The Imus story according to white people: Imus said, “Did you see those African American women with their tussled hair?”. And Al Sharpton saw a chance to raise some presidential-race money, and Jesse Jackson saw a way to stress race relations to further his personal power, so Imus’ apologies were rejected, the advertisers were threatened with a boycott, and a man’s life was ruined.
Meanwhile, black comedians and rappers continue to poke fun at both races and use inflammatory language.
The Imus story according to black people: Imus said, “Did you catch those nappy-headed hos?” But yo, NBC don’t roll that way, know what I’m sayin’? Imus fronted, and NBC was like, “No you didn’t!”, talkin’ ’bout how Imus be haten, and Imus was like, “Yes I did”, and Al Sharpton was like, “Oh, no you didn’t!”, and put Imus on blast, givin’ a shout-out to dem shortys dat Imus be doggin on. And the advertisers said, “That boy is wank! He be slippin’.” And they laid the smack down.
Now Imus be cryin over da bank he lost, gonna have to pawn his sled and git out his crib. And the fly-girls know what’s what. And all my homies say, “True dat!”
And people wonder why we can’t see eye-to-eye.Tags: