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Black Power Ranger

BOYCOTTING Reunion

In Support of Blue Buddy

5/16/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

515-walter-jones-david-yost-gettyThe Power Rangers reunion gets less mighty by the day ... now it's the BLACK Power Ranger who says he won't go-go ... in part out of respect for the Blue Ranger's beef with producers.

As TMZ previously reported ... Blue Power Ranger David Yost declined an invitation to reunite the original cast, saying the producers harassed him for being gay when he was on the show from 1993-1996.

Now original Black Power Ranger Walter Jones tells TMZ he was treated pretty badly, too ... and he's following his friend's lead.

"I'm very sorry to disappoint the fans as I would have loved to be a part of it," Jones tells TMZ. "David, who I still keep in touch with regularly, is a very great guy and it would have been fun to work together again on something we helped originate."

But sources close to the situation tell TMZ the alleged abuse isn't the only factor ... that both Yost and Jones are holding out in part because the show isn't offering enough money to make up for the way producers treated them.

For those keeping score at home, the reunion of the original cast is dwindling fast ...

Green Ranger: IN ... Jason David Frank ... aspiring MMA fighter confirmed he'll attend.
Red Ranger: MAYBE? ... Austin St. John ... went on to be an EMT/firefighter in WDC.
Pink Ranger: MAYBE? ... Amy Jo Johnson ... still a working actress.
Blue Ranger: OUT ... David Yost ... says producers were homophobic bullies.
Black Ranger: OUT ... Walter Jones ... says he was abused ... and is supporting Yost.
Yellow Ranger: OUT ... Thuy Trang ... died in a car accident in 2001.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Just cancel it.

503 days ago
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David    

I don't want to see your ugly face anyway. You have no personality and your acting is terrible. So you're gay. Who cares what you do in the bedroom. Keep that to yourself. I don't go around telling people that they should accept me because I enjoy anal sex. Your sexuality should not be focused on to validate who you are. How you are as a person is what validates you as a person.

503 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Black Power Ranger
BOYCOTTING Reunion
In Support of Blue Gay Buddy...................Well Done ! And IronMan 3 in 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D and in Japan in 4D and IMAX 4D has Already Made $1 BILLION Dollars as of Thursday, May 16 and that is More Money than Any Marvel SuperHero including More than The 4 SpiderMan Movies Made, We already know The Dark Knight Rises and Transformers 3 Will get Their Butts Kicked Soon !...

503 days ago
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Mary P    

Really? Yellow Power Ranger: Out? Stay classy TMZ.

503 days ago
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Leslie    

Damn, Billy was my favorite Power Ranger. Tommy's always in, how many Power Rangers series/movies has that guy done?!

503 days ago
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melbrooks    

Saw them as a kid at universal L.A. Freeway packed getting there. Wall to wall people. I mean looking back I would say like worse than a stones concert. I mean people packed. My mom carried me becus worried Id be trampled. So good for them. I hope they get alot of $ and secure their future

503 days ago
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NorCalMeanJean    

but seriously...can we talk about how they're aging....and who looks like an elderly citizen here....just sayin

503 days ago
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Spicy mag    

Show was oriental recycled footage rubbish! The acting was ****ing hilariously awful and the toys sucked!

503 days ago
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justme111    

Lol@ the black power ranger being Black.

503 days ago
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Thomas M    

Pretty soon the battle cry at the reunion will go from Go go Power Rangers down to Go go Power Ranger.

503 days ago
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Dublin2016    

Red ranger was my favorite.... SO sexy!

503 days ago
12.

asdf    

This article is a complete lie, he didn't say anything to TMZ.

503 days ago
13.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Someone should tell him that no one really cares whether he shows up or not. No one could tell if it was him or some other random black guy anyhow, so who cares really?

503 days ago
14.

Tracey    

Cause people haven't grown since then. Shoot yourself in the foot idiot.

503 days ago
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tessa    

cancel the whole thing . . . no one will even notice, not a professional in the bunch, just some wannabes who had a chance and blew it. again.

503 days ago
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