[TheYBF] Rev. Al Sharpton has weighed in on the proposed “celebrity” boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman. See what he said inside and get the latest on the upcoming fiasco….
Earlier this morning we told you about a proposed celebrity boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman which has sparked a ball of controversy. MSNBC host Al Sharpton isn’t feeling this “match” either. So he weighed in, cautioning people about glorifying George Zimmerman as a “celebrity.”
“We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero,
“It is perfectly legal for him to exploit his fame but we should never forget what he is famous for and not behave like he is a celebrity based on gifts or talent or contributions to society.”
Since the news went viral, DMX’s spokesman, Domenick Nati, released a statement saying the match HAS NOT been confirmed and his client would need to see the paperwork (i.e. $$$) before a deal is sealed. (George claims, according to MSNBC, he will donate his cut to an animal rescue charity, but he refuses to name which one as to not bring unwarranted attention to them. Mmmhmm.)
“The boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX is not officially confirmed. DMX has promised to “beat his ass”, but no contract or paperwork has been signed or agreed to yet. DMX will release an official statement if and when an agreement is made.”
A Change.org petition has also been created to stop the fight. Sign it here.
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