BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH
October 3rd, 2011
This current crop of GOP Presidential contenders truly are the gift that keeps on giving.
On top of everything else that is utterly ridiculous and absurd about Texas Governor Rick Perry, news broke over the weekend that the Perry family’s West Texas hunting camp once went by the name “Niggerhead.”
We can’t make this stuff up, people. Niggerhead.
And while Perry was quick to assert that the name was painted over and replaced with another one as soon as his family began leasing the property in 1983, locals claim its original name was visible on the estate’s welcoming sign as recent at the 1990’s.
And then Herman Cain seized the moment with a spot-on reaction:
“’My reaction is, that’s just very insensitive,” Cain told Fox. “[There] isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.”
700 people were arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday during yet another day of Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. The impromptu march was broken up by police after the hundreds of demonstrators began spilling out onto the roadways, although there seems to be differing views on how they ended up there and whether or not the police may have lured protestors onto the roadways in order to arrest them.
Occupy Wall Street protests are still going strong as they head into their 3rd week, spreading to multiple cities nationwide and sparking fierce debate about its aims and merits.
And for your viewing pleasure, a beyond offensive Chinese KFC commercial featuring a President Barack Obama lookalike. Now it seems that the likeness of America’s first Black president is being used here to sell a fried fish filet sandwich; not a bucket of wings. But it’s still bad. Very bad.
Does this racist commercial make you mad…or hungry? Check it out below.
If you have moment, check out Spin.com’s review of a recent Odd Future concert in California. It’s hilarious. And horrifying. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s something about their music that elicits an almost supernaturally horrifying response from their fans. If you hadn’t heard their music, you’d think OFWGKTA were the hardest, heaviest hardcore punk band around.
“Several chants were attempted — Wolf Gang! Golf Wang! Free Earl! Fuck Chris Brown! Swag! — often at the same time from different sections of the crowd. While a stagehand placed clean white towels strategically around the stage, security worked to free two young women from the pit, pulling them out bodily lest they be crushed against the railing up front.
‘We’ll be lucky if we live through this,’ someone muttered.”
Keep in mind; this is before the concert had even started. Check out the full review after the jump.
And finally, Drake’s new video, “Headlines.”
There’s an empty stadium, a feast fit for a king, a really fast elevator, lots of cigars, and seizure-inducing editing. I’m feelin’ it.
Check it out below. Happy Monday!