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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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46.

sigirl    

Al Sharpton is a racist, loudmouthed ignorant riot-inducer who (people seem to forget) backed up a lying Tawana Brawley who claimed to be raped by white men and had feces smeared on her. The man accused almost had his life and reputation destroyed. He sued Sharpton and won monetary damages, but had a hell of a time getting paid by Sharpton. I despise him. When a white man is killed by blacks, where is he? When a black man is killed by blacks, where is he? He only shows his ridiculous looking hair when he can cause people to hate each other even more.

2629 days ago
47.

nysaro    

Racism in American is more times than not STARTED by Mr. Sharpton.

2629 days ago
48.

idontcare    

Sharpton is a racist toad that will never turn into a Prince.

2629 days ago
49.

Jill the Pill    

Get over it Al. Now your starting to step on my freedom of speach. If your " Beyonce -- someone who symbolizes the strength, dignity and uplifting of Black women" dresses like a HO she going to get called a Ho. I'm sure that Beyonce's southern Grandmother tought her that at a young age. Just like mine did. Mine also tought me to pick my battles. This isn't one worth fighting, Al. Wait your time. Find one worthing fighting for.

2629 days ago
50.

Brook    

Calling anyone a name is not cool but as much as folks try to hide it Beyonce is a ho and we all know it.

2629 days ago
51.

polly    

reverend rat and his ilk need to give the racism play a friggin' rest!
gimme a break!

2629 days ago
52.

MsWaldo    

Where has Sharpton been all these years the rappers have been using FOUL words and language in their lyrics? Not until Imus says something that upsets him, and public opinion urges him to step up to the plate over the rap music, does he come out and attack any and everything that even suggests the "ho" word. "Too little, too late" seems like to me! Concentrate on the rappers........our children do not need to be infiltrated with all the "trash" they hear and see.

2629 days ago
53.

Chris    

This is insane. Sharpton is a MEDIA HO! Or should I call him a MEDIA WHORE?

Either way this windbag just wants the attention.

2629 days ago
54.

SM    

Sharpton is a media and attention ho.

2629 days ago
55.

BOEING 787    

I lot of misplaced priorities I don't know why Al Sharpton is trolling TMZ.com or
someone else is trolling TMZ for him, doesn't he need to be more concerned about more
important things than this site. Even though a lot of people wear a lot of unmarketable
crap at award shows, I don't think Beyonce should be titled a roboho.

2629 days ago
56.

Mia    

#56 I do believe he does start it. He should stick his nose where it belongs- In the rap videos!

2629 days ago
57.

ruthofla    

you know...why is it that the black community can use these words and if it were a white person says it, it is racism. this punk needs to get on the bandwagon and get after the black rappers who uses this word constantly. i believe this punk is not helping the black community at all. get another job and shut up.

2629 days ago
58.

Mia    

Beyonce is not a ho, actually she is the most well spoken, educated, classy black women there is around today.

2629 days ago
59.

5 cent    

There is no room for racism in America. It should be stamped out forever. Anyone looking at the color of someone's skin or their religious beliefs to pass judgment on them as no place here.

That goes for you to, Rev. Sharpton. Do America a big favor and please get on the next plane.

2629 days ago
60.

Mia    

Remmber he used to wear those tight satin running suits in the 80's-90's?

2629 days ago
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