Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jamie Foxx On Miley Cyrus: Make A Sex Tape And Grow Up

Jamie’s comments stem from learning that Cyrus threatened to “ruin Radiohead”, after they refused to meet her backstage at the grammys.  What should be noted is that Foxx is a 41 year old man and Cyrus is a 16 year old girl.  There should be a difference in maturity level between the two but clearly one of them needs to go grow the hell up quickly and by that I do mean Foxx.

"She's gonna ruin Radiohead's career?" Foxx asked before ripping into the teen star. "Make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan, start seeing a lesbian, and get some crack in your pipe; catch Chlamydia on a bicycle seat."

What is this but blatant slut shaming of a young girl for immature behaviour?   How does his response make him any better than her?  Miley may be spoiled however, the correct response is not to refer to her as a bitch.  

On the Tonight Show he issued the following apology:

"I so apologize ... and this is sincere," he said on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday. "I am a comedian, and you guys know that whatever I say, I don't mean any of it."

"I have a radio show... We're really the black Howard Stern. We go at everybody. There was a situation with Miley Cyrus, and I just want to say, I apologize for what I said. I didn't mean it maliciously. You know I'm a comedian. You know my heart."

Yeah we know his heart all right, play upon the “isms” for a cheap laugh.  Why wouldn’t someone's drug addiction, sexuality, mental health issues, and STD’s be funny?  Though he has apologized, his behaviour is far too common for many comedians.  They prey upon oppressed groups and then when people complain they are told that they don’t have a sense of humour, or are far too sensitive. 

From In Living Color on down this has been Jamies shtick.   Anyone remember Jamie’s genderized show as Wanada?

Yeah, black woman don’t have it hard enough without being turned into caricatures by the men that are supposed to be supporting them.  Week after week Jamie donned the dress to make us look foolish and this was fodder for comedy. 

His recent comments only serve to prove that he has not grown one bit as a man or a comedian since the In Living Color Days.   Reducing people never has or ever will be funny and this is one lesson that Fox has failed to learn.   He may have taken off the dress but he continues to be an ass.


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