Arsenio Hall Opens Up To Oprah About Being Called An ‘Uncle Tom’ By Spike Lee
During his recent appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter, late night TV host and actor Arsenio Hall opened up about his interesting struggle with racial acceptance. He also revealed that part of his reason for leaving The Arsenio Hall Show years ago was due to the frustration that he felt over constantly being criticized.
“You leave it and say goodnight. It’s all consuming. I was sending people to check on my mom. I’m like, “you’re making money and you’re not able to enjoy it.” There is a point when you say, ‘I can’t please anybody’….Spike Lee’s saying I’m an Uncle Tom and White people are saying I’m ‘too Black.’ Who am I doing this for? You say, I’m just tired of not being able to please anyone,” he confessed.