Lord Jamar Defends BlackFaced Korean In Picture With Snoop Dogg
Lord Jamar was very vocal about Justin Bieber’s role in the hip-hop community. While he demolished the pop star, Lord Jamar had kinder words for the Korean fan pictured in blackface in a photo with Snoop Dogg in his interview with VladTV.
“From going overseas and shit like that, I happen to know that Asian people—I mean, I’ve never been in Korea, but I’ve been to Japan. And I know they straight up worship some black shit,” Lord Jamar said. “So, when I see an Asian do something like that I honestly feel in my mind that it’s more out of reverence. And trying to actually salute in a way. Rather than a mockery and some sort of—as if a white person here in America did. You understand? Their whole history with it is totally different…They really might have dressed up thinking they were going to impress Snoop with that.”
Jamar further elaborated on why he’s more accepting of Koreans using blackface in contrast to Americans. He states that unlike Koreans, Americans are more knowledgeable on the history of blackface and should know the controversy behind it.
“You might even have a white guy. He didn’t intentionally do something, but you come from a country where that’s in your racial memory,” he said. “As a white person and a black person. It’s within our racial memory to know what blackface is in this country. Not necessarily in Korea… So yeah, I don’t know if I would have been offended by that. Coming from that particular person and their intentions…I feel like they come from a different culture, a different background, different intention.”
The picture was posted earlier this year on Snoop’s Instagram with the caption reading, “Stunt double. Hahahahahah. This nigha here !!”—Carl Lamarre
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