Well it all kicked off yesterday after footage of ‘popular’ rapper English Frank (now “affectionately” known in some quarters as EDL Frank) caught the attention of the masses.
CLICK HERE to read all about the drama and view footage of outburst.
As expected some of us went straight for the jugular after watching a cocky and overly confident Frank belittle an African security guard during an event in Brixton (that Frank organised/hosted), while others made excuses for his behaviour, blamed others within the black community for Frank’s outburst, attempted to play down the incident , worked hard to take the heat off Frank’s blazing back like good obedient soldiers or simply remained uncharacteristically silent.
This dire situation has now forced Frank to post a public apology on YouTube.
In reply to Frank conveniently mentioning that his son is of mixed race origin a YouTube commentator said:
ColdkeyzMusic 1 hour ago
Having a mixed race child doesn’t prove ur not racist, Even slave owners had mixed race kids back in the day.
Now that’s deep…..
Anyway today’s “it’s not racism it’s just banter” generation will lap this apology up. But those of us who came up in the 1980s, 1990s, and the generation before us know better.
Back in the day if an incident like this occurred there would have been no discussion, no reasoning, Frank would have been bottled off the stage and left to crawl away from his own event on his knees. Actually scrap that, back in the day he would have known better than to say such a thing at an event especially in Brixton.
It will be both interesting and comical to see who from within the UK Hip Hop/Rap community will continue to work and share the stage with Frank at the next Hip Hop Isn’t Dead event .
Your thoughts please…
UK ANTICS: RAPPER ENGLISH FRANK RACIST TOWARDS AFRICAN SECURITY GUARD (VIDEO) /THEN COMES APOLOGY VIA TWITTER
Earlier this year rapper English Frank performed at the event Hip Hop Isn’t Dead concert in Brixton which also featured Black the Ripper, Akala, and Ty.
Things went down hill for Frank when he called a security guard “dumb” and then went on to say “I don’t want to sound racist but he is African”.
But according to Frank he can get away with saying this because:
“I’m from Brixton, I’m more African than him”.
Now which fool fool black man in his Brixtonian crew gave him that impression? Come on own up!
Oh dear.. oh dear…
Let it all out Frank. Tell us all how you REALLY FEEL!!!
Frank’s black friends from his hometown of Brixton and beyond must have been shocked and distressed after this outburst but that’s their ”bredrin still” so all has probably been forgiven and forgotten by now.
Since the video caught the attention of the masses (yesterday) many have vented their anger towards English Frank including fellow artist Skepta (click here to read his tweets). But he has since calmed down and changed his tune after Frank tweeted (a mere two hours ago) a public apology (hilarious).
What I said was ignorant, being drunk is no excuse its wrong to stereotype anyone like that. I'm not racist just ignorant and not proud—
English Frank (@englishfrank) April 16, 2013
English Frank has understood and publicly tweeted his wrongs, big man ting. Respect Big Cakes/anyone who worked towards a conclusion. Done.—
(@Skepta) April 16, 2013
And then you have rapper Mic Righteous who tweeted:
So basically this man is telling us black folks that we have no right to feel offended or have a right to voice an opinion on this matter. I will be sure to remember that next time Righteous. Massa has spoken!
Really who does Righteous think he is? I am sick and tired of people thinking that they can tell us how we should feel when situations like this occur. What gives them that right???
Anyway CLICK HERE to watch Frank’s apology on the night that GRM Daily has uploaded with a QUICKNESS in a bid to save the rapper. (Hahahahahaha).
That apology was funny for a number of reasons. Those who are clued up will know what I mean
All I can do is shake my head and laugh at this mess.
Your thoughts please….
During a visit to a country pub popular TV chef Lorraine Pascale was told by the pub landlord that “all niggers should go home”.
The presenter of Baking Made Easy tweeted:
I don’t know who angers me the most. The racist pub landlord or Lorraine Pascale who after being racially abused still put money in the landlord’s pocket by purchasing his stinking pork scratchings.
Why would you still go ahead and purchase the cretin’s goods after that outburst? I would have thrown the pork scratchings down, walked out of the pub, tweeted the name and a photograph of the pub to my followers, and then I would have filed an official complaint.
How can she expect us to see the funny side of this incident? I’m not laughing.
I tweeted Lorraine asking her why she ‘doesn’t name the pub and how can she see the funny side of this? Wake up’.
“After 40 years of fighting I’m tired of it my dear and I am well awake thank you”.
Okay fair enough. But Lorraine has since deleted her reply and blocked me (????).
Hilarious, the racist pub landlord gets off with just Lorraine’s “best bitchy LP glare” (I bet this shook him to his very core) and walks away with her hard earned cash in his pocket, but me a fellow black woman gets blocked for asking her a few simple questions regarding the situation.
I’m the problem? What’s that all about?
Lorraine is a high profile media personality so if she named the pub this would then ultimately lead to the naming and shaming of the landlord. The press would then descend on the pub with a quickness with the authorities in tow.
The landlord should be reported to the police and will probably just get off with a warning, but the thought of that fool sweating and soiling himself for weeks due to the unwanted attention would give me some satisfaction.
But no it is better to just give a dirty look, tweet about the experience, laugh it off and don’t dare rock the boat for yourself.
The Daily Mail reports that last month, Lorraine called in police after being abused by a racist American Twitter user @spiderleman and a year ago she complained to the Met over a slur by a user in Britain. The former model and mother-of one claimed that the social networking site in the U.S. did not stop racists opening new accounts every time they were shut down.
So Lorraine will report people who racially abuse her on Twitter but won’t report or name and shame a man who racially abused her to her FACE in a pub out in the English countryside.
Black British celebs…such logical thinkers and so brave. Don’t you just love em?
Your thoughts please….
My favourite artist Sean Fury first hit us with Bi-Racial, then came They Keep Taking (dedicated to those “damn critics”) and now he is back with the thought provoking and emotionally charged single Racism.
UK NEWS: JOHN TERRY WILL NOT APPEAL MATCH BAN FOR RACIALLY ABUSING ANTON FERDINAND / ASHLEY COLE FINED 90K
BBC News reports that Chelsea skipper John Terry has released a statement telling the world that he will not appeal against his four match ban for racially abusing QPR player Anton Ferdinand.
Terry called Ferdinand a f**king black c**t during a match in October 2011.
In a statement released via his representatives Terry said:
“After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment.
“I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers last October.
“Although I’m disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life.”
Terry’s statement continued: “As I stated in the criminal case, with the benefit of hindsight my language was clearly not an appropriate reaction to the situation for someone in my position.
“My response was below the level expected by Chelsea Football Club, and by me, and it will not happen again.
“Looking forward, I will continue to do my part in assisting the club to remove all types of discriminatory behaviour from football.
“I am extremely grateful for the consistent support of Chelsea FC, the fans and my family.”
Chelsea FC say they have disciplined Terry but refuse to give further details.
Those clowns probably patted him on the head and then gave him a payrise.
And in other news….
Terry’s team-mate and ‘man Friday’ Ashley ‘shoe shine’ Cole has been fined £90,000 for calling the Football Association a “bunch of twats” on Twitter after they issued their damning verdict surrounding events that took place after Terry racially abused Ferdinand.
Look where rocking up to Westminster Magistrates Court to protect/defend a racist get’s you. I wonder if John will repay shoe shine’s loyalty and pay the fine for him.
And does John really expect us all to believe that he will now help to assist his club to remove all types of discriminatory behaviour from football???
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. That is the funniest thing I have read so far today. What a joke.
GOALKEEPER DAVID JAMES ‘I DON’T SEE RACISM’ / ENGLAND UNDER-21s RACIALLY ABUSED IN SERBIA DURING MATCH
In a recent interview former England goalkeeper David James said the following:
“I struggle with the racist issue in football because I don’t see it, and that’s not because I’ve got my head in the sand. In the earlier days, yes, but the game’s changed. There are some wonderful organisations out there which have helped football become a much more enjoyable game for everyone.
“Stuff in the crowd being aimed at players – that’s gone, or pretty much gone. I don’t hear it any more. With regards to the playing side of things, I don’t look at myself as any different from the guy who gets changed next to me, and I’m not going to fly anyone’s flag in order to join some ‘gang’, which doesn’t need to be joined.
“If you want to go on a coaching course to become a manager then give yourself a chance. If you don’t want to go, and moan about not getting jobs, well, probably because you haven’t been on the course is the reason why you haven’t got a job.
“I don’t think it’s a racist issue. I just think it’s a case that the numbers aren’t there. A bit like the goalie situation. Not many goalies go on the course, so, therefore, you’re not going to have many goalies make it.”
I thought David James was supposed to be an intelligent man but he is just another spineless chief who is happy to walk around with his eyes closed and with cotton buds in his ears.
I hope that when his ‘wake up call’ comes it kicks him straight between the eyes.
And to follow on from David’s bulls**t remarks a black player in the under-21s England football squad was racially abused in Serbia during a match on Tuesday night. Player Danny Rose was subjected to monkey chants during the England v Serbia match and later called for Team Serbia to be banned.
CLICK HERE to read all about it.
Watch the footage below.
Well at least Danny Rose is speaking out about the incident instead of pretending as if it never happened. But he is all alone here because no black British player will stand up and support him publicly. Until those cowards unite, stand tall together and say “NO MORE” incidents of this nature will continue to happen.
I however don’t see this brave move happening in my lifetime so I no longer feel angry and upset when I read about incidents like this. I am actually past caring. If the majority of black British players refuse to speak out, stand up for themselves and insist on spewing out a bag of crap like David James did to the press, then why should we waste our time getting upset on their behalf and then waste time helping to fight their cause while they hide in the shadows acting like the “massa” has cut out their tongues.
The FA has lodged a complaint but I bet Tuesday night’s antics will eventually be swept under the carpet, Serbia won’t be punished and Rose will be told to move on and to forget about what happened.
Yesterday it was announced that Chelsea skipper John Terry had been found guilty by the FA (Football Association) of racially abusing fellow player Anton Ferdinand during a match last year. Click HERE to read all about it.
Terry was caught on camera calling Ferdinand a “f**king black c**t” but may still decide to appeal the FA’s decision.
Now Terry’s former youth team-mate Ugo Ehiogu has come forward to say this:
“He still could come out of this with a degree of his reputation intact, if he accepted the findings and made a strong statement against racism.
Terry and the QPR captain should have sorted this out at the time. You man up, offer sincere apologies and move”.
Ugo pack your bags, grab Dorothy, follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and BEG the Wizard of Oz for a brain.
If John Terry dared to go in front of a camera in an attempt to make a “strong statement against racism” it would be one big JOKE. Who would believe him and who would take him seriously apart from gullible black British men like yourself and those that are die-hard Chelsea fans?
John has racially abused black players before but those incidents were swiftly kicked under the carpet.
Wake up Ugo and stop making dumb statements.
CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO OF THE DAY: ASHLEY COLE VS RIO FERDINAND – “THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO”
Since giving evidence in defence of his team mate and “good friend” John Terry at his racism trial last week (click here if you missed it) where Terry admitted to calling QPR player Anton Ferdinand a “f*cking black c*nt” during a match on October 2011, footballer Ashley Cole has been called every name under the sun including a “sell out” and a “choc ice”.
But Shoe Shine Cole has received a lot of support from the mainstream media who up until his appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last week hated his guts. They even went as far as to accuse Ferdinand’s brother Rio of racism after a Twitter user TWEETED HIM saying “It looks like Ashley Cole is going to be their choc ice. Then again he’s always been a sell-out. Shame on him.” Rio replied “I hear ya fella. Choc ice is a classic. Hahahahaha”.
The Metropolitan Police received a sea of complaints via their Twitter account and the user who sent the tweet is now under investigation.
Like I said in a previous post you couldn’t make this foolishness up.
Anyway in regards to Cole’s actions there has been some backlash from the black community which has now led to the labelling of the controversial cartoon below ‘Ashley Cole vs Rio Ferdinand – The House Negro And The Field Negro’.
Some might argue that Rio was once in the house with Ashley but has now been banished to the field….
British actor and star of the hit US drama Homeland David Harewood has admitted that since returning to Britain he hasn’t had “a single audition” and has spent the last six months out of work.
In an interview with The Telegraph Harewood said,
”I’m looking forward to seeing what comes up next year because I’ve been back six months now and I haven’t really done anything, which is a bit scary. There really aren’t the roles for me here. I haven’t had a single audition.
ITV executives decided to overlook the fact that Harwood plays a major role in a hugely successful US drama and offered him a minor role in one of their dramas.
The actor refused the role saying it did not appeal to him.
”I’m a big old leading actor and as a black actor, there are very few roles for me to slot into so that’s been a bit disappointing”.
None of this should come as a surprise to you David. Typical UK antics.
The man stars as one of the leads in the huge hit show Homeland, yet when he returns to good old Blighty ITV offers him a minor role (I dread to think…) in one of their dead dramas. TV executives really do take the piss in this country.
Anyway I am sure that David will go on to enjoy more success in America starring in a variety of different projects.
The only way for us as a people to move forward in this country when it comes to the entertainment industry is to set up our own film, TV, production and distribution companies.
Earlier today I posted the news that popular club/restaurant Tiger Tiger in Croydon had been accused of racism after a DJ claimed he was told his set was attracting too many black people to the establishment and he was then fired. Click HERE to read.
Now Tiger Tiger has responded via Twitter.
Tiger Croydon refutes
@djrsi allegations. He is unwilling to follow our commercial R&B music policy which is why he no longer plays here.
So basically he wasn’t playing enough Jessie J.