'Django Unchained' Star Jamie Foxx: Everything Is Racial
17 Dec 2012, 12:06 PM
Now we get Jamie Foxx fully unleashed, since he is making millions as a movie star, and his “Lord and Savior” has been safely reinstalled in the White House.
Foxx is claiming that he is the victim of lifelong racism, which, of course, excuses his own racist rhetoric. In an interview with Vibe magazine, Foxx ranted: Every single thing in my life is built around race. Cause as black folks we're always sensitive. As a black person it's always racial. 'I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese. 'I'll be like, ain't this a b***h. Y'all didn't know black people was coming.'
Foxx said he has to act different among them white folks. He said, “But the minute I leave my house, I gotta put my other jacket on and say, 'Hey, Thomas, Julian and Greg.' And I gotta be a certain person. But when I get home my other homies are like how was your day? Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four hours."
In Foxx’s new movie, "Django Unchained," he gets to play a former slave who kills a bunch of white folks while he looks for his captured wife. But Foxx says the part came easily to him:
Being called a n***** as a young kid by white people was something I had to deal with. Having that done to me I was able to grasp what was going on in the script. When a project becomes magic and special it means that at certain points in the script it parallels your story.
That’s not the only story Foxx has touted of his own victimization: in 2011, after he had a confrontation with Los Angeles Police, Foxx whined, "I get pulled over all the time. I live in Westlake. A black man in Westlake? That just don't happen … I got pulled over the other day for being black and happy. 'What's all that smiling about? You're smiling back there.' I was guilty." He filed no lawsuit against the LAPD, of course. He just complained about the situation without any evidence.
Foxx’s own racist rhetoric, of course, is just fine. On a recent SNL show, Foxx jovially boasted, “I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?”
Just imagine some white actor “joking” that he got to kill all the black people. He’d be reviled from here to kingdom come.
This isn't the first time Foxx has shot off his mouth in offensive ways: after 16-year-old Miley Cyrus bleated that she was going to “ruin” Radiohead after they refused to meet her at the Grammy Awards, Foxx suggested on his radio show, “The Foxxhole”, that she take drugs like Britney Spears, become like Lindsay Lohan and be a lesbian, be part of a sex tape and grow up, and “catch Chlamydia on a bicycle seat.”
Another episode of “The Foxxhole” featured one of his guests claiming that when Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Sarah Palin said “Sambo beat the bitch.” No evidence that ever happened, of course. After the laughter died down, Foxx said, “Are we surprised that a lot of white people are racist? Are we really surprised?”
The only surprise is that Foxx repeatedly gets away with his own racist rhetoric while decrying it in others.