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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
Another week, but a lot more fashionistas with fly and forgettable fashions for you to see and pick apart. From Halle rocking velveteen in Berlin to Melanie Fiona looking retro in a lace minidress in Vegas, these ladies were very colorful and stylish this week. But whose look do you love and which do you loathe? Let’s go through and see…
The stunning 46-year-old showed up to the Berlin premiere of her movie, Cloud Atlas, looking half her age in this velveteen dress with a side split, intricate draping and two different arms (one capped, one strapless). To accessorize, Halle wore strappy gray heels with silver cuffs and bangles, a large cocktail ring, as well as drop earrings with a fish bone design. The hair was in her signature pixie and the eyes were darkened to make her look pop.
Halle does it again! This look is very alluring yet sophisticated, and with that body and that hair, she’s killing the game. Steal!
R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year’s Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations. Usher leads this year’s awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees.
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Did you miss the Soul Train Awards last night? Tsk tsk. But you know half of the excitement is about seeing who showed up and showed out. Check out who was there and who wore what at Black Voices.com.
Tamar Braxton’s ego is probably overthetop.com right now after performing on the Soul Train Awards last night. The baby sister of the Braxton’s family was the opening performer honoring Gladys Knight with the legend award, and while the overall tribute left much to be desired, Tamar’s voice was pretty on point. If only we could do something about that sashay on stage.
Jill Scott was also named Best Female R&B and Soul Artist, repping hard for the 2-1-5, her hometown of Philly. Marsha Ambrosius took home the award for Record of the Year, Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” earned her Song of the Year, and Nicki Minaj’s “Moment for Life” was named Best Hip-Hop Song. Best Caribbean Performance went to Rihanna for “Man Down,” Mary Mary earned the Best Gospel Performance for “Walking,” and Beyonce’s “Run the World” was named Best Dance Performance.
Check out the Gladys Knight Tribute below and tell us what you think about Tamar’s performance. What were your favorite (or least favorite) moments from the show?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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The 2010 Soul Train Awards show won’t air until November 28, but highlights from the previously-taped event are already available. Controversial crooner R. Kelly opened the show with a performance. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard resumed their roles as hosts. The “Hustle and Flow” co-stars traded lots of jokes and even had a dance-off to popular songs like “Whip My Hair” and “How Low Can You Go.”
For exclusive backstage interviews and a full list of winners and performers, click here.
‘Soul Train,’ the long-running syndicated black music showcase known as the hippest trip in America, has long been known for its soulful music and lively dancing, but who could forget the show’s funky trend-setting fashion?
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