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TMZ Tried It-But It BackFired




By G. Brown

Superbowl LIV has come and gone.  Shall we talk about the move that clinched the victory for the Kansas City Chiefs?  How about all those witty commercials especially the debut of Baby Peanut?  What about JLo pole dancing during the half-time show? Definitely, worth talking about, but nah not right now. Instead, let’s try to stir up some angry sentiment by focusing on something minor that happened before the kick-off but involves two of the entertainment world’s biggest stars–and their child.

That seems to be the line of thinking TMZ was shooting for when it tweeted out this headline…

TMZ went on a fishing expedition dangling JayZ and Bey sitting during the national anthem as bait.  It’s something most of us would have ignored, but the bait was  irresistible to some haters happy to complain about more Black people not standing for the anthem…

Whoa…whoa there Bey, JayZ and Carter family haters. This is Bey we’re talking about…and the Beyhive definitely isn’t going to stand by and let TMZ  and a few people measuring their patriotism by how fast they stand for a song drag their Queen…

EXACTLY!-the point as posted by @PinkPoodleness.  We just witnessed the U.S. Senate trample on the constitution to give a pass to the sitting President who violated it and we’re worried about whether or not celebrities are standing for the anthem?

The country is in the middle of a democratic crisis and the only thing TMZ found newsworthy on Superbowl Sunday was a child(Blue Ivy) not standing for the anthem?  Though I hate the phrase ‘fake news’, where is a right-winger to throw it out when it’s actually fake news?

TMZ’s founder Harvey Levin is reportedly a Trump supporter or at least a sympathizer.  The Daily Beast says back when the “Access Hollywood” scandal tape of Trump saying some pretty offensive things about how he treats women first emerged, “the celebrity gossip website went into overdrive to help Trump.”  Nothing says ‘I support you’ like helping to spin, cover-up or at least confuse the issue. Maybe Levin’s playing the role of state TV like FOX Network to try and curry favor from the President.  Or perhaps TMZ just wanted to stir up a little racial conflict.  Whatever the motive, the players can be forced to stand as the NFL team owners have deemed following Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest, but spectators paid for their seats and can stand, sit, or lay down if they want.

Give it a rest TMZ.  Trying to drum up hate against the Carterts just for clicks, views, and ratings is pretty low–even for TMZ.

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    NBA is fixed

    February 5, 2020 at 7:23 am

    It’s the first week of black history month and the NFL and Fox/NewsCorp broadcast a commercial of a unarmed black man killed by a cop. In addition, the NFL booked Jennifer Lopez, a lip syncing fake latin singer who called black people the N word. Black men did you forget Jennifer Lopez called us the N word? Ask the rapper JA Rule. The NFL hates black people.

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    Shawn J.

    February 4, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Jayonce and Blue Ivy were enjoying the Super Bowl game like anyone–and EVERYONE else!! Who cares if they didn’t stand for the National Anthem? At least they’re AT the game! (Geez, they [the critics] need to get a life!!

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    NBA is fixed

    February 4, 2020 at 7:38 am

    If you’re black and you pledge allegiance to the American flag, you’re pledging allegiance to your own genocide!

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    Chago Wilson

    February 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Not a single Black person should ever stand for that vile, evil anthem composed by a staunch racist, francis scott key, who was notorious for his hatred of Black people. Had francis scott key had his way, Black people would still be in chains on the plantation. They can holler “God bless amerikkka” all day long, but God don’t bless no MESS!

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