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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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NCMom    

Al Sharpton is so irrevelent and so yesterday, last year, 20th century, his hair is so out of style. He knows this, that is why he rushes to every hint of publicity he can get. He knows the young guys are running things now and they have more class. They are not out to accuse and sue. I don't know of a single soul that would want to emulate him.

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dman    

Yo Rev. Put a sock in it, your'e nothing but a media whore. Now that Paris HOltin is free you had to find another way to get your name in the headlines. Since you feel strongly about the terms that tmz used, maybe you should set your sights on "roboho's" boyfriend. Im not sure but I think he may have used all of the above slanderous and demeaning statements that you seem to be against. Personally, I find the term Rev. Al Sharpton to be demeaning and offensive. I dont understand how you've gotten as far as you have when all you do is talk out of your ass. You must give good head.

2599 days ago
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COCO    

This guy has become a terrorist. People get fired over him, they get discredited over his opinions, etc. But the most outrageous thing is that Mr. Sharpton keep silence about the rappers and hip hop community that actually invented the word "ho" to described women. He is a hypocrite and love to terror white people. It's time to stop him.

2599 days ago
34.

Me    

Mr. Sharpton needs to get a job, oh and while he's at it, a sense of friggen humor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2599 days ago
35.

Della    

Get a life, Sharpton.

2599 days ago
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sandyduncansglasseye    

the biggest racist there is....where is Squeaky Fromme when you need her?

2599 days ago
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Samatha    

Here we go again. He's the biggest racist out there, always trying to be heard and causing nothing but trouble. He's full of hot air. I'm sick of him and his racist big mouth

2599 days ago
38.

katie    

He needs to seriously get a life. Who the hell cares? He is looking for that "face time"....

2599 days ago
39.

SM    

This coming from a raging anti-Semite.

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40.

Scott Enyeart    

screw him
he is the cause of more drama then anyone in this country


what he needs to orry about is his haircut......o wait, he might wanna censor me for that cuz it was racially motivated

2599 days ago
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Mia    

I totally agree with #48.

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42.

Jeff    

Sharpton is sooo full of crap that his eyes are brown! In my opinion of course.

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Me    

#49 - I agree with you .. I think there are more racist black folk then there are racist white folk. You guys need to stop being so damn serious, and have a good time... There was nothing racist about ROBOHO !! Give me a break !!! Lighten already... this is 2007 !!!!!!!

2599 days ago
44.

Mr$LauraQ    

Rev. Al Sharpton is a complete media HO!

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45.

Lara    

That's mild compared to the horrible racist remarks I saw today in the Perez Hilton comments area referring to Sienna Miller and P. Diddy. Rev. Sharpton should take a look at that!

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