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Black Entertainment : John Amos' Comments About Esther Rolle

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    he's just an actor. you don't even know the dude.. folks have got to learn to separate their feelings for the characters that actors play from the actors themselves. He's not James Evans.. He's John Amos.. a dude you don't even know.. and trust and believe he's not the only one that thought Esther Rolle was ugly.. Who goes on Howard Stern to share profound respectful insight?.. Amos is just getting his money.. gotta make them ends meet from the craddle to the grave.

    I remember watching a interview with Jimmy Walker where he said that the cast of the show didn't even talk to each other outside of their lines.. that they just showed up, did their thing and bounced out.. no conversations.. no nothing.. and John was only on the show for what?.. 1 season.. 2?.. Good times was a white show about black people.. and though black people watched it and liked it.. it was still a very white representation of black life. Let's not revise it into something profound.
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    Do you think it's okay to make fun of a woman in her death?

    That actress was dead... that's the whole point of this post.

    As black people, not only should we never get to the level of even being on a show like that (Howard Stern), but we should also respect our fellow co-workers.

    To be so silly to not even talk to your co-workers is ridiculous. And yes, actors are still co-workers.

    I work from home, and I still have to talk to people.

    What was going on with the set? And what is going on with our perception with black women that ain't necessarily "Eurocentric" in appearance?
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    I mean, if this actress wasn't horrifically evil, why does she deserve to be made fun of in her death?

    You make fun of someone, make fun of white fools that enslaved, raped and tortured us.

    If Esther Rolle did not act like Hitler in her life, she does not deserve to be made fun of in death. She's not even able to be there to defend herself!
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    "should".. "deserve"... "okay"... what? what? what?.. John Amos can do what he wants to do.. what does that have to do with "we" or "our". What are we The Borg now? John is in entitled to recall his personal experiences in any form he sees fit... as are you. But all of this talk about what people should do.. and what's okay.. is irrelevant outside of our own circles of influence. And besides that.. there's no way to police every thought and utterance of others.. especially entertainers in the act of entertaining.. stop taking entertainers seriously..
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    i noticed this thread is 3 yrs old.... I would just say this,... howard is not my favorite broadcaster and james should've been listening a little bit closer to what howard said.
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    True, but the real focus is on what John Amos did. We already know where Stern is coming from (at least most of us anyway).

    And you said all of that to say what?

    You know, the old tired excuses that are always used to get certain Black-people off the hook is just that… old and tired. They’re actors, they’re this, they’re that… so what. That suppose to exonerate them from having any sense of morals and having respect shown for their people? No, I don’t think so. Then when they get in trouble they always wanna come runnin’ back to the hood crying… just like Michael Jackson did. Yeah, that’s right, I said Michael Jackson (and y’all know what I’m sayin’ is true).

    Yo man, I gotta tell it like it is, that's a cop-out. All those instances you sited above are weak excuses for not even having moral-fortitude to call something what it is. No one said they're gonna make Amos do anything. However, people have the right to give their opinion on whether something is right or wrong.

    And how does something like that helps us in any way? Exercising the right to stand tall and speak-out, for one.
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    I'm not defending John Amos here; but does anybody even know if this is TRUE?

    YOU saw this on another website....Whoever posted it there probably saw it somewhere else...

    Where is the actual interview of John Amos by Howard Stern?

    IJS......So many times, stuff like this becomes "urban legends" and most of the time, the people involved don't even dignify it by refuting it.
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    ^ True that, I did look for it and couldn't find it. You do have a point.
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    i'm hafta agree with cherryblossom. i see this post was 3 yrs old and OP is no longer here. i couldnt find that actual video of this interview. maybe someone has better way of getting it..
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    Actually, 3 seasons.....They killed off the character of James at the beginning of the 4th season.
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