Wyclef Blasts Report Suggesting AIDS Entered the U.S. Through Haiti

In a statement released today through his Yele Haiti foundation, Wyclef Jean slammed a recent study that suggests the AIDS virus made its way into the U.S. through his native country of Haiti. “World AIDS Day (December 1) is an opportunity to evoke the progress and challenges that Haiti must confront in order to fight this epidemic, but also the recent news that unjustly targeted our country and showed serious prejudice,” Clef said in the statement. According to the Associated Press, Clef’s remarks were in response to a study released by Michael Worobey, an assistant professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, back in October. Worobey’s report called Haiti the “stepping stone” for the deadly virus as it made its way from the African continent into North America. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has been particularly hard hit by HIV and AIDS. “AIDS is a worldwide illness that does not discriminate. Making Haiti the scapegoat only gets in the way of world progress in AIDS research,” Clef reasoned. The former Fugees frontman was appointed as Haiti’s goodwill ambassador by the country’s president Rene Preval earlier this year.

  • Caine

    Damn. Niggas betta strap up! Too many of our people fallin to dis shit.

  • nappy_pappy

    hahahah he just mad cus thats where he from and he dont want ppl thinkin that aids made its way into the u.s. from there. But if evidence points to that, then it is what it is. An assistant professor of evolutionary biology aint gonna just yell out some shit without having something to back him up.

    • NAWLEDGE

      I agree and disagree. A professor wont say something without SOME sort of evidence, but at the same time, they used to say that blacks are biologically under developed as a people. It went as far as to suggest that black are somewhat sub-human. There is a such thing called “scientific racism”. Not only that, AIDS coming from Africa has not been proven either. HIV was first entered into the system when a FRENCH man came to the U.S. So how is it all of the sudden that it came through Haiti? You have to think about these thing before you just talk…

    • Block Prin$e

      I’m not surprised that u find it funny that tiny and poor nations like Haiti are made out to be scapegoats for world wide epidemics. Bad enough we still got racism of the “Jena 6″ type still goin’ on, but now they’ve given ignorant black ppl aka “NIGGERS” a reason to discriminate against Haitians aka “the first (BLACK)nation on the western hemisphere to gain independence”. What’s NOT funny is that Haiti is too small and insignificant to make a positive impact on a large scale (although we have), but just big enough to be the reason millions of ppl in the US have a death sentence (although we are not). LET THE BULLSHIT BEGIN!!!!

    • Lazy

      Shit, there are head professors at Ivy League colleges who say that humans shouldn’t hurt animals b/c humans aren’t any better than them. So u’re gonna believe this guy just cuz he’s an ASSISTANT professor from the University of Arizona? Not that Wyclef is an expert, but scientists (esp. at colleges) throw out theories all the time, and some of those theories are straight bull shit. Did u see any facts to back up what that guy said? Like Black Prin$e said, one of the guys who plotted the human genome said blacks are inferior to whites genetically just recently. Don’t believe everything u read.

  • barbarian at the gate

    Poor Haiti.

    Reality & Haiti have been the lousiest combination one can imagine.

  • ChiTown773

    Thanks for speakin the truth nappy_pappy…Wyclef just doesnt want Haiti gettin the bad publicity…I’m gonna take an assistan proffesor of evolutionary biology’s opinion before wyclef’s

  • Rrip-it Condoms

    ACTUALLY THERE ARE MANY ACCUSATIONS ON WHERE AIDS CAME FROM, BUT WE NEED TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND PEERS ABOUT HIV/ AIDS AND FIND WAYS TO CURE IT, ALSO WEARING PROTECTION!!. CLEF IS RIGHT IT DOESN’T discriminate AND IF WE DON’T DO SOMETHING NOW IT MAY TAKE US ALL OUT!!

    “IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, DO IT BIG……Rrip-it.”

    http://www.mysoace.com/rripit_condoms

  • Wall Street Bully

    Haiti is an easy target and I don’t believe that professor theory for a minute.

    The real issue is that AIDS and HIV is extremely prevalent in our community. Wrap it up.

  • Durty

    I don’t believe that shit..Im not from Haiti but I am from a country that is the king of heinous shit. I truly believe HIV/AIDS was created in a lab or labs 2 kill black ppl of every nationality. African ppl have been expirimented on for decades but just like with heroin this shit starting backfire

  • Block Prin$e

    I’m not surprised that u find it funny that tiny and poor nations like Haiti are made out to be scapegoats for world wide epidemics. Bad enough we still got racism of the “Jena 6″ type still goin’ on, but now they’ve given ignorant black ppl aka “NIGGERS” a reason to discriminate against Haitians aka “the first (BLACK)nation on the western hemisphere to gain independence”. What’s NOT funny is that Haiti is too small and insignificant to make a positive impact on a large scale (although we have), but just big enough to be the reason millions of ppl in the US have a death sentence (although we are not). LET THE BULLSHIT BEGIN!!!!

    oh yeah, in case u couldn’t tell, I’M HAITIAN………and proud of it

  • Block Prin$e

    U stupid muhfukas still don’t get it!!! Wasn’t there a scientist a couple months ago who did a study and concluded that white people were more intelligent than blacks. I wonder how accurate that one was?

  • barbarian at the gate

    Jesus, backfiring on whom, Durty?

  • TEFFLON

    CHITOWN AND NAPPY PAPPY R 2 IGNORANT FAGGOTS, I M NOT FROM HAITI NO WAY I BELEIVE DAT SHIT, THOSE SCIENTIST R NOTHING BUT RACIST LIARS,
    YA BOTH CAN GO SUCK EACH OTHER OFF. OH YEAH BREAKING NEWS CHICAGO. A SCIENTIST JUST DISCOVER THE 1ST GAY MEN WAS FROM CHICAGO.
    I BELEIVE IT…OH YEAH A SCIENTIS SAID IT, IT’S TRUE! STUPID!

  • Trickdd

    ALL I NO IS FUCK HAVEIN PUSSY ALL I WANT IS BRAIN INDO IS STICKY LAWS CANT GET ME WHEN IT COME TO PICKIN FEMALES IM PICKY

  • RAGRAGO

    AIDS Has nothing to do with Africans, Haiti or any strain of monkey flu…REMEBA NEVA TO FORGET THE TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENT FROM THE 70S DO UR RESEARCH ALSO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION….W.H.O…pUBLIC eNEMY HAD A TUNE CALLED,,,W.H.O DUNNIT CHEC DAT OUT…LEARN..if u want to hide da truth from da masses put it in a book….do da math

  • Legend7

    Yo; Does it matter where AIDS came from? Is the research on how it came to America going to help cure the disease? That’s the problem. Scientists are wasting thier time on irrelevant issues. We need a cure, not a theory; a solution, not an explanation.

  • Capostatus

    AIDS was created by the white man obviously to curb over population. Now the reason it spreads so quickly is cause black people do not strap up. Africa is full of niggaz and look whats happening there. And y’al black americans dare not hate on africa cause that’s where u from originally so that’s that. Strap up or abstain from pussy and u’ll be fine.

  • duvwill

    Aids was spreaded through haiti and other small countries through the use of giving people vaccines to prevent dieases.That why the always say don’t share needles.South african scientist also made aids strong customized it for black dna and passed out through vaccines. Aids was first a gay white mans diease. Aids was not found in africans until the mid 80′s after the eboila virsus.

  • NYGIANT

    This is a total lie! AIDS was created in a lab the US and sent to black countries as a way of population control. Think about it, why does the Aids epedemic seem to always be focused in black countries (black people) such Africa OR Haiti. before any of you ignornant dummies believe this shit ask the Native Americans what it felt like when their ancestors where given blankets smoother will small pox. These cowards have been trying to kill off ethnic people for years. Open your eyes or atleast a book. One more thing being a “Professor” does not automatically make you and expert to be taken seriously. If that was the case then every single black person really is subhuman.

  • just a thought…

    if you read the report, you will find out the answer

  • http://www.sweeneykovar.wordpress.com andres

    yeah, but this mufucker will come on TV and tell kids that it’s not the social, political, racial, sexual and gendered norms of the US that in part keeps them down, but they’re own laziness. fuck that fool

  • nappy_pappy

    lol @ Teflon gettin all worked up. Its just my opinion relax homie. lmao…and anyway i wasnt agreeing…and i wasnt laughin at the fact that they are using this country as a scapegoat…im lauhing cus Wyclef is all worked up …and also that if this assistant professor says it, its worth takin a look at, to say the least. I mean professors are out there to educate, and a university wouldnt support someone’s opinion, They have to show how they came up with there findings, all the research, everything. And the professor is not gonna risk his title of professor for a lie, the guy prolly spent years gettin his degree, so he’s not gonna turn around and do some bullshit. plus he prolly spent years gettin the info he’s gotten. I agree dont believe everything u read, but at the same time it has to come from somewhere. find out where and find out if its true…if not then beat his ass lol j/k Real talk though Teflon i think ur the faggot cus aint no one talkin bout anything remotely gay, yet the first things outta ya mouth is fag, and suckin dicks…fuckin homo lmao

    • Don’tbefooled

      Incase you didn’t relise the person that wrote this piece was an “assistant to a Professor”. In other words hes just the professor secratary.

      • NotaSecretary

        No, not an “assistant to a professor.”

        He’s an Assistant Professor. Universities have ranks like this: Lecturer (good enough to teach, but not part of the club), Assistant Professor (a young PhD), Associate Professor, and full Professor.

        Usually, full professors have the best research labs because they’ve gotten the money, but assistant professors do the best research, because they’re desperate to level up.

    • Block Prin$e

      What’s good nappy pappy. I see your point of veiw with the support of scientific evidence. But what u can’t understand is how fucked up it is to place “blame” on anyone by claiming they started AIDS in the US. That shit is very very serious. Alot of ppl (especially Black America) who aren’t Haitian or who’ve never been there are ignorant to what our nationality is about. This only adds to it. Feeding liquid information to the mostly “not very smart” ppl who will beleive it without a doubt can lead to an entire nation of ppl being ostricized and discriminated against. I’m assuming you’re black american so if u know your history u should be able to see how far this can go. Wyclef isn’t the only one pissed of about this and him speaking out in our ppl’s defense is all we got. If there was a study done that said the same of black america, Al Sharpton and Delores Tucker would be dumbin’ the fuck out, right? This is no different. I do see why u take that stand on the issue but b clear that science has proven itself incorrect time and time again. Don’t be so eager to beleive what is only a THEORY, those are not concrete. 1hunned

    • Arcey

      He’s getting worked up cuz motherfuckers like you (nappy headed ho & chit town) take this professor’s opinion as a valid point.
      And you know motherfuckers is lazy, they won’t second-guess shit like that & spread the word as a FACT.Imagine that dude would’ve said “All blacks are the reason that AIDS keeps spreading all over the world & that’s because they all on welfare, poor educated, fucking without protection, having babies born wit that shit, etc.”

      That shit was man-made & they lost control of it.

      remember Tuskeegee.

  • yourFATazzMAMA

    whut u guys talkin about, AIDS came from
    Will Smith

  • beatz23

    AIDS didn’t go from Africa to the U.S.; its actually the other way around..

    check this out if you want the truth

    http://davidmcqueen.blogspot.com/2007/01/origin-of-aids.html

  • fla all day

    Trickdd says:

    ALL I NO IS FUCK HAVEIN PUSSY ALL I WANT IS BRAIN INDO IS STICKY LAWS CANT GET ME WHEN IT COME TO PICKIN FEMALES IM PICKY
    wtf?? this nigga brought aids over^^^^^^^

  • fla all day

    fuck figurin out who brought it over here, they need to get a cure for that shit, but after Trickdd die so he can stop droppin lame ass comments or raps or whatever he doin.

  • http://XXLMAG DUNFIYA

    ITS FOCKEN BOLLOCKS!WHITE PEOPLE WITH THEIR SO-CALLED “FREE VACCINES” IN AFRICA BEEN SHOOTING THAT HIV IN THEM FOR YEARS…THEY DONT KNOW BECAUSE THEY’RE PRIMITIVE TOO POOR TO KNOW.US BLACKS EVERYWHERE ELSE ARE DEALING WITH OUR OWN AFFAIRS TO KNOW OR CARE

  • http://www.exbglounion.bravehost.com/ BROTHER P

    The blood of Jesus Christ is the only cure for aids . Preacher Son holla at me My weight is up for Jesus Christ now i done locked it up in marriage. And 4 haitian babies later i will not complain….but i remember the first hiv test in Jamaica Queens i was so nervous because of my wild lifestyle before i met my wife who is from Port Au – Prince. Merci Jesus

  • Trickdd

    NIGGA YOU LAME IF YOU DONT NO WHO SAY THAT SHIT IN THEY VERSE THEN FUCK YA , YA DIGG STOP HATEIN ON A YOUNG PLAYA LIKE MYSELF

  • KONG

    WHO CARES WHERE IT CAME FROM,JUST CURE IT.

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