Samuel L. Jackson To Ben Carson: Just Quit And Stop Talking
Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t want Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson to apologize for comparing slaves to “immigrants,” he wants him to quit.
On Tuesday, the 68-year-old actor told TMZ that the new HUD secretary’s apology was pointless and suggested the best plan of action for him was to just “quit his job and stop talking.” (RELATED: Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Ben Carson For Comparing Slaves To ‘Immigrants’)
“Apology is not going to help,” Jackson said. “No, he can quit his job and stop talking period.”(RELATED: Ben Carson Makes Baffling Claim About Slaves Brought To America [VIDEO])
The actor said that President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t need to apologize for Carson because “they didn’t say it.” Adding, “they probably think the same way he does.”
Jackson blasted Carson via Twitter after he made the comment during a staff meeting on Monday when he said that “there were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.”
“OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom,” Jackson tweeted.
OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
Carson has since apologized for the comment on Facebook and said that the “slave narrative and immigrant narrative” are different experiences.
“I’m proud of the courage and perseverance of Black Americans and their incomprehensible struggle from slavery to freedom,” Carson wrote. “I’m proud that our ancestors overcame the evil and repression that we know as slavery. The slave narrative and immigrant narrative are two entirely different experiences.”
“Slaves were ripped from their families and their homes and forced against their will after being sold into slavery by slave traders,” he added. “The Immigrants made the choice to come to America. They saw this country as a land of opportunity. In contrast, slaves were forced here against their will and lost all their opportunities.”