Questlove Is Being Sued For Racial Discrimination
Questlove Is Being Sued For Racial Discrimination

 

Since like mid-2015, we all somehow agreed that every you say or do is because you’re a racist or sexist and just didn’t realize it. I guess white people have finally caught on, because Questlove is being sued for $2M for being a racist. 2018 is wild, man. Per Page Six:

Last summer an unnamed ​“​The Tonight Show ​Starring Jimmy Fallon” ​stagehand sent Decker and Cimino the unsolicited text that included “a piece of fried chicken with a bite out of it along with a racial slur that inevitably depicts African Americans,” their attorney Richard Roth told The Post. Roth declined to repeat the slur but said it included the n-word. The text was also sent to Roots bassist Mark Kelley.​ The Roots, led by drummer Questlove are Fallon’s house band on the late-night talk show.​ Neither cameraman responded to the message​ ​— which they received during the middle of a taping​ ​— and immediately told superiors that they had nothing to do with it, according to court papers. “Both were shocked to receive it and repulsed by its content,” the suit says. The day after receiving the text the cameramen were suspended. “Kelley, who is African​-American, was not,” the suit says. They were later fired after Questlove allegedly demanded their heads, despite his own history of making controversial statements, according to court papers.

Wow, that sure is…something. In a statement to Pitchfork, Questlove had this to say.

“Questlove denies the ridiculous allegations made in this lawsuit,” his representative wrote on his behalf. “Racism is REAL and exists throughout the world and for these gentlemen to claim victim is not only disrespectful to Questlove and his bandmates, but to all that truly endure racism on a daily basis. As NBC already stated, the decisions made regarding these employees were made by NBC, alone.”

So, if I’m reading this right, a stagehand sent a racist text to a bunch of people and two of the white people who received it didn’t respond to it then reported it then got suspended because Questlove allegedly demanded that they get suspended then responded to the allegations that he got two white guys fired for receiving a racist text by saying “real racism exists and me demanding the jobs of two white guys who didn’t do anything wrong because they’re white doesn’t really count as racism.” Did I read that right? Maybe I didn’t. If I did, I know two white guys who’ll be voting for Trump in 2020. Thanks for nothing, Questlove! Big fan of your stuff though.

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Jimmy Fallon Apologized To Michelle Bachmann, Threw Questlove Under The Bus

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Questlove, drummer for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, which is now the in-house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, always manages to find the perfect intro song for every guest on the show. So naturally, he picked Fishbone’s 1985 “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” when raving lunaticPresidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann made an appearance Monday night. That apparently hurt her feelings. Then Jimmy Fallon got on his knees in front of Michelle Bachmann and NBC. Radar Online reports:

Late night funnyman Jimmy Fallon apologized Tuesday to Rep. Michele Bachmann after his band serenaded her with Fishbone’s 1985 track “Lyin’ A** B****” in her appearance on the show Monday. “I’m honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess,” he tweeted. “I really hope she comes back.”

But don’t worry, guys. It was the black guy’s fault.

Fallon was unaware the band would be playing the track; bandleader/drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson summed up his song selection about the Republican presidential hopeful as “a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. “The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt,” Questlove, a noted supporter of Pres. Barack Obama, said in a statement. “That was not my intention.” Fallon later tweeted “@Questlove is grounded.”

Whatever. Fuck her. She has no business being a candidate for anything except euthanasia. I’m not going to sit here and say Jimmy Fallon didn’t know about the song choice ahead of time, but he probably knew about the song choice ahead of time and was perfectly okay with it. Since, you know, it’s his show and all. But since Michelle Bachmann threw a hissy fit, he had to give her a handjob and publicly chastise one of the main reasons people watch his lame show in the first place. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that Jimmy Fallon is a pussy and apparently there’s not any actual jokes in this post. I mean, except for Michelle Bachmann, but that doesn’t really count I guess.

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