In the latest episode of Marlon Wayans’ NBC sitcom, Marlon, the comedian attacks black conservatives Dr. Ben Carson and actress Stacey Dash calling them “sellouts” and embarrassments to black Americans.
On the latest episode of his television show, Marlon’s son, Zack is hired as a model for a video game company photo shoot. In the shoot, the child is told to wear a plain red hoodie, but when the photos proofs come back, Marlon finds that the company superimposed the phase “Funky Monkey” onto the shirt sending Marlon to the company with charges of racism.
The company directors, all of whom are portrayed by white actors, are shocked by the charge of racism and are portrayed as wholly unaware that “monkey” could be thought of as a racist term. The jarring scene is a ripped-from-the-headlines callback to an H&M ad that put a black child model a sweatshirt that read, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”
After the shoot is canceled, the boy is upset that he won’t be in the photo shoot because he told his friends he was “going to be famous.” Triggered, Marlon uses the opportunity to teach his son a less about fame by attacking black conservatives.
“Okay, and that’s cool, son, but what do you wanna be famous for? I mean, do you wanna be a hero or a sellout? I mean, do you wanna be Dr. Martin Luther King or Dr. Ben Carson? Do you wanna be Rosa Parks or Omarosa? Do you wanna be Mrs. Dash or Stacey Dash?” Marlon Wayans says to his son.
Wayans’ message is very clear: Any black person who isn’t a Democrat or doesn’t submit to the liberal mindset is someone to be demeaned, targeted, and is no longer to be considered black. According to Marlon Wayans, Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned surgeon, and director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is more of an embarrassment to black people than Marlon’s last five movies.
The idea that black people are only allowed to think one way is the dirty little secret that keeps blacks in America voting 85-90% Democrat year after year. What’s even more ironic is the fact that someone who has made millions off of portraying black ignorance for decades feels like he has the authority to decide what is offensive to other black people. So I pose this question, what image is more embarrassing to black people, a Yale University graduate who was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 30 years and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom or Marlon Wayans.