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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry went on a now epic and viral rant claiming that Star Wars is racist because Darth Vader was portrayed as a “terrible and bad” Black guy before revealing he’s White.

“I know why I have feelings — good, bad and otherwise — about Star Wars,” Perry explained. “I spent the whole day talking about the Darth Vader situation.”

She stated, “The part where he was totally a black guy, whose name was basically James Earl Jones … While he was black he was terrible and bad, awful and used to cut off white men’s hand, and didn’t actually claim his son. But as soon as he claims his son, goes over to the good, takes off his mask and he is white — yes, I have many feelings about that.”

But we are here to tell you that Melissa was way, way out of line … And here are three reasons why:

1. She Was Wrong: In the original film, Darth Vader first tells Luke he is his son while still covered by the black, Vader garb. And when DV eventually revealed himself, there should not have been any question as to whether he was White or Black because Luke and Leia are … hate to break it to you, WHITE.

And according to Mediaite.com, not only was the decision to use James Earl Jones’ voice for Darth made in post production, but apparently Darth originally had a Scottish accent.

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2. They’ve Moved On, So Should Melissa: In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Black actor, John Boyega aka Finn, played a massive part in the story line. The fact that a man of color has a major role should be more proof that SW is not racist.  Also, we can’t forget about Billy Dee Williams or Samuel L. Jackson.  

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3. Mellody Hobson: We assume that Perry is aware that Star Wars creator, George Lucas, is married to a Black woman … but not just any Black woman. Mellody Hobson is one of the most respected, successful women in the country. She is not only the president of Ariel Investments, the largest minority-owned investment firm. but she also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dreamworks Animation.

Trust us, there are no shenanigans going down in the Lucas household.

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What do you think: Was Melissa Perry out of line?

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  1. Frank O

    December 17, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    Here’s a fourth reason: Perry is a race baiting loon.

  2. Cameron Huey

    December 20, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Let’s see, yes anything ridiculous that she says is out of line. If this was a one-time gaffe, then whatever. But MHP has said 1. Star Wars is racist because Darth Vader is black. 2. She claims saying someone is hard-working is racist to the slaves, 3. She was caught making fun of Mitt Romney’s adopted black child.

    Let’s face it MSNBC is the only place MHP can find a job, period.

  3. tjp77

    December 22, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    MHP needs to go away, forever. She’s just the worst caricature of a hypersensitive leftist lunatic that anyone could imagine.

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Tamar Braxton Insists Divorce Isn’t A PR Stunt: I Think That’s Disgusting

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Tamar Braxton is adamant that her divorce from husband Vince Herbert is not a ratings ploy for her WE tv reality show Tamar & Vince. The Braxton Family Values star stopped by The View on Friday, February 23 and addressed rumors that the split is just a plot line.

“I wish I could say that a lot of times it’s made up, just so I can hide behind the truth,” she said. “But in this situation, I absolutely have no reason to lie about my marriage or the things that are happening in my marriage for ratings. I think that’s disgusting and I would never sell my soul to the devil like that.”

“I have a regular marriage, and in regular marriages, like everybody else, things happen,” she continued. “In my marriage, it was just to a point where I felt like divorce was the only option that I had left. I definitely filed for divorce — that’s not a lie.”

Braxton, 40, and Herbert, 45, share a 4-year-old son, Logan Vincent — and she says he’s their main priority.

“I think the bigger picture of everything is that we have a responsibility to my amazing 4-year-old son, to raise him in the most comfortable, amazing, loving, secure household that we can,” she said, adding, “That’s why we don’t live together.”

Braxton — who was joined by Herbert on air — also addressed the rumor that Herbert had impregnated another woman. (Last month, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Braxton claimed an unidentified woman told her that “Vincent Herbert is having a baby,” and that Herbert had then called Braxton “begging and lying” despite a “protection order.”)

“Here is the thing about people being in your business: keep people out your business,” said Braxton. “And let me just address the meltdown that I had on Instagram. That was my fault that I put myself in a position where I opened up the floor for people to give their opinions on my marriage, and I have to take responsibility for that.”

Herbert himself insisted the allegation was “absolutely” false.

“And all the other allegations are just not true — I’m just not that kind of person,” he said. “I love this lady with all my heart, I love my family with all my heart, and I will never stop fighting for my family and trying to make it be great.”

“Vince and I have been through a lot, and the reason that I filed for divorce was not because of those rumors,” added Braxton. “I filed for divorce because we work together, he’s my baby father, we’re together each and every single day, we’re attached at the hip and it just got to be too much. We just couldn’t figure out how to figure it out.”

As for a possible reconciliation? While Herbert is on board — “absolutely,” he said — Braxton isn’t so sure.

“It’s okay not to know,” she said. “We still work together now. We do work together well, so that’s one thing that I feel like we can definitely sustain and we’ve always been able to sustain, as well as our connection and our responsibility to being parents to Logan.”

 

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