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Gilbert Arenas

Calls Rev. Al Sharpton a 'Coon'

Over Michael Brown Protests

8/14/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gilbert Arenas uncorked a racial slur on Rev. Al Sharpton ... attacking him over his reaction to the police shooting of Michael Brown and the riots that have followed.

Arenas posted his rant on Instagram, saying ... "the stats also show AL coon sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way."

Gilbert's post included a plea to Michael Brown's family to leave Sharpton out of planned protests. He said, "FAMILiES of the victims pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak or ur behalf,you have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you."

Gilbert appeared to be reacting to news coverage of Sharpton arriving in the St. Louis area and marching arm-in-arm with protesters.

As if the racial slur wasn't enough, Arenas added, "#AL ur like a #THOT in the club,lookn for attention what u said at trayvons rally #enoughisenough ur right were tired of u PRETENDING." 

If you don't know ... THOT is another term for ho. It appears Arenas took down the original attack, but he rips Sharpton for not showing up in St. Louis until the national media showed up there too.

Sharpton hasn't responded. Yet.

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bitchesfoqt    

Word

40 days ago
2.

WowUrDumb    

White people have seen Sharpton as an opportunit for years. Glad the AA community has caught on to his BS. He's no MLK, Jr folks.

40 days ago
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Jay    

Please quit calling this race baiting POS a Reverend. It makes the real ones look bad.

40 days ago
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Captain Ahab    

I turn on the TV and see Sharpton speaking for the victims, I turn the channel. No one else can speak? He sends race relations back 25 years. maybe he can have a couple women faint around him while he is speaking. Media loves that.

40 days ago
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eddie    

Gilbert Arenas the man that brought weapons to the locker room of the Washington Wizards. The same man who pulled out a gun on a teammate for an illegal gambling debt. The same man who had a bunch of kids 5 by a woman who appeared on a reality show were she was fighting and they are still not married. A man with know moral ground to judge anyone. We're was he during the Trayvon trial when did we here of him speaking out against anything regarding anyone of color. He is now no longer a professional basketball player because no one wanted to work with him. So before start calling coons and defaming someone's name maybe he should marry his wife and be mindful of his own situation.

40 days ago
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TEXASMIKE    

As a white person, I love when Al shows up. He turns the black victim into the bad guy. This kid should not have been shot, but justice runs from stupid Al.

40 days ago
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Bridget    

His statement could have been very powerful, if he hadn't added racial slurs and insults. Now the story will be about the NAMES he called Sharpton, instead of the POINT he was making. To bad, I would have agreed with his point if he didn't word it in such a offensive way. Dude using the c word? You ain't helping much either. How about both of you shut up and let someone with a calming effect take the reigns on this one. Everyone is riled up enough.

40 days ago
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static    

What type of person gives Sharpton any credibility he is a proven liar and race baiting opportunist (see Tawana Brawley). And he is a police informant ironic the slogan "snitches get stitches" is spray painted on the Quick Trip in Ferguson. It's very telling since his arrival the situation has only become worse.

40 days ago
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Brite    

Gilbert Arenas is fairly right on this one, But he is still working on his own life, for now.

40 days ago
10.

Usagi-chan    

Al Sharpton shouldn't be speaking on anyone's behalf. The only reason the media gives him a microphone is because they know he's going to make himself look like a buffoon.

40 days ago
11.

whiteblack    

Coon? Raccoon? Tycoon? Cocoon?

40 days ago
12.

iBetty    

Good point but If only peoples actions matched their words.. Regardless of whats going on Al Sharpton is present in the midst of the chaos.. Where is Gilbert Arenas? *Crickets... Its easy to criticize from the comforts of your own home but being live at the scene is a different story...

40 days ago
13.

Bella    

Wow! When you think about it Arenas is right on the money with his comments.

40 days ago
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kingkkong234    

Any black person reading these post think things between races is cool, just read the responses here and anywhere there is news of minorities. Those people dont like you and i idont care how much of your culture they copy. Wake the F up!!

40 days ago
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Stevonez    

Chimps are people to…?

40 days ago
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