Celebrities Slam Ben Carson For Calling Slaves “Immigrants”

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Celebrities React Ben Carson Slaves Immigrants

By Michael Lewittes |

Celebrities React Ben Carson Slaves Immigrants

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Ben Carson is getting slammed by celebrities for calling slaves “immigrants” during his first speech as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC on Monday (video below). See Hollywood stars’ reactions to Carson equating slaves with “immigrants.”

After calling America “a land of dreams and opportunity” during his speech, the brain surgeon turned politician stated, “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.” Following the remark, Samuel Jackson tweeted, “OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!! #dickheadedtom.” Michael McKean wrote, “Ben Carson always seems to be straining to make a point he himself cannot grasp.” And commenting on a story about Carson’s questionable remarks, Andy Cohen sarcastically added, “Wonderful.”

Whoopi Goldberg urged, “Ben Carson..please read or watch Roots, most immigrants come here VOLUNTARILY,cant’t really say the same about the slaves..they were stolen.” Charlamagne Tha God‏ said, “Ben Carson has never knocked on a desk to make the sweet sounds of the ‘Real Love’ beat of course he thinks slaves were immigrants.” Meanwhile, Patton Oswalt expressed, “Cue the twisty-ass contrarian takes on this plain-to-see idiocy from click-hungry alt right bloggers.”

Star Jones wrote, “LHM! No way in the world he is that friggin ignorant. [Sh*t] for brains #UncleTom thy name is #BenCarson.” Cher tweeted, “BEN CARSON JUST REFERRED 2 SLAVES AS IMMIGRANTS. WHO R THESE PEOPLE IMMIGRANTS CAME BY CHOICE, SLAVES CAME IN,STACKED IN BOTTOM OF SHIPS.” And Ice T expressed, “Ben Carson is a MFn idiot…” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more Hollywood stars slam Carson for calling slaves “immigrants.”

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