It's the latest craze taking over the Internet -- lying face down in bizarre places, stiff as wood -- but rapper Xzibit is leading a new charge AGAINST "planking" ... claiming the practice has RACIST roots.
Xzibit took to his Twitter recently, claiming, "Planking is THE dumbest sh*t ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, its not funny. Educate yourselves."
The rapper adds, "Dont get it twisted. I care less where your dumb asses lay face down and take pictures of the sh*t, I'm just telling you where it came from."
UPDATE: Xzibit just tweeted re: TMZ: "Wow. They are trying to make me the Al Sharpton of planking. #news?"
UPDATE: From TMZ: Yes, Al, news.
Hitler scratched his assStalin scratched his assMao scratched his assScratching your ass means that you are a murderous dictator.
He is correct that they used this positioning during slave transport but it included the wrists being shackled to the waist and usually multiple layers. I've seen Wil E. Coyote and Tom from Tom and Jerry use this gag positioning in cartoons but I never heard anyone cry "RACISM" for those planksters.Just stop crippling yourself with these victimizations and get on with your lives people.
Who cares if it's racist! People should care more about the fact that this is the dumbest thing in the recorded history of man!