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Angelina Jolie Playing Cleopatra Angers Black Community

Posted: June 21st, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Angelina Jolie Playing Cleopatra Angers Black CommunitySubmit Comment
It was recently reported that Angelina Jolie has been hired to play Cleopatra in the upcoming biopic. Some in the African-American community found this as an insult, stating that the actress is "too white" to play the famous Egyptian pharaoh.

Essence magazine commentator stated: "Honestly, I don't care how full Angelina Jolie's lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a black woman."

Others are simply tired of seeing white actresses playing Cleopatra, including Claudette Colbert in 1934, Vivien Leigh in 1945 and Elizabeth Taylor in 1963.

Experts believe that Cleopatra didn't look anything like Angelina Jolie, but she also didn't have any African lineage. Instead, she was a descendant of aristocratic Greeks. Historians says that the pharaoh was "short, fat and homely," with a pointy chin, thin lips and a hooked nose.

Source: Examiner

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trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:40:28 AM

But she does "Walk like an Egyptian" !!
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:46:17 AM

Yes, and Santa, Jesus, Spider-man and the Tooth Fairy should all be played by Blacktors as well. Oh, wait, they already won the battle over the Tooth Fairy.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:48:02 AM

"short, fat and homely," with a pointy chin, thin lips and a hooked nose

mmmm looker then..

Sarah Jessica Parker then !!

whoever writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 6:10:30 AM

So from what the experts say Cleopatra was a cross between the wicked witch of the west and Martha Stewart?
SofaKing writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 6:30:22 AM

Cleopatra sounds like Danny Devito as the Penguin in Batman 2...
Ari Gold writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 6:47:38 AM

Just because Eygpt is in Nothern Africa, doesnt mean they look like a typical African. They aren't exactly black. Dark yes, black no. Get over it. Now tell me again why James Bond can be black but Cleopatra can't be white?
DherkaDubs writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:27:49 AM

sounds like a job for Precious
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:39:46 AM

Cleopatra was more Greek than Egyptian anyway. Her ancestor, Ptolomey 1 was General for Alexander the Great.

I seriously don't see what African Americans are pissed off for. 1st, no real evidence to prove what Cleopatra actually looked like, secondly America has nothing to do with Egypt geogrpahically. If anyone should be pissed off its the Egyptians. But no word from them yet
YoungChris writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:15:23 AM

I agree wit Ari Gold
johnny_boy writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:18:14 AM

I'm so glad they're pissed. Hope they get more pissed as they watch the film. I'm sure it was all good when Jaden smith was doing a white role. No complaints there. But god forbid a non black person playing an Egyptian. I've said it before, watch the black community get mad when a role they think should be black go to a white person.
CCBlev writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:42:53 AM

So were they all pissed and crying like little bitches when Elizabeth Taylor played her in the 1963 film? No, they need to grow the f*ck up an get over it. I tell you what why not give us a Mel Gibson, Malcom X and we'll call the sh*t even.
jdl107 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:45:02 AM

Because Skip now the the fellow chaps are considered part of the normal commune they feel the need to bitch, piss, whine, and moan even more than they used to. It has seriously gone borderline tiresome and really off the hook as of late! :)

And more on this story as it develops.
YoungChris writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:56:52 AM

Is it me, or black people are more racist than white people?
japaninmotion writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 9:06:48 AM

Ive lived in Egypt and they hate the blacks..Nubians...whatever more then the US. most Egyptians are quick to point out that she was defiantly not black.
Zubostl writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 9:58:40 AM

Sounds like a job for Barbara Streisand.

Baaaaarburaaaa, Baaaaarbura *sing*
Bunny X writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 10:01:41 AM

The hubby and I were just arguing about this the other day. He said Angelina isn't Cleopatra and I sai well neither is Beyonce.
And hammered dmy point even further by saying but yet I bet Essence would be FIRMLY behind that rumor of Beyonce playing Wonder Woman.
I told him, get mad that Cleopatra hasn't been portrayed correctly not that she has been portrayed as black cause she's not black.
If the last number of actresses who played her were black, and they announced Taraji Henson, or Jada Pinkett was cast it should be equally unsettling.
Can't be any worse than Madonna playing Eva Peron. Which wouldn't have been so bad had Madonna actually acted.
SACdaddy writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 10:02:52 AM

I love how yall like to make mountains out of mole hills on this site. One "commentator" in Essence Magazine does not speak for the entire black community. LOL, when's the last time any of you heard a black person upset over Liz Taylor or Angelina Jolie outside of a Paul Mooney standup bit? Yall spend so much time trying to prove this phantom reverse discrimination BS that you miss what's actually going on around you in the real world. There's no march on Washington going on right now because black people are upset over whitey stealing our historically black roles. There's no Twitter campaigns going on to boycott Spidey if they don't cast a black person. I can't remember the last time I or any other black person on this site has complained about "the man" keeping us down. Al Sharpton isn't standing outside Paramount with an angry mob protesting the Cleopatra casting, last time I checked he's in Arizona fighting for MEXICAN "rights". Yall should try spending some time in the real world where African Americans complain about very little anymore but George Bush and OBAMA.

@Johnny: You're really hung up on this Jaden Smith Karate Kid thing? I've said it before and I'll say it again, he wasn't portraying a white character! He's the 10 yo son of two famous actors. In Hollywood that equals either instant fame and the choice of nearly any role available or a one way ticket to Lohanville (aka: rehab/prison).

tino78 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 10:33:31 AM

hey we are giving u nick fury for what 7 movies.. so let us have cleopatra for 1. plus dont forget u have the karate kid for a couple more movies. dont get greedy now u hear. cause if u start to piss us off then we'll have harrison ford play martin luther king jr.
BrandoFresh writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 10:42:39 AM

I happen to be a black male. Honestly, I think the fact that the "Black Community" is so worked up about this is pretty ridiculous.
They don't like it because she's "too white"?
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 11:32:17 AM

Essence magazine is confused It's Cleopatra Jones , Angelina can't play !!!


Anything made in the 70's with Antonio Fargas in it is always worth watching .....
Salvador writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 11:40:02 AM

@The Skippy Spartan: Well said.
jgrantt18 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 11:40:44 AM

It's funny because Egytians have more physical features in common with people from the middle east than black people.
CCBlev writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 11:44:17 AM

@trailer- Cleopatra Jones lol Good call didn't think of that.
PeacefulOneX writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 11:54:23 AM

let Halle Berry do it!!! or give her a nice dark tan i'll be fine with it :P
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:08:51 PM

Why are Negros always so angry?
CCBlev writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:09:36 PM

^Nice call, one nude sex scene has to be in her contract.
tanaka writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:15:36 PM

Does it really matter anyway.
rabid writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:19:54 PM

Cleopatra wasn't black, she was Macedonian.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:20:46 PM

@SAC - 'African-American community found this as an insult, stating that the actress is "too white" --- mountain out of a mole hill? How is THAT NOT a racist statement?

If black people want a black Cleopatra, how about they produce their own movie?

And blacks rate blacks amongst themselves. Black blacks are rated lower than lighter blacks.

Seems to me black people take notice of color a hell of a lot more than white folk do (which by the way: black comedians being able to tell whitey jokes and whitey can't tell black jokes is a joke - but not in that funny, funny joke way).

I'm alwhite... I just wanted to get that off my chest.
Orias writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:20:48 PM

Cleopatra wasn't black anyway, African? yes. Black? no. She was more golden brown like the Berbers or Arabs in North Africa but not black.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:25:04 PM

@tanaka - it shouldn't... but the darkies are having a fit over it apparently.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:29:40 PM

I'm awaiting the genius that is NeoTwazi from the Cheadle thread to swoop in with his anger of wisdom.
Man in Black writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:40:30 PM

@ trailer what do you know it worked i reposted the soccer / football link with a heil sh*tler in front and he let it stay .... further proof this is the internet gulag also good call on the SJP idea for Cleopatra nice !
MoneyHayabusa writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:57:59 PM

Man, this 'black community' sure knows how to get riled up over nothing. I'm all down for righteousness, but put that effort into something worthwhile, instead of drawing lines where there are none and fighting for something ultimately worthless.

Though to be fair Zoe Saldana as Cleopatra would be booomb...
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 12:59:57 PM

Zoe would be a great call!
Man in Black writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:00:47 PM

to bad trigaxx is gone he would had some good sh*t on this subject .... sooooo i guess that makes sac the token black dude around here now ... and dont care if she was as fugly as they say is what is oprah doing these days but can we give her a jew nose for good measure
VDODSON writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:11:41 PM

VDODSON writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:12:30 PM

Its like blacks thinking that the Tea Baggers represent all whites.
tino78 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:27:14 PM

Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:29:45 PM

@VDOD - you're a breath of fresh air my friend. I was awaiting a voice of reason (yes, from the black community). I agree... these 'groups' don't speak for the majority. Neither do the KKK or Black Panther jack-offs.
tino78 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:50:57 PM

synthetic1985 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 1:51:37 PM

whoever says angelina jolie is too white obviously doesn't have bud in their pipe, nor do they take it to the head correctly...and it ain't salvia either...if she really was too white, she'd be kristen stewart...any average person can figure that out...so whoever says she's too white obviously is below average...no need for anger people...just make the idiots look dumber than well, idiots
Peter Parker writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 2:31:53 PM

"Historians says that the pharaoh was "short, fat and homely,"

Oh, Gary, why did you have to die now? Such a perfect role...
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 2:40:46 PM

akumavern writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 2:42:37 PM

Becasue she's never been played by a white woman before
123 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 2:47:57 PM

Dear Shirea,

Thank you for worry and talking about young Actress. But I am Kindly asking your stop such thinking, because for now many things were changed.
Seems we should make attention here more on the art part of this case.

If your will read Holy Bible, you will find information about Solomon and Queen of Sheba:

The Queen of Sheba was a monarch of the ancient kingdom of Sheba and is referred to in Habeshan history, the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament...
Although the historical existence of the queen is not proved, her image had a significant impact on the folklore and literature of many nations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.


And about Cleopatra:

Cleopatra VII Philopator (in Greek, Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; (Late 69 BC[1] August 12, 30 BC) was the last person to rule Egypt as an Egyptian pharaoh.
Egypt became a Roman province. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Ancient Egypt...

Okay, reading next about Ptolemaic dynasty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemaic_dynasty
The Ptolemaic dynasty, (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖοι, sometimes also known as the Lagids, Ancient Greek: Λαγίδαι, from the name of Ptolemy I's father, Lagus)
was a Greek royal family which ruled the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt during the Hellenistic period.

In any case, me and many others likes Whitney Houston same as Madonna, because they very good singers.

So, let be positive please, and say together - Congratulations to Angelina Joly! We wish God's help you make this difficult and important work in the new movie.
Please do good job for us, as you can - and we will wait for this moment.

Best wishes,
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 3:19:57 PM

^^ Thank you 123

After such an Informative post (not being disingenuous btw) i just feel i needed to shout out BOOBIES !!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 3:24:01 PM

@123 - internet dial-up from the gulag pretty sh*tty there comrade?
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 3:24:56 PM

I'm just f*cking with your mother, 123... just teasin'.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 3:28:33 PM

man in black , thanks and LOL on the video glad it's stayed on this time , still hurts to think about that moment LOL

CC- It's a classic (well sort of) lol

trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 3:32:12 PM

ranger - lol
BobMcBob writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 3:35:13 PM

Cleopatra was the result of serious inbreeding (she only had six [out of a possible 16] great-great-grandparents); so she should be played by a Southern actress.
KayK writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 4:21:18 PM

You guys are funny. Especially you, @Ranger. "She was actually a golden brown" as if you actually walked the sands of ancient egypt and know precisely what Cleopatra looked like!

What we do know is she wasn't white so if she were more of a bi-racial looking woman then Hollywood should tell the truth. Not to mention, she purchased a baby girl who resembles the people from that region more than Jolie does so be for real. Just tell the truth is all. Some of y'all *cough* RANGER *cough* don't like the truth. You sound like the white person who got choke slammed in high school for using the n-word so now you play it safe and use the dated term "negroes." HA!
velocityknown writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 4:34:04 PM


Soon you'll be taking a quote from the character on my avatar

"I've made a huge mistake."

I could tell you that you've taken jokes out of context, you're obviously new to the site, and you're blowing something out of proportion, but I'll let @Ranger do it because, well, it's just so damn enjoyable.

Have fun!
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 4:34:24 PM

^^^ NeoGirlyWhinyBitch is that you ??
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 4:39:26 PM

KayK - Are you trying to be clever with your name by any chance ??
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 4:46:40 PM

sniff sniff sniff sniff i smell Lurker !!!
Orias writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:10:09 PM

"You guys are funny. Especially you, @Ranger. "She was actually a golden brown" That was me KayK that said that, not Ranger. And how do you know I was not there (in a manner)? Perhaps I sent my Ka back in time to observe her? lol
Preditorian writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:40:04 PM

Reading these comments are more entertaining then most movies nowadays :)
KayK writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:48:36 PM

@trailertrash- nope. Not at all trying to be clever by my name choice and I have been lurking. *GUILTY* As far as the "jokes" I'm just waiting for the part where it gets funny!! I understand everyone's sense of humor is different and I am in fact, new to the site.

But let me just say that I can admit that Black people are more racist than whites in some ways and I'll be the first to admit the SOME of my folks are less than intelligent and make mountains out of mole hills. I love white people, they're about business and in this capitalistic society, from which I am a true beneficiary, I prefer to deal with them in most cases.

I'm not racist, just want Hollywood to tell the truth and wish white people would admit that the studios have, indeed, been misrepresenting people of color in films for eons! Just like I can say black folks have been cooning for cameras since the beginning of showbiz. #thaisall
Inception writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 5:56:48 PM

Even if she wears black makeup does the black community intent to keep bitching and whining about it? YES.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 6:19:49 PM


Always makes me wonder about people when they create an account the same day they first post on here and you feel you can jump in and start having little sly digs at people right away, makes me think we know you as someone else????

You may feel all noble about hollywood misrepresenting people's race in films and thats fine good for you, i hate holywood for misrepresenting sex and the city 2 as a movie, but we all have our crosses to bare dont we.

Look forward to your next post , from which account you use , who know's ?? !!

jigsaw23 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 6:55:45 PM

to white since when do they care who is whiter and the blacks are mad sigh
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 6:56:47 PM

@KayKunt - As you make a distinction between black and white people (as you prefer doing business with whitey) - that makes you a racist. Sorry honey... 'tis true racist.

And now you'll realize dipsh*t that it was someone else (many actually) that have self-admittedly speculated on the appearance of Cleopatra, I never made such a comment. But I suspect between your Internet Lurking (which I hold just below child molesting, because let's face it... sometimes you get a HAWT kid) and your jumping to conclusions, you just had to sign on after reading a comment or two (who helps you sound out the words Corky?) and think bad, bad Ranger took time out from raping your mother just to piss you off... glad it worked little girly-boy.

If you don't get my 'Negros' term/reference, and from the time period of which it came (backwards, backwoods, southern US - mainly), then you're just as simple as simple gets, retard.

You're a lot like a lurking COC-sucking, Neo-Twatzy, whiny bitch, aren't you, Mr. Only See the World from your (very) limited view (mom's basement window I'll guess). So, if you just continue to contribute as the pathetic internet lurker 'til your End of Days... I'd be thrilled. So run Forrest... RUN! Moron.

@Preditorian - our comments are only funnier than 'most' movies?! We're slipping folks! I don't know how long you've been here... but welcome to WP!

Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:01:23 PM

@BobMcBob - lol... priceless as always.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:07:18 PM

Meanwhile... in his mother's deep, dark, dank basement (no, not her vagina), KayKunt feverishly sharpens his crayons to scribe out a rebuttal (sure to be as rapier as: 'OH YEAH RANGER... WELL f*ck YOU!!!).

I'm on pins n' needles. I c*nt wait!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:09:15 PM

This site doesn't need an 'edit' button... it needs a template! And if your stupid it too big to fit through... you can't post!

Internet lurkers... LOL... lick the sweat off my nuts, you pathetic grubs.
DustinPutmansucksDick writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:10:18 PM

the black community is upset but when they recast jolie for Beyonce,the black community will think jolie is just the right color, well maybe not since obsessed was number one at the box office.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:11:19 PM

it = if (in case KayKunt couldn't figure that one out... without help).
w@rri$4 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:15:13 PM

First and foremost I'm black and think it's perfect that she is doing this role. She is the only i see is ideal for the role. I think that iggnorant people should gt over it. name one black actress that can act who could play her. They need to get over this and hings like a black Bond, Spiderman, and Wonderwoman. The minute you go away from what it should be you ruin everything and make it a complete diaster
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:16:40 PM

Lurkers !! the sh*t stains on the under pants of life ....
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:19:35 PM

@w@rri$4 - well said.

@trailer - that's a bumper sticker/t-shirt combo my friend!
KayK writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:25:30 PM

Okay, Ranger and trailertrash. Together you make a great team of blissful ignorance. You win. Even though I have no idea what you're trying to say.

This is the first time I've commented on this site and from what I've read, it's seems like you two do this all day, everyday. I was lurking from my office (at a major bank mind you) because I heard in the conference room Jolie was to play Cleo. I looked it up, there it was and here we are in throws of this conversation that, I feel, has robbed me of too much time and too many brain cells. Only to be referred to as a child molester . . . again, I'm waiting for your jokes to get funny. As a father of two beautiful children, you're the pervs I would spot from miles away and tell my children to "scream and run" from a team called Ranger TrailerTrash!

Anyhow, I'm done with this topic and website. Enjoy the rest of your very lowlives on this site talking sh*t to people that you think have the time to create multiple screen personalities . . . okay, that WAS funny!

And by the way, I'm not racist, I just know what to expect from certain groups of people. I can count on black people to bail and be late continuously just as soon I can count on white people to be early and get prematurely comfortable enough to make corny "negro jokes!" And the list continues for other races of people. Just my observation and it is what it is. Whoever said, "we're all the same" is an idiot because I know for a fact that "negroes" don't french kiss their dogs.

That. Is. All.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:31:35 PM

@KayKunt - '...at a major bank mind you)' --- so you're one of those simpleton's that would work for me when I owned apartments? LOL! I had to explain to a bank manager what equity was once (swear to God!). You just sit tight... maybe you''ll get a watch worth 1/10th my Rolex GMT Master you sad f*ck! So... do you like, have a 'title' behind your name on your business card and everything!? Be still my throbbing boner! I retired before I was 40. What's your f*cking excuse? Do you OWN the bank you're in?! No? Then shut the f*ck up retard. Go earn that watch! LOL!

How much do you want for your daughters? Do they wear lip gloss? Still have their baby teeth in?!


Keep living your illusion of self-righteousness Mr. Racist. We'll all seen your thoughts on here.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:33:08 PM

He works at a 'major bank'... LOL!

I can assure him the only one impressed with that fact is him!

Out of his bowling team, he's probably the best off financially. Diving board over the cesspool, etc.

What a twat!
Kurskij writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:36:04 PM

^ Give a f*cking medal to the man!

"I know for a fact that "negroes" don't french kiss their dogs".

LMEO. That's just f*cking insane.

KayK writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:40:24 PM

@Ranger - I couldn't resist. *sigh* So you're over the age of 40??? Now it makes perfect sense!! Ummm, I was brought in to fix the mess your fellow folks made! Yea, you remember . . . you know, the banks that kept tanking left and right?

Too bad for you, I don't have little girls. I have two boys that would likely put your "throbbing boner" to shame. How's that for racism?

I could go on for days with you clowns and I have yet to call you names, make mention of your "trailertrash" mother or reference your daughters in a sexual way, You are disturbed. oh yea, my father bought me my first Rolex when I finished college . . . the first time.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:42:38 PM

Look how well kaykunt is doing , he's a cleaner in a bank who rents his kids out for money and likes to kiss his dog with tounges

What a racist pig !!
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:44:12 PM

Rolex !! I bet it went green on your arm within a week !!!
velocityknown writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:44:20 PM

"From my office at major bank"


Sitting in my doorless cubicle at one of millions of Chase branches and while I wasn't helping some 18 year old set up an account, I stumbled across this site and decided to make dumb comments about comments I didn't really understand.

Firefox has a translation for "idiot to English"

Two beautiful children? You and your cousin must be so proud, don't come here preaching to people when you don't understand what they're saying, like you're better than everyone.

Someone with real achievements doesn't feel the unprovoked need to brag about them outright on an internet forum.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:44:52 PM

Wow... someone ELSE bought you your Rolex. That's quite the success story racist.

And do your boys suck c*ck (I figure you'd know) - willing or not... doesn't matter.

And how is comparing 'c*ck size' racial?! Are you into the Sharpies in your 'major banks' storage room?

You da man... RACIST!

PS: let me know about your boys. They'll be crack whores like your wife before they're out of Jr. High School.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:46:26 PM

@trailer + velocity... lol... I just did a spit-take with my water (or what KayKunt the racist calls his little boy's mug o' spooch!).
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:52:57 PM

LOL !!!

f*cking freak dresses his little boys as girls i bet and calls them Cleopatra and Elizabeth !!
Adamtheflash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:53:09 PM

This has been blown completely out of proportion. What a stupid thing to argue about. WP needs to get us some better movie news than this and Amanda Bynes retiring. What sh*tty Hollywood coverage.....

And when will people quit getting so hung up on the race thing? This is the 21st century. I agree that a white character (such as Spiderman) should be accurately portrayed by a white actor. I also believe that if there were a Jimi Hendrix movie made, that a black actor should play him! There is no need for any particular race to break that up. It doesn't prove sh*t! Maybe they should find an Egyptian actress to play Cleopatra. Problem solved
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:54:42 PM

bet he had to blow daddy for the watch !!
velocityknown writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:55:17 PM

Let's be careful who we're talking to here guys, I mean KayK is apparently THE guy they brought in to fix our current economic mess. Thank you! Everyone bow to KayK as he will save the global meltdown we've gotten ourselves into.

Predicting KayK's future comment:

Well my supermodel wife and I went on vacation to Cabo, there we saw Bill (Gates mind you) who agreed with my position on how to comment on internet forums.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:55:50 PM

I'm thinking it's a sperm bank he works in !!
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:57:46 PM

I know I'm coming in late in the debate, but here's a question for the complainers ... Sir Ben Kingsley, an English actor, play Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi ... and Jolie played Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart ... it all comes down to WHO HAS THE ACTING CHOPS TO CARRY THE ROLE.

I usually cuss on a comment like this, but frankly they aren't worth a F*.
elrei writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:58:58 PM

It's quite simple IMO: Hollywood has "taught" us that Cleopatra was smoking hot...and let's face it: who's hotter than Jolie?
velocityknown writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:59:03 PM


Haha agreed

His office=A room where he holds the cup for a guy jacking off.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 7:59:09 PM

So you're over the age of 40??? Now it makes perfect sense!! --- and he doesn't explain how so. Because from his racist, shut-in, pro-whitey remarks, I will suspect very little makes sense to Mr. 'Major Bank' employee, whose Dad had to buy him his Rolex, who is such the expert that wasn't around when banks tanked, but is called in to 'fix' them, when my (Ranger's) 'fellow folks' (did I say I was in banking... EVER?!?!) sunk the industry.

Still trying to figure out his boys big c*cks as compared to mine is his attempt at being racist... LOL.

Stick to working in a bank Jughead. You don't have the brains to be an Businessman in the real world. You wouldn't last a week.

Maybe this invention is your Big Ticket out of 'Major Banking'... lol. Moron!


trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:01:12 PM

i wouldn't let this guy sort out my rubbish bins ,

Pretty sure the most work he has to do all day is reach over for the tv remote and shout at the himshe he lives with to get him another beer from the fridge !!

saving the world one beer at a time !!
encoreyourface writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:02:38 PM

doesn't her acting angers EVERY community?
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:02:42 PM

or they look through dog weekly see what sort of dogs they want to french kiss next !!

sick bastards
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:03:10 PM

@Max - good post/point(s).

@elrei - '...who's hotter than Jolie?' KayKunt will c*m back with "My son's c*cks are hotter than Jolie!" or "My husband is hotter than Jolie!'


@Velocity - '...Bill (Gates mind you)' --- 'mind you'... LOL... priceless!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:04:22 PM

A Day in the Life of KayKunt:


Thank you.
encoreyourface writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:05:14 PM

@KayK-you're a retard no one loves you play in traffic.

all i needed to say in one sentence.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:06:32 PM

Well said too.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:07:06 PM

He's off trying to impress others that he works in a 'major bank no less!'


trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:09:03 PM

Loves to show off his watch It's a Rolex you know !!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:09:14 PM

Maybe his dad will buy him another Rolex for finishing out the day working at 'a major bank no less'?
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:10:28 PM

@trailer - that his dad bought him when he graduated college for the first time.

Who needs Viagara when we have this guy's life story to read?!?!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:11:58 PM

Wonder if his dad wipes his ass after he takes a sh*t?
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:13:41 PM

i bet daddy will , Because his son works in a major bank and has his own office and everything !!

They are so proud of him, because they always thought he would turn out like a spoilt c*nt !!
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:15:15 PM

pretty sure daddy still shakes his d*ck off after every piss..

come on daddy 3 shakes or more counts as a wank you have to finish me off !!!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:16:16 PM

I'll bet he was molested by his dad. The watch is out of guilt. And Kay punishes his boys because he's been too cowardly to deal with his issues, that he sexually punishes his little boys too (maybe parts the danglers off their ass with his d*ck).

Poor, angry, molested, child-molesting racist.
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:16:35 PM

KoJay90 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:18:33 PM

Get your facts right Essence before saying stuff like that. It really puts us black guys down.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:21:19 PM


The watch son is for our special times together , it's perfectly normal for me to spoon naked with you while we play reach around for the chew chew train !!
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:23:42 PM

LOL... oh f*ck!

I think I just cracked a rib!!!
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:25:22 PM

velocity - lol on the Translation post missed that one ...
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:28:55 PM

LOL !!!

trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:31:13 PM

Dam you Essence magazine see where this story has ended up !!! LOL
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:35:14 PM

Haha! My girlfriend works at a bank. (A major one, mind you.)

You know what she tells people?

She's unemployed.
trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:36:31 PM

LOL !!!
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:38:53 PM

@KoJay90 - Not as much as having a picture of a white guy as your avatar!

jk :)
encoreyourface writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:40:29 PM

the only movement that retard KayK gets is from his dads ass to the computer chair.

however i read on his blog (assface.com) that he wants to be able to multitask and be inside daddy, look at horse porn on the computer, and eat his meatloaf at the same time. i believe the result is something like this ...

trailertrash writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 8:49:02 PM

encore- hahaha !! nice pic dude , the guy loves his meatloaf and his daddy d*ck !!
encoreyourface writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 9:05:33 PM

yes he does.
KayK writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 9:20:15 PM

Damn. Hours pass and you're still talking about MY d*ck? Oh, yea and my Dad's too? Why don't you get off both of them, hand them back to us and I'll go give my big, black monster c*ck to your wife tonight. Thank you.
velocityknown writes:
on June 21st, 2010 at 9:37:33 PM


I'm not sure how many women want to be f*cked by your strap-on.
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 12:23:31 AM

@eViL - re: 'unemployed' --- priceless!!!

@KayKunt - wow... clever reply. Did someone help you with that? Your parole officer maybe?

You have already given up enough embarrassing stuff about yourself today (ie: racism, that big chip on your little girly shoulder, that your wife is a crack-whore, etc.). Really... time for you to shut-up now. Those bank floors won't mop themselves... boy.
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 12:50:41 AM

Yeah KayKunt - you scored a winner with that hog of a wife... nice work!

Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 12:54:25 AM

Still trying to figure out how KayKunt comparing his kids d*ck to mine as being 'racist' (like he said) and not 'gay' like it really is.
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 2:12:33 AM

Angelina is too white to play Cleopatra?
Well a black woman would be too black... deal with it.

Essence commentator stated: whatever... shut the f*ck up!

Some are tired of white women playing Cleopatra. Tough!

Experts 'believe' --- again, whatever. They don't know sh*t. They SPECULATE. As they don't know EXACTLY, how about they 'believe' elsewhere?

Angelina is playing a Greek. 4 x 15 minute sessions in a tanning booth and she's perfect.

Oh, and 'Essence' if you want a black woman in any role... go produce your OWN stuff and shut the f*ck up.

Projekt SHIN writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 2:43:01 AM

THIS DOUBLE STANDARD THAT BLACKS HAVE... (And I'm aware of how "racist" that comment i just stated was... this is merely to intensify my views...)

but seriously.. black people are getting upset at this???!!! this is ridiculous.. as the historian have already stated and what i figured was ":common knowledge" taught in school... was that Cleopatra was NOT black nor of any african descent.... f*cking tards...

So you guys get all upset when a white woman plays a "dark sknnied yet not black" strong historical woman... YET you guys are opting for a Black James Bond... A black Peter Parker??!! It's funny the double standard that blacks have... so right now.. i'm laughing... because i'm glad... leave the color of my characters the way they were intended.. and go cry about a white woman portraying.. and non african historical figure... LOL.. tards
Projekt SHIN writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 2:58:37 AM

i actually just finished writing to the editor of that black magazine... awaiting her lame reply..
trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 2:58:42 AM

I was more upset with KK dad's buying him a watch for all the years of inappropriate touching !!

Now that sh*t is f*cked up
Projekt SHIN writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 2:58:49 AM

i actually just finished writing to the editor of that black magazine... awaiting her lame reply..
trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 3:01:54 AM

ranger- nice Essence rant my friend
trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 3:17:50 AM

KayKunt Dad also used to buy his wife jewelry when they had anal sex too !! (with KK BTW )
grizzle writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 3:21:26 AM


Thanks for the laughs dude!

And as for this story...IT SUCKS!

You know what'd make good news? When "ME"--Men's Entertainment, or "WET"--White Entertainment Television, come on air. For anyone thinking, "WET is just CMT!"--you're basically right! That's why there should be no BET! "That.Is.All" to quote Kay--loser! What ever happened to only posting one time?! Haha you amuse me greatly!
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 6:34:13 AM

@grizzle - my favorite is the "Black Starz" channel. Most of the movies they show have one or two blacktors making brief cameos. They played "Speed" the other day! Starring such well known and accomplished black actors as: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock and . . . that guy that died in "Terminator 2".
JohnZee writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 6:57:46 AM

What I love is that CNN ran their version of the article from Essence, and they even included two comments from a previous article about the subject.

Here was the comment against Cleopatra being played by an African American because since she was from Egypt she should be played by a black actress.

"I believe everyone is overlooking the obvious: Cleo was NOT Egyptian, she was of Greek descent. Cleo was a Ptolemy and they were Greek descendents of one of Alexander's generals; they married within their own family almost to the point of inbreeding and stayed that way until Cleo's death."

This person is using a fully established historical fact as the basis of their argument.

And now the other side of the fence, those that believe that Cleopatra should be played by a black actress because she was from Africa:

"[Cleopatra] was an African woman ... before British colonialism so she was a Black woman," he said. "It reminds me of old cowboy movies where the White guy kisses an Indian girl, but in reality she was played by a White starlet with makeup on. Come on people!"

British colonialism has jack sh*t to do with whether Cleopatra was white or black. British colonialism didn't even exist when Cleopatra was born.

And the thing was their were over 3000 comments from users about that article, and about every third comment was someone pointing out the fact that Cleopatra was ethnically more Greek then Nubian. But those for her being played by a black actress never batted an eye at the fact constantly being posted time and time again, they didn't give a sh*t about the facts of this issue at all, they just saw an opportunity to rake in another handout that there is no basis for them to have.

A lot of the highest paid actors in America are black. The sub-genre of primarily African American actors filled movies like the ones that Tyler Perry and other black directors make is the largest ethnic sub-genre of movies made in America, if not the large sub-genre of movies made period.

Their justification that there are not enough black characters in movies hold little weight when you consider that white American's make up close to 75% of the population of the United States, and the African American population doesn't even come close to 25%.

And it isn't even that black American want a better representation of all ethnic groups in movies made in the United States. Nope the majority of them couldn't give a damn whether an Asian character was cast in an Asian role or not. Or whether any ethnic character was cast with the same ethnic type of actor, except when it comes to their own ethnicity.

Anthony Quinn played a Middle Eastern, a Jew, a Greek, and even a f*cking Aryan. And do you know why? Because he was a damn good actor, and proved to the director and casting for those movies that no one could play those roles better then him.

The world is not fair, so sorry but it's about time that particular ethnic group figured that out. There are no free lunches, even if you can prove that somewhere on your family tree you had ancestors that got a bum deal.

The British were enslaved by the Romans, and instead of continually asking for favoritism from the rest of the world for what they had suffered at the hands of the Roman Empire they focused on making the saying "The sun never sets on the British Empire." a historical fact.

Chinese were treated like dogsh*t when America used them to build the railroads. Many of them endured much harsher conditions than the Average black slave.

During World War 2 the American government loaded up all the Japanese Americans in internment camps while German Americans and Italian Americans weren't even given a second glance.

The Irish were pretty much the slave/bitches of the British for centuries, and Irish American suffered years of racism here.

This simple fact is that you would be damned hard pressed to find any ethnic group in the entire world that had not at one time been forced into slavery. Or put at a disadvantage at some point because of racism or nationalism.

Yet the majority of African Americans genuinely believe that they should get special treatment for how unfair the world has treated them in the past.

And the thing is that it is not the African Americans that value education, intelligence, and proving that they can be just as much of an asset to the community as anyone else.

Nope, they are the minority within the minority.

In Martin Luther King Jr. famous "I have a dream" he said:

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal."

All men.

Life is tough, it has never been easy for the majority of the human race, and there are no free lunches.

So stop whining, your embarrassing yourself...
trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 11:27:14 AM

Wonder how the Imaginary big banking world is today Kaykunt , Been doing lots of business with the white boys have you RACIST
The-BRAD writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 11:40:39 AM

Interesting Post JohnZee
trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 11:43:39 AM

^^ i agree there ..
trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 12:03:53 PM

ranger -

wonder if KK dads had hiden the rolex up his arse and told him to find it with his tounge when he gave it to him !!
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 12:27:21 PM

re: my posts... thx. folks.

@trailer - lol (all your posts).

@JohnZ - well said.

I guess some people whining about their ancestors PAST is a lot easier for them then it is to produce some good and be accountable with/in their lives today.

To this day if I hear a Bro whine about Mammy - and what she went through, or the Jews think they were the only ones that took it on the chin in WWII (my father and uncle were involved in that conflict - both Europe and Pacific campaigns) always discounting (disrespecting) others, including the Russians losses at 3.5x's more than what they suffered. I literally laugh in their face... followed by a 'whatever!'

I'm pretty hard pressed to see any black directors go out of their way to hire white actors, or go out of their way to tell a 'white' story. Color should not matter. But some tend to want to make it so.

Magazines like Essence, or Ebony...

Were I to put out a magazine called: 'Whitey!' then sit back and watch the sh*t storm.

If anyone posts after this siting that blacks are still oppressed... and can't argue... I'm not black. But try telling Sammy Davis Jr. that (an equal member of The Rat Pack!), or one of my all-time fav. actors - the powerhouse that is Denzel Washington.

Or Oprah! Anyone see anyone else trying to keep Oprah down?! No... didn't think so.

trailertrash writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 1:53:32 PM

Nice post ranger.

Just to add ,Do you guys over there have The MOBO (music of black origin) Awards ,I mean f*ck me Can you imagine the sh*t storm (use your term) that would come if we started something the same involving just white recording artists, Then who would be shouting RACIST'S the loudest then !!!

Not that i think we should BTW, but i think it's a good point to make.

Life hands out bad luck and nasty situations to every person on earth Black, White, Chinese whoever, That's life !!! how about people just get on with their own lives and not worry about what someone else is doing or saying.
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 2:36:12 PM

Good post.

Except KayKunt insists his own (black) people are not ones to do business with.

What a racist.
vazago writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 3:54:10 PM

tino78 is right. james west in Wild Wild West, proffessor klump in Nutty Proffessor, danio-san in Karate Kid, nick fury in Iron Man, the entire cast of The Honeymooners, Dr. Dolittle, dr. neville in I Am Legend....need i go on? all originally white characters, stop crying people...
sharla writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 6:20:21 PM

That is just dumb get an education she was Greek. The last time I checked that is white. She might have had a tan from the sun. She spoke egyptian but was the 1st and only Ptolemy to do so. Her mother was also of the same blood they married aeachothers sisters and brothers. She was Macadonian/Greek. She was not black.
Orias writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 6:43:17 PM

Ok, so Cleopatra was around 70 to 30 BC..
And the Nubians invaded 760 BC and than were driven back to what is now Sudan back in 656 BC by the Assyrians and then by the kings of the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty. Along they way they were ethnically cleaning Egypt of the Nubian invaders other than the ones they may have kept as slave labor...And how is Cleopatra Black again?

Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2010 at 7:29:50 PM

Great post folks!
Man in Black writes:
on June 23rd, 2010 at 1:39:52 AM


JohnZee writes:
on June 23rd, 2010 at 4:46:46 AM

You know the thing is, the comments on here for this article, both black, white, and whatever were still of much higher caliber then the ones on CNN. And personally I think that says something about everyone that usually comments on the articles here.
Ranger writes:
on June 23rd, 2010 at 12:59:40 PM

I don't know if saying we're brighter than CNN is necessarily a compliment John?
coffee-chic writes:
on July 2nd, 2010 at 9:01:21 PM

I cannot beleive that the black community are pissed about a white woman playing Cleopatra. I don't know what facts they're using to support their view that she was black- because everyone knows she wasn't. Firstly, Egyptian's were not black- they had more of a Middle Eastern appearance, many of whom had blue/green eyes. Secondly, Egyptians hated (and still hate) African people due to all the wars & disputes they had (and still have) with them. Thirdly, Cleopatra held the Ptolemy lineage- Ptolemy was one of three comanders in Alexander the Great's army who were Macedonian! When Alexanda died, he split his kingdom in three parts- Ptolemy got Egypt, and as such named the new capital after his dead leader, Alexandria- where Cleopatra resided. Therefore, she was not African, or Egyptian, but Macedonian. Plus, she was aparently ugly as f*ck, short, stout and just really not attractive (but of course, who would go see a movie if you had some ugly playing her). Moreover, the fact that Halle Berry is playing Nefertiti is a joke: she wasn't black, she was Egyptian; there is a difference!! I think the black community needs to open up some history books and educate themselves about Egyptian history!
exist2live writes:
on August 13th, 2010 at 4:49:46 PM

The Karate Kid remake comparison is ridiculous. Jaden Smith wasn't playing Ralph Macchio's character, he was playing a different character, just like the rest of the cast. And its a fictitious role, not like Cleopatra, who is a historical figure. Lastly, you said "god forbid Cleopatra is played by a non black person". Aren't you forgetting that Cleopatra is ALWAYS played by a non black person?

That said, I'm so tired of people thinking a few opinions from some black people equals the entire black community. Apparently there was a survey going on that I wasn't aware about.
exist2live writes:
on August 13th, 2010 at 5:12:03 PM

People like you always do the same thing, its become so predictable: name a few token successful black people as proof that black people are no longer 'oppressed'. Then you mention a few black oriented magazines, and bring up the ever so popular '...if there was a white magazine it would be racist!' when you do not realize that most mainstream magazines are indeed 'white'.

You do know that Ebony magazine was created in 1945 right? You think mainstream magazines were covering black issues at the time? Do you think "womens" magazines (white women) cover how to do black hair? Or make up tips for darker complexions? No, they completely ignore that demographic, so that is why there are different magazines for minorities. None of you ever complain about magazines that are Asian oriented, Indian oriented, Latina oriented, but as soon as its Black white folks get into a hissy fit.

We have magazines for men, and magazines for women, is that sexist? No, obviously not. There are magazines for the gay/lesbian community, is that somehow unfair to straight people? See how ridiculous that sounds? Think before you point out so-called 'double standards'.
Karumanga writes:
on August 18th, 2010 at 1:14:07 PM

Its is amazing as an East African living in America how people are pent up on color. It's all the more evidence that we really need to learn our world history . I don't care who plays cleopatra whether they are indigo or white. The key is to learn that all of us share the same emotions love or hate. The key is not to voice your displeasure by just complaining. When are we ever going to learn that you are barking up the wrong tree. Half the Americans black or white don't know their history and lineage. It would behoove us all to know where we came from.
If it gets people to carry on intelligent conversation then so be it. Angelina or any Causcasian should not be attacked. Contact the studios the film makers better yet get your facts straight learn about your history and origin and make your own damn movie. I am sick and tired of black folk using the race card as a platform for complaining on what is that going to do. For example look at the Jewish culture they didn't just dominate the film and business industry they did not use their torrid past injustices against their race as a crutch to complain they saw opportunity and seized. We could learn a lot from each other if we really tore down the walls of ignorance and complacency. If you don't see a job being done take it upon your self to first research the situation and start doing something about it!
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