So what if he’s white?

June 3, 2009

Twilight” sweeps MTV Awards

Sweeping high above the studio on a harness, Cohen hit an obstacle, spun down toward the audience and landed face down in the lap of Eminem, exposing his naked bottom to both the white rapper and to millions of viewers watching the awards show live on television.

I was reading the story in curiosity of what happened at the annual debacle of the MTV Movie Awards and something quite curious popped up at me.

Why was the fact that Eminem is racially white an important part of this story? Would the story have been different, or reported differently, if Eminem were of a different race?


His race was not relevant to the story and should not have been mentioned: GBU Editor

Sacha Baron Cohen, wearing a jockstrap and wings, lands on Eminem as bodyguards try to remove him at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles May 31, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Society teaches us to identify things that are vastly outside the norm, like:White RappersBlack US PresidentsWhite Sushi ChefsetcYou’re right though. It is not usually important to the story. Ideally Obama would be the “44th president” and not the “1st Black President”.Ah well… perhaps someday!

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