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Sharpton to TMZ: "Roboho" a Big No No

7/9/2007 6:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Al SharptonNational Action Network President Al Sharpton has set his sights on TMZ.com over the word "Roboho" in a fashion piece that was published two weeks ago:

"Calling any woman a "ho" is demeaning and abusive and it should not be tolerated on any level. It is intolerable to think that TMZ.com would find humor in calling Beyonce -- someone who symbolizes the strength, dignity and uplifting of Black women -- a "Roboho," and they should be denounced by the entire community for glorifying the continued oppression of women with this derogatory term. Racism in America is perpetuated by ignorance and hate and using one's airwaves or media entity to promote it is a blatant setback to civil rights and the advancement of equality.

National Action Network has been in the forefront of protesting the word "ho" and will hold a 20-city tour featuring 100 women in each market on August 7th to protest the use of the word "ho" as well as the "N" and "B" words. We encourage TMZ.com to retract their misogynistic labeling of Beyonce and apologize immediately."

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Get a Clue    

Well, he got Don Imus fired because of that word.

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Anexio    

The very right reverand Al just doesnt get it.

Oh, and he's an idiot to, and Beyonce is still a ROBOHO!

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vanderhoof    

Al should get a life!

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p1tey1    

Oh God, here we go. I didn't care for the caption either, but I don't think we need the Reverend Al involved. Geez!

2477 days ago
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Tangie    

He needs to focus on rappers. He won't.

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NO MUSLIMS FOR PRESIDENT    

OMG TMZ was referring to the outfit not to Beyonce. Hurry Quick! Someone Vote Al Sharpton the spokesperson for the entire Black Race, Oh wait ! We can think for ourselves! PUT A CORK IN IT

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Yikes-A-Hooty    

He is a complete waste of space. Get a REAL job Sharpton.

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Spiro    

Al Sharpton is again looking to make headlines by calling everything and everyone racist. In reality, he is one of the most pathetic media hungry whores to ever get in the lime lite. I am surprised that TMZ would even bother posting a blog about him which only gives him more publicity. AL SHARPTON: GET A REAL JOB

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JR    

Where is the apology to the Duke Lacrosse players whom he compared to "white devils". He is the most racist person out there besides Jessie Jackson. I am so tired of all the double standards-

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Tangie    

#9 jj-I think that karma is and has been here, hon. OJ, Bobby Cutts, etc. Thanks anyway.

2477 days ago
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ALL    

I wonder if Dr. King turns in his grave over how ridiculous this jackass has become. How many racist comments has this jerk made? Pot....meet kettle.

2477 days ago
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Christy    

He must be hurting for face time again. Ya think?

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someone's mom    

i wish someone would give that man a job

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Janice    

Oh Oh Harvey......He got Imus ....Now he's coming for you................Whatch gonna do willis?
LOL

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Zenophobe Alien    

Al needs to get a sense of humor. I hate watching a parade and seeing ole Al jump in front of it all the time. You are a pompous ASS Al

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