So Carson made some comments about slaves being immigrants. His message was meant to be uplifting but it did turn some heads. And there were many that weren’t happy with the doctor. No matter how his comment made them feel though, there is no excuse for wanting to cause physical harm to him.
Actress Leslie Jones says she wants to fight Dr. Ben Carson over recent comments in which he referred to American slaves as immigrants.
I want to fight Ben Carson!! Cash me outside muthafucka! How bout dat!! #Slaveswerenotimmigrants FUCKFACE!!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) March 7, 2017
The Ghostbusters star’s desire to physically harm Dr. Carson is in response to comments he made while speaking to Housing and Urban Development employees Monday about his vision for the department’s future.
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said, speaking specifically about immigration. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
Of course, the level of outrage toward Carson from concerned celebrities was practically nonexistent when former President Barack Obama made the exact same comparison.
Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering reported:
Here is Obama in 2015:
Certainly, it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more.
Jones wasn’t the only one who was angry. Actor Samuel L. Jackson and Chelsea Clinton needed to put their two cents in as well:
OK!! Ben Carson….I can't! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
This can't be real. Slaves were not & are not immigrants. 2017. https://t.co/8CuUvnR2Mf
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 6, 2017