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Pharrell's Goosestepping

Sparks Fuhror at TMZ

2/16/2011 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's the most INTENSE debate we've had in a long time -- that video of Pharrell Williams busting out a goosestepping Nazi-esque salute got things seriously heated in the TMZ newsroom.
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61.

Kester    

Do any of these TMZ "journalist" read comments
anywaaaaaay

Nina Parker you didn't fail me girl...you just made me laugh really early this morning(feb 17) when you got all twisted and high-pitched. You were probably serious but it just came off very sorry and stupid.

Parker, even though you're cemented in your opinions and I know ain't no chipper guy gonna sway you I gotta give you some points for sticking to your beliefs while sitting down and spurtin' what you think of Pharrell.

After your hot verbal discharge yesterday morning it sure gave my coworkers and I a lot of shallow talk to discuss about at the work water cooler a couple of hours ago. We disagree with you and you probably don't care.

You and your comrades never fail to make me(us) laugh almost every day.

1157 days ago
62.

Kester    

"Who is that dumb bitch on the TV show that claims she has more standing on the subject than Harvey?

Fire this racist bitch. She's shrill.

Posted at 9:07 PM on Feb 16, 2011 by skip
did we watch the same video she never claimed she had more standing than harvey and why isnt she or anyone else allowed to voice their opinion b/c there not jews that ridiculous and how is she racist?

Posted at 9:23 PM on Feb 16, 2011 by nonya"

I'm with ya...fire her, but what are the chances of her being fired? Zero.
Nina is one of the main characters of this show and she does adds some spice, flavor, size and color to make TMZ a wonderful blend of irregularities.
Also another reason why she will never ever be fired is because the parent company that produces TMZ probably needs to fill a required racial quota just like the u.s. public schools has to have them otherwise someone is gonna slap them a lawsuit for racial inequality.

1157 days ago
63.

berryloser    

you know what If white people cant say the n work, black people sure as hell should not do anything remotely racist to another. Everyone knows what word, speech, symbol or action is inappropriate, why use them at all....grow the hell up.

1157 days ago
64.

Rachel Rothechild    

I agree that is okay to do but he is also knows what is to come. Pharell is not a so called black perosn he is Asian and something else. So if TMZ asks him if he think he is black I really interested in the question. And if he says yes he is asks him is that what he thinks of himself as his personal belief.

1156 days ago
65.

Brian    

That fat nasty black bitch needs to shut the **** up and get her teeth fixed.

1155 days ago
66.

LostHopein2008    

I decided to just post this very easy to read and find Wiki article because half the comments are by dumb black sheeple that are to busy reading their gossip and just want us to enjoy his shucking and jiving ignoring they has been a lot of prominent black anti semitics(Farah Khan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and groups like the black muslims and Israelities) Michael Jackson while not accused on any racist allegation (eventhough he had "Vitiligo" and three white children)was avid Nazi memorabilia collector.

P.S I know there was few black posters that agreed that this racist and inexcusable since it was crass and shameless show of disrespect to individuals of the world(since it was a "world" war that still has ramifications and survivors that live on to today)irregardless of race or creed

Black people in Nazi Germany
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Holocaust

The fate of black people from 1933 to 1945 in Nazi Germany and in German-occupied territories ranged from isolation, and in few cases to persecution.
After World War I, the Allies stripped Germany of its African colonies. The German military stationed in Africa (Schutztruppen), as well as missionaries, colonial bureaucrats, and settlers, returned to Germany and took with them their racist attitudes. Separation of whites and blacks was mandated by the Reichstag (German parliament), which enacted a law against mixed marriages in the African colonies.
Following World War I and the Treaty of Versailles (1919), the victorious Allies occupied the Rhineland in western Germany. The use of French colonial troops, some of whom were black, in these occupation forces exacerbated anti-black racism in Germany. Racist propaganda against black soldiers depicted them as rapists of German women and carriers of venereal and other diseases. The children of black soldiers and German women were called "Rhineland Bastards." The Nazis, at the time a small political movement, viewed them as a threat to the purity of the Germanic race. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler charged that "the Jews had brought the Negroes into the Rhineland with the clear aim of ruining the hated white race by the necessarily-resulting bastardization."
African German mulatto children were marginalized in German society, isolated socially and economically, and not allowed to attend university. Racial discrimination prohibited them from seeking most jobs, including service in the military. With the Nazi rise to power they became a target of racial and population policy. By 1937, the Gestapo (German secret state police) had secretly rounded up and forcibly sterilized many of them. Some were subjected to medical experiments; others mysteriously disappeared.
The racist nature of Adolf Hitler's regime was disguised briefly during the Olympic Games in Berlin in August 1936, when Hitler appeared to allow 18 African American athletes to compete for the U.S. team. However, actual permission to compete was granted by the International Olympic Committee and not by the host country.
Adult African Germans were also victims. Both before and after World War I, many Africans came to Germany as students, artisans, entertainers, former soldiers, or low-level colonial officials, such as tax collectors, who had worked for the imperial colonial government. Hilarius Gilges, a dancer by profession, was murdered by the SS in 1933, probably because he was black. Gilges' German wife later received restitution from a postwar German government for his murder by the Nazis.
Some African Americans, caught in German-occupied Europe during World War II, also became victims of the Nazi regime. Many, like female jazz artist Valaida Snow, were imprisoned in Axis internment camps for alien nationals. The artist Josef Nassy, living in Belgium, was arrested as an enemy alien and held for seven months in the Beverloo transit camp in German-occupied Belgium. He was later transferred to Germany, where he spent the rest of the war in the Laufen internment camp and its subcamp, Tittmoning, both in Upper Bavaria.
European and American blacks were also interned in the Nazi concentration camp system. Lionel Romney, a sailor in the U.S. Merchant Marine, was imprisoned in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Jean Marcel Nicolas, a Haitian national, was incarcerated in the Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau concentration camps in Germany. Jean Voste, an African Belgian, was incarcerated in the Dachau concentration camp. Bayume Mohamed Hussein from Tanganyika (today Tanzania) died in the Sachsenhausen camp, near Berlin.
Black prisoners of war faced illegal incarceration and mistreatment at the hands of the Nazis, who did not uphold the regulations imposed by the Geneva Convention. Lieutenant Darwin Nichols, an African American pilot, was incarcerated in a Gestapo prison in Butzbach. Black soldiers of the American, French, and British armies were worked to death on construction projects or died as a result of mistreatment in concentration or prisoner-of-war camps. Others were never even incarcerated, but were instead immediately killed by the SS or Gestapo.
Some African American members of the U.S. Armed forces were liberators and witnesses to Nazi atrocities. The 761st Tank Battalion (an all-African American tank unit), attached to the 71st Infantry Division, U.S. Third Army, under the command of General George Patton, participated in the liberation of Gunskirchen, a subcamp of the Mauthausen concentration camp, in May 1945.

1155 days ago
67.

LostHopein2008    

I decided to just post this very easy to read and find Wiki article because half the comments are by dumb black sheeple that are to busy reading their gossip and just want us to enjoy his shucking and jiving ignoring they has been a lot of prominent black anti semitics(Farah Khan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and groups like the black muslims and Israelities) Michael Jackson while not accused on any racist allegation (eventhough he had "Vitiligo" and three white children)was avid Nazi memorabilia collector.

P.S I know there was few black posters that agreed that this racist and inexcusable since it was crass and shameless show of disrespect to individuals of the world(since it was a "world" war that still has ramifications and survivors that live on to today)irregardless of race or creed

Black people in Nazi Germany
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Holocaust

The fate of black people from 1933 to 1945 in Nazi Germany and in German-occupied territories ranged from isolation, and in few cases to persecution.
After World War I, the Allies stripped Germany of its African colonies. The German military stationed in Africa (Schutztruppen), as well as missionaries, colonial bureaucrats, and settlers, returned to Germany and took with them their racist attitudes. Separation of whites and blacks was mandated by the Reichstag (German parliament), which enacted a law against mixed marriages in the African colonies.
Following World War I and the Treaty of Versailles (1919), the victorious Allies occupied the Rhineland in western Germany. The use of French colonial troops, some of whom were black, in these occupation forces exacerbated anti-black racism in Germany. Racist propaganda against black soldiers depicted them as rapists of German women and carriers of venereal and other diseases. The children of black soldiers and German women were called "Rhineland Bastards." The Nazis, at the time a small political movement, viewed them as a threat to the purity of the Germanic race. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler charged that "the Jews had brought the Negroes into the Rhineland with the clear aim of ruining the hated white race by the necessarily-resulting bastardization."
African German mulatto children were marginalized in German society, isolated socially and economically, and not allowed to attend university. Racial discrimination prohibited them from seeking most jobs, including service in the military. With the Nazi rise to power they became a target of racial and population policy. By 1937, the Gestapo (German secret state police) had secretly rounded up and forcibly sterilized many of them. Some were subjected to medical experiments; others mysteriously disappeared.
The racist nature of Adolf Hitler's regime was disguised briefly during the Olympic Games in Berlin in August 1936, when Hitler appeared to allow 18 African American athletes to compete for the U.S. team. However, actual permission to compete was granted by the International Olympic Committee and not by the host country.
Adult African Germans were also victims. Both before and after World War I, many Africans came to Germany as students, artisans, entertainers, former soldiers, or low-level colonial officials, such as tax collectors, who had worked for the imperial colonial government. Hilarius Gilges, a dancer by profession, was murdered by the SS in 1933, probably because he was black. Gilges' German wife later received restitution from a postwar German government for his murder by the Nazis.
Some African Americans, caught in German-occupied Europe during World War II, also became victims of the Nazi regime. Many, like female jazz artist Valaida Snow, were imprisoned in Axis internment camps for alien nationals. The artist Josef Nassy, living in Belgium, was arrested as an enemy alien and held for seven months in the Beverloo transit camp in German-occupied Belgium. He was later transferred to Germany, where he spent the rest of the war in the Laufen internment camp and its subcamp, Tittmoning, both in Upper Bavaria.
European and American blacks were also interned in the Nazi concentration camp system. Lionel Romney, a sailor in the U.S. Merchant Marine, was imprisoned in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Jean Marcel Nicolas, a Haitian national, was incarcerated in the Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau concentration camps in Germany. Jean Voste, an African Belgian, was incarcerated in the Dachau concentration camp. Bayume Mohamed Hussein from Tanganyika (today Tanzania) died in the Sachsenhausen camp, near Berlin.
Black prisoners of war faced illegal incarceration and mistreatment at the hands of the Nazis, who did not uphold the regulations imposed by the Geneva Convention. Lieutenant Darwin Nichols, an African American pilot, was incarcerated in a Gestapo prison in Butzbach. Black soldiers of the American, French, and British armies were worked to death on construction projects or died as a result of mistreatment in concentration or prisoner-of-war camps. Others were never even incarcerated, but were instead immediately killed by the SS or Gestapo.
Some African American members of the U.S. Armed forces were liberators and witnesses to Nazi atrocities. The 761st Tank Battalion (an all-African American tank unit), attached to the 71st Infantry Division, U.S. Third Army, under the command of General George Patton, participated in the liberation of Gunskirchen, a subcamp of the Mauthausen concentration camp, in May 1945.

1155 days ago
68.

fstblk    

This is some bull****. Harvey is always making snide remarks about blacks and as soon as someone says something about jews he get upset.What's up with his jew segment?I was actually surprised when the black girl said something because nobody seems to talk back to harvey.Now he's trying to start some **** with the rappers.If a black person said some of the things Harvey has said about blacks they would'nt be allowed back on the air.But, who runs that network???? He's always making faces when a black is referred to. Or the "Oh! i like him".True jews were killed blacks were too and still being killed as well as villified.Whites are always saying blacks always bring up slavery well, guess who always brings up the holocaust? They were both terrible,terrible thing to have happened. But does that make one better then the other? Give it a break Harvey.

1155 days ago
69.

TCizzy    

Rottyrachel, he looks black to me and if it were up to most blacks the white man would be enslaved as revenge.

1155 days ago
70.

vance    

if only a movement lik the nazi,s would start but systematically taking out the rite people. below average humans, behaviors such as greed,lies,steals,kills,sellfish,narcissis etc.... at first it would b a lil tuff. but what a world it would be after the ovens cooled. i can dream

1155 days ago
71.

Jane    

Many black people are racist but compared to the Majority of Jews and Whites. Jews and Whites win for being the most racist groups in the world.I am black and my boyfriend is white we have seen so many times with our eyes. Actaully they were many blacks that died during WW2 not just Jews. Please do not put all blacks in one group. Firt of all majority of blacks do not milk the slavery bull****. I am black I would know and Majority of blacks I talk to do not. Jews own the media they are the ones who are always stereotyping everyone ethanic group but themselves. I know Jew is not a race but I am just using it as in the Jewish faith. I have been watching TMZ for awhile and Harvey always seem to be stereotyping minorties all the time. Jews are the ones milking WW2 and many many other groups died remember blacks and other minorties live in europe at that time and also the soldiers from america. The last time i remember Jews got Isreal what did the majority of other groups get for being treated so bad? **** all I am so sick of Jews bitching over ww2 they are lucky that people faught for them. I am sick and tired of certain kinds of blacks always bitching about slavery move forward but never forget.

1154 days ago
72.

Nunya B Isness    

Did everybody actually watch the same video? If the rapper (I don't remember his name, I'm into metal so it doesn't really matter to me) was doing a star trek thing then that's what he was doing, it looked kinda dumb but big deal if that's his thing.
The point I wanted to make.... White, black, jewish, indian, mexican, oriental it doesn't matter. Hate is hate.... there is NO pass.
Oh and stop whining about slavery, you didn't live threw it, its not something that happened to you. Besides, without it blacks would still be stuck in Africa bare foot wearing a fig leaf spearing piranha out of the local watering hole.... think about it.

1153 days ago
73.

StingStungMe    

Black Nazi? Ha!
Too bad he was doing a Star Trek symbol salute.

Way to mislead the public?

"How is it different from Jesse doing the Heil Hitler and Pharrel?"

The difference would be because Pharrell never did the nazi salute.

To think that a black man would be heiling Hitler is ridiculous. Hitler wanted the world to be full of heterosexual German blue eyed blonds with no signs of mental or physical defects. That was his perfect race.

Everything else would be sent to the ovens.

1146 days ago
74.

StingStungMe    

There is only one instance where a black person could be a Nazi and that is in a Dave Chappelle episode. XD

@ #77 Nunya I agreed with you until your last sentence. "Besides, without it blacks would still be stuck in Africa bare foot wearing a fig leaf spearing piranha out of the local watering hole.... think about it."

Now that is racist and so very untrue. There is more to Africa than what you see on "Feed the Children" ads.
I have worked with or gone to school with many people from Ethiopia, Liberia, *****ia, and other parts of Africa. Guess what? Their English is better than the majority of Americans!

Africa isn't exclusively tribes and underdeveloped land. They have running water, schools, shopping centers, and homes just like we do.

On the flip side, there are parts of the US where people don't have bathrooms and where the cities seem to be stuck in an earlier time period.

1146 days ago
75.

Juan    

Hold on Hold on, the "salute" was with the left hand, so calm down kids, it wasn't a "nazi salute" he was just paying

1034 days ago
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