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Samuel L. Jackson -- Abe Lincoln, Too White!

5/9/2009 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Samuel Jackson isn't the guy you want to piss off -- especially after a long flight. Sam not only took verbal swipes at our photog, but Abe Lincoln as well!

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So would he stay in the Lincoln bedroom for the White House Correspondents Dinner? Sam wants a room with a Black last name. Guess who?

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46.

white chocolate    

The black minority has just as much of a chance as anyone else to be successful in life. I live in Chicago and am a Blackhawks hockey fan. We have a player named Dustin Byfuglien and he is of African American descent. He's a great player and the fans love him. How many black people play hockey??? Nobody is holding them back excpet themselves. Time to stop blaming everyone else.

1959 days ago
47.

mousetrap    

I didn't take a whole lot of offense to what he said. I think he was just farting around. Although it was probably a little rough around the edges. Terms like discrimination and racist are way over used. Everyone is discriminate. It is totally natural to view people who have drastically different physical features and cultures from you differently. For the most part, people feel more comfortable around thier own kind. Racist is when you overtly refer to someone of a different ethnic group as being less superior because of their heritage. I don't think that's what he was doing although his comments were a little inappropriate.

1959 days ago
48.

Pistol    

So. Will he cause a stir like Mel Gibson?

1959 days ago
49.

let it go    

How many checks have you cashed that were signed by us white folk?

1959 days ago
50.

j    

Raicst. Who helped the history change=LINCOLN! If it wasn't for Lincoln it would even longer until we had a 1/2 black president. I am a minority and at some point to end racism, everyone has to be equal Samuel. Your remark just prolongs racism you idiot. You aren't above being racist just because you are an actor. Be grateful.

1959 days ago
51.

j    

i mean 'racist".

1959 days ago
52.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

INCREDIBLE!!!,

That you, Quetou..?

1959 days ago
53.

Disgusting    

Black people can be despicable racists. Any white person who's been to the post office knows this.

This guy always has some stupid racist, sexist thing to say. And, telling a pap to get a real job - how original. Meanwhile, he should thank the paps. He wouldn't be going to DC if it weren't for his media exposure. Does he think Lakeview Terrace warrants an invite. Whiny actors should be thanking the paps and the fans for the sickeningly privileged lives they lead instead of gracelessly complaining all the time. Meanwhile, none of them are taking their millions and getting out of the business.

1959 days ago
54.

RES    

total racist. If a white person said they wouldn't stay in the bed room named of a black man, they would be completely ripped to shreds.

1959 days ago
55.

Grace12_34    

Amazed, there's no way in HELL you can possibly know or have met "most" blacks or whites. Therefore, your "findings" cannot possibly be true!

1959 days ago
56.

erica    

White people are the most vile, disgusting, ignorant, racist creatures on
this planet..it's a fact. I don't blame Obama, Halle Berry or anyone else for denying that side of them!

1959 days ago
57.

princesspink    

What a racist pig.


I'm sorry, but I'm not sorry that I'm PROUD TO BE WHITE!!!

1959 days ago
58.

Tink44    

Thank you Andre. Reading all of these remarks really make a person think no matter which race it is. We all need to think about the hate we portraying to one another probably without even realizing it. I think we are reacting waaay to hateful. He was wrong to say that, but its not any worse than we are all saying on here.

1959 days ago
59.

lise    

really not suprised blacks are very racist just like the rest of the human race but somehow they think they should get a pass not in my book, Anyone who has a problem with the name "White House" thinking it is racist is just ignorant and maybe if he was educated in history he would keep his trap shut.

1959 days ago
60.

inuve    

He is showing his ignorance. The reason more African Americans have names like Jackson or Johnson is that those presidents owned slaves and slaves often took the name of their former owners. Lincoln didn't own any slaves, therefore few African Americans are named Lincoln. If Samuel L Jackson wants to honor a name, why choose the name of the slave owners and not the one who freed the slaves?

1959 days ago
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