’s be clear, the media, including FOXnews and CCN alike, paint him to be larger than life.
    Some liberal outlets paint President Obama like a man that can do no wrong, while republican outlets paint him to be a villain that has powers beyond his scope. Both are dead wrong.

    While I’m sure the audience understood the irony, I’m sure they find it amusing that a black
    man is considered larger than life.

    I mean come on, when was the last time a black man, that wasn’t an entertainer, held to such
    high regards from both ends of the spectrum.

    I like to think that’s what he meant. Comedy is mostly left up to perception

  • http://twitter.com/jennaparks11 Jenna

    It was a joke, He’s a comedienne….

  • Lulu

    Seriously – this is not that major – it’s a joke…..move on people and leave Jamie alone…..lol

  • Negress

    It immediately rubbed me the wrong way. I got still inside. You don’t play with God. Not funny. Love Jamie but I’ma pray for ‘em.

  • Candacey Doris

    That was going a bit far for a joke. I don’t think the lawyers need to come out though. Seriously, God doesn’t need a lawyer, he can do just fine on his own.

  • get real

    Wow. Jamie compared Obama to everyones invisible friend. Bad Jamie. I don’t see people getting mad at how Tim Tebow is the “Anointed One”. Because if he sprinkles water on you then you to shall be healed.

    • sassybuttclassy

      Exactly!!! I always find the battles “Christians” pick and choose amusing.

  • SheBe

    Well unfortunately that’s how some people act in regards to the POTUS. He’s human and should be regarded as such.

    • IllyPhilly

      Plus one.

  • TRUTH IS

    My question is: whose lord and savior?? These celebrities don’t need any savior. Money is their lord, savior & master!!!

  • JaneDoe

    Wow, I know its a joke but comparing a mare mortal to GOD almighty is taking it too far. Hope he repented. Joke or not.

  • 1Val

    It must be a slow news day. Next.

  • Nikkita Michelle

    I too support the president, but I didn’t care for the comment.

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