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Tarzan has been known as the “King of The Jungle” for well over a century now. However, the origins of the character are steeped in anti-African and racist ideology in relation to Black people.

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Actor and former “Supergirl” star, Mehcad Brooks is calling out Hollywood on its historic portrayal of Tarzan. Mehcad took to his Instagram and alerting the industry and public the character needs a modern and realistic makeover.

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Not only is Tarzan racist it has been used as an instrument of White Supremacy to inject the psychological poison of racial hierarchy, genocide, eugenics and anti-black politics for 108 years. Let’s talk about it. Author #EdgarRiceBurroughs was a known to be proud of his views on #eugenics , African #genocide and White skin being the key to absolute dominion over the world. He believed Blacks to be racially impure and should be exterminated and sterilized. #Tarzan is quoted introducing himself as a title“…The House of Tarzan, the killer of beasts and many black men.” The name “Tarzan” literally means “white skin” in the ape language Burroughs envisioned. Tarzan often boasted about #lynching Black Men for sport and honor and saves Jane from the “black ape rapist”. Tarzan was used as #racist propaganda to debase #Africa and Black People when #MarcusGarvey ‘s “Back To Africa” initiative was gaining support. Tarzan has been devastating to Black Culture and has even been linked to a rise in lynchings around the releases of its titles. @wbpictures Holla at me. Let’s get this right this time. Let’s #remaketarzan with a #BlackLead 🎥🍿🌴 #justakidfromaustin who wants to be #kingofthejungle ▪️We Are Here to Repair This ▪️ Enjoy these excerpts from #tonywalker a #diaspora historian and activist. ♾🙏🏾 . . . . . #mehcadbrooks #tarzan #antiracism #antiracist #blacktraumamatters #wearehere #strongblacklead #wbpictures #warnerbros #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackactors #blackhollywood #blackstoriesmatter

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We did our own research and can confirm Mehcad’s allegations wholeheartedly. There are a number of articles posted below you can read for yourself. A New York high school even canceled its Tarzan musical due to the racist epithets and ideology of the character!

https://weareorlando.co.uk/page13.php

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/09/us/new-york-high-school-tarzan-racism-trnd/index.html

https://www.thehindu.com/thread/entertainment-variety/the-curious-connection-between-indias-republic-day-and-a-hoary-film-franchise-of-tarzan/article30666465.ece

Hollywood definitely has some work to do with some of its older franchises. We are glad Mehcad is bringing this to light. Honestly, we would not mind seeing him cast as the new Tarzan. He definitely has the build, skill, and credentials to be the true “King of The Jungle!”

 

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Just STOP! Terry Crews Makes Acronym for “C.O.O.N!”

Terry Crews has been embroiled in controversy thanks to his comments about the Black Lives Matter movement; likening it at times to promoting Black Supremacy.

In response, Black Twitter has released a number of parodies and memes on Terry Crews, some calling him an “Uncle Tom” and coon.

Terry Crews, in response to the controversy, has created his own–still offensive–acronym for coon in return, causing a new backlash from Black Twitter and proponents of Black Lives Matter.

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Terry Crews has been embroiled in controversy thanks to his comments about the Black Lives Matter movement; likening it at times to promoting Black Supremacy.

In response, Black Twitter has released a number of parodies and memes on Terry Crews, some calling him an “Uncle Tom” and coon.

Terry Crews, in response to the controversy, has created his own–still offensive–acronym for coon in return, causing a new backlash from Black Twitter and proponents of Black Lives Matter.

The tweet shown, below, has coon listed as “C.O.O.N.” or “Conquer Our Own Negativity.”

Black Twitter’s greatest comedians came for him almost immediately:

We have to say we are really disappointed with Terry. “Coon” is highly offensive word used as a racial slur against Black people. One of his fans, that he retweeted, said it best:

Terry Crews please do better or just be quiet. We would suggest he hire an excellent BLACK publicist. We can recommend a few (glances at nails).

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Draya Michele Allegedly Loses “Fenty x Savage” Endorsement Over Megan Thee Stallion Comments

They say put your money where your mouth is, but in Draya Michele’s cast her mouth might have just cost her millions in an endorsement with Rihanna’s lingerie line, “Fenty x Savage!” As you recall, Draya recently joked and made light of Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting by Tory Lanez, and this allegedly got her axed from the deal!

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They say put your money where your mouth is, but in Draya Michele’s cast her mouth might have just cost her millions in an endorsement with Rihanna’s lingerie line, “Fenty x Savage!” As you recall, Draya recently joked and made light of Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting by Tory Lanez, and this allegedly got her axed from the deal!

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Today, the internet speculated that Michele lost her Savage x Fenty endorsement in result of an internet blow up last week when the model made comments about Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez. ” I want you to like me so much you shoot me in the foot,” Michele jokingly said during an interview. This comment did not sit well with the internet as many jumped to Megan’s defense as well as the rapper tweeting her own personal response to Michele. “…Who tf jokes about getting shot…”

After Michele began to catch heat, she quickly apologized through social media, however this week, the consequences aren’t over. Earlier today, rumors began to fly on Twitter that the model has been dropped by Rihanna’s lingerie label Fenty x Savage. The sultry line has a stacked ambassador list including Megan Thee Stallion, which would ultimately serve as a conflict of interest.

https://twitter.com/bigbrownhottie/status/1286057368820887552

Naturally, Black Twitter pointed to her comments’ being the reason she was let go and followed suit via social media with their sleuthing.

Also, and naturally again, the internet has its own comedic responses to these allegations.

We feel Fenty made the right decision to part ways with Draya–if this happened–and her comments on Megan were the reason. Rihanna is the owner of this company and brand, and a domestic violence survivor herself. Nothing Draya Michele said was funny, especially when women are dying every day in domestic violence disputes–three daily on average!

We are sure Draya will get picked up by another brand soon, but this should teach her that some things do not deserve commentary and can be costly to her.

 

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Phaedra Parks Reports “Booming” Mortician Business Due to Coronavirus

Just because Phaedra Parks is no longer on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” does not mean she is without a check. In fact, the self-proclaimed “Southern Belle” from Athens, Georgia is reporting that her mortician business is “booming” thanks to amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Just because Phaedra Parks is no longer on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” does not mean she is without a check. In fact, the self-proclaimed “Southern Belle” from Athens, Georgia is reporting that her mortician business is “booming” thanks to amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Parks — the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star who’s now on “Marriage Bootcamp” — is also a licensed funeral director and mortician, plus a top Atlanta lawyer, author and activist. She exclusively revealed on Wednesday to Page Six podcast “We Hear” of her mortuary biz: “Oh my gosh, it’s going great, didn’t you hear about that pandemic, girl? We are booming. Unfortunately. We have been jam-packed since the pandemic started.”

She said that she’s seen the devastation of the virus first-hand: “I’m not physician, however, I do have a mortuary and I’ll tell you this: Normally in the summer months, we’re waiting for a boating accident or a motorcycle crash, because otherwise, we’re pretty empty,” she said. “We are jam-packed. We are working like it’s our heaviest season, so… I tell people when they say, ‘It’s a joke, it’s not that big of a deal,’ well, let me put it to you in real terms, I’m getting 17 calls a day for pickups and that’s at one location. Last week, all of the people were under 59.”

This is quite the twist! We are glad to see Phaedra is thriving, but we hate to say it is thanks to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still someone has to do something with these bodies and her Black owned business deserves to make all the money it can. After all Black Lives Matter even when they are dead?

What do you guys think? Would you ever use Phaedra Parks’ mortuary services for your own loved ones? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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