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Harry Belafonte

I Wasn't Asleep

I Was Meditating!!

10/18/2011 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Harry Belafonte says he was NOT catching up on some zzzzzzzs in the middle of a live news broadcast Friday ... insisting he was merely "meditating" with his eyes closed.

Belafonte's rep, Ken Sunshine, released a statement to TMZ ... explaining, "After weeks of literally hundreds of interviews promoting his HBO documentary, memoir and CD, Mr. Belafonte had an early morning satellite TV tour this past Friday."

"True to form, there was a technical glitch in the feed to a local station in Bakersfield, CA. His earpiece wasn’t working, so he decided to take the time to meditate before the rest of his Day-O.”

Sunshine adds, "Mr. Belafonte is 84 years young, but sharper and more awake than most who have been interviewing him. Maybe the world would be a better place if more people took a moment to meditate.”

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16.

Emilio    

He was communicating telepathicaly with Fidel Castro!....LMAO

1045 days ago
17.

JFO    

So stop interviewing him - he's off the wall anyhow.

1045 days ago
18.

L    

He was snoring!

1045 days ago
19.

Sincerity    

pizza tom: about an hour ago

the best thing that belafonte can do is to die. simply put a gun to your head and shoot yourself. do us all a favor and silence you radical racist mouth and lay still you deliberately hateful brain and heart from ever affecting anyone again. belafonte is a racist plain and simple. his message i*****red for those who do not march toward his plantation. for belafonte to keep the black man on the liberal plantation has been a life long goal. belafonte is pure black trash......
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@pizza tom


Put your "CRACK PIPE" down "LOSER"!!! Ten hateful "PARIAHS" like "YOU" would "NEVER" equate to "ONE" Harry Belafonte. Wishing "DEATH" upon someone you don't know at all has extremely "BAD" "karmic implications". Mr. Belafonte hasn't been around for 84 years and counting, if he WASN'T DOING "SOMETHING" RIGHT!!! Perhaps "YOU" re-examine his life and "TAKE NOTES", LOSER!!!

1045 days ago
20.

Sincerity    

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pizza tom: about an hour ago

the best thing that belafonte can do is to die. simply put a gun to your head and shoot yourself. do us all a favor and silence you radical racist mouth and lay still you deliberately hateful brain and heart from ever affecting anyone again. belafonte is a racist plain and simple. his message i*****red for those who do not march toward his plantation. for belafonte to keep the black man on the liberal plantation has been a life long goal. belafonte is pure black trash......
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@pizza tom


Put your "CRACK PIPE" down "LOSER"!!! Ten hateful "PARIAHS" like "YOU" would "NEVER" equate to "ONE" Harry Belafonte. Wishing "DEATH" upon someone you don't know at all has extremely "BAD" "karmic implications". Mr. Belafonte hasn't been around for 84 years and counting, if he WASN'T DOING "SOMETHING" RIGHT!!! Perhaps "YOU" should re-examine his life and "TAKE NOTES", LOSER!!!

1045 days ago
21.

EarthAngel    

Meditation is awesome! Can do it anywhere and it's free! Try it!

1045 days ago
22.

Observer    

What does that say when someone lies like that for something so little? Shows you their character.
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Belafonte is a racist socialist and why anyone gives this ignorant, intellectually dishonest punk a platform is beyond me.

1045 days ago
23.

Joe    

I have heard interviews with Harry. He has an extreme hatred for white people. And he states his racist opinions as facts. Not that this sleeping thing is a big deal, but if he was sleeping, he will never admit to it. He is not that type of person to admit to anything that will make him look bad ( in his eyes ). I cannot say I have respect for this guy.

1045 days ago
24.

Ronald Jensen    

Even Far Left Wing Radical Progressive Racist's get tired. Let him rest in peace. At least he was not spewing his normal vitriol.

1045 days ago
25.

Jenna    

It's cause he's black, of course. People putting ole harry down, saying he was sleeping - it's cause he's black, all because he's black.

1045 days ago
26.

Bellaca    

Republicans are turning this into their own little hatred spewing fest.

PS. At least he didn't die on camera.

1045 days ago
27.

Jenna    

By the way, belafont's rep, a mr sunshine (?) uses where-the-sun-DONT-SHINE kiss-up terms like saying anyone is "84-yrs YOUNG," please don't ever use that expression again.

1045 days ago
28.

Maria    

Ok if he was meditating, that's great, but so the f what if he was sleeping?! Have you all, have any idea how much this man has done?! He was more then just a singer/entertainer, he was a big activist for civil rights. He did a lot for human rights period! Meditating, sleeping whatever this man deserves more respect then being called our for having his eyes closed before some dang interview!

1045 days ago
29.

tellmeaboutit     

Harry's an arrogant racist ass. I've never forgotten when he called Colin Powell the House N*****. Meditate on that, jerk!

1045 days ago
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