Samuel L. Jackson Rips White Newscaster a New One [VIDEO]

Samuel-L-Jackson-featuredI am not usually a Samuel L. Jackson fan. He often yells too much for my taste. Though, I loved him in Snakes on a Plane. But, he won me over Monday when he went off on a white newscaster who couldn’t pick him out of a line up if he had a name tag on his bald head. Apparently, the entertainment news veteran got his black men in Hollywood mixed up.

Jackson was dead right when he tore into KTLA’s Sam Rubin who mistook the black actor for another black actor, Laurence Fishburne. Clearly two very different men with very different characters under their belts – Jackson has been Nick Fury in the Marvel movies while Fishburne is known for his “Morpheus” in The Matrix series – Jackson was not having it. When Rubin asked him about his Superbowl commercial – the one featuring Fishburne –  he said, “What Superbowl commercial? See, you’re as crazy as the people on Twitter. I’m not Laurence Fishburne! We don’t all look alike!”

Yeah that happened. Don’t believe me? See it for yourself.

My favorite comeback of Jackson’s was when he said the following.

“I’m the other guy. I’m the other guy. The other one. ‘What’s in your wallet?’ There’s more than one black guy doing commercials. I’m the ‘What’s in your wallet?’ black guy. He’s the car black guy. Morgan Freeman is the other credit card black guy. You only hear his voice, though, so you probably won’t confuse him with Laurence Fishburne.”

Oh and this part from Jackson.

“I’ve actually never done a McDonald’s or Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial. I know that’s surprising. And, I’m the only black guy in the RoboCop that’s not a criminal.”

Rubin later apologized. And rightfully so. Someone with his experience in entertainment for so long should have working knowledge of greats like Fishburne and Jackson.

This is actually hilarious and embarrassing for this guy. I’m sure nothing will come of it because he’s white. But, Jackson’s commentary about fast food and criminals was his way of saying, “Don’t put all black men in a box. We do have dimension and complexity. Thanks for playing though.”

I’m not sure Rubin will get the message. But, I bet you he knows EXACTLY who Samuel L. “Mother Fu@#ing” Jackson is now.

The following two tabs change content below.

Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson, PhD is a co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Water Cooler Convos. She is a native of Oakland, CA. Jenn is a radical Black feminist scholar who believes none of us are free until all of us are free.

2 Responses

  1. Dionne says:

    LOL! I love Samuel L. Jackson and not just because my dad always gets confused for him at LAX! He is outspoken and loud, but in Hollywood, where so many of our black actors prefer to coon to maintain good standing, Samuel L. Jackson is never afraid to speak his mind. Damn the backlash!!

  2. Jaster says:

    Do black people EVER mistake one person for someone else??? I forget names and misremember people frequently. I’m sure everyone, no matter what color, has accidentally referred to a person as someone else on accident. It’s not about skin color; it’s about being human!