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Lee Daniels’ Response to Backlash from His Inflammatory, Stereotypical Remarks

Lee Daniels responds to backlash

Despite his new movie, “The Butler,” sparking much-needed conversations across the nation about racism and discrimination, it seems as if Lee Daniels isn’t really helping to battle some of the offensive stereotypes that have resulted from these types of racial issues in the first place.

Daniels is responding to some serious backlash received after a recent interview with Larry King, where he perpetuated the very stereotypes that the black community hoped he would help tear down.

Lee Daniels recently announced that he feels like America is showing its “true colors” when it comes to racism, but it seems like he is revealing a few true colors of his own.


When the openly gay director was discussing homophobia with King, he suggested that most black women are getting infected with sexually transmitted diseases because they are having sex with gay black men who are afraid to be honest about their sexuality.

“I think they [black gay men] are prejudiced upon even from the African-Americans too,” he began.

He went on to say that when he walked into a gay men’s health crisis center in New York, he saw nothing but black women being serviced because, in his opinion, they had all been having sex with partners who were secretly gay but didn’t feel comfortable coming out.

“Why? Because you simply can’t do it,” he said about gay black men not being open about their homosexuality. “Your family says it, your church says it, your teachers say it, your parents say it, your friends say it, your work says it and so you’re living on this DL thing and you’re infecting black women.”

If you’re an African-American and you feel like a piece of you just shriveled up and died after reading that, you might want to brace yourself because there’s more.

Lee Daniels interview with Larry King sparks controversy He went on to say that walking into a room full of African-American women with children made him feel like he was in a welfare office.

“I expected to see a room full of gay men, but there are nothing but women that are there – black women with kids, I thought I had walked into the welfare office,” he said.

Needless to say, he was met with some serious backlash, leaving many to wonder what heartfelt apology he would manage to invoke after such an inflammatory remark.

Well, apparently we’re still waiting for that apology. Instead of admitting his mistake and showing remorse for validating such hurtful stereotypes about his own culture, he simply said that he loved black women so much that he wished he was straight.

“To be a gay man, I’m obsessed with and I’m in love with black women,” he told The Huffington Post. “They are everything to me.”

The apology is strangely similar to Rick Ross’s apology for his date rape lyrics on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O. in which the rapper also confessed his love for black women without actually apologizing for what he said.

“I wish I were straight because I love women so much,” Daniels said. “I love black women. The are the reason that I’m here today because I was rarely accepted by any African-American men growing up inclusive of my dad.”

If this is his apology for the offensive statements, we would like to rank it below Lil Wayne’s apology for his degrading Emmett Till reference and Paula Deen’s apology for her use of the N-word.




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7 thoughts on “Lee Daniels’ Response to Backlash from His Inflammatory, Stereotypical Remarks

  1. Freedom of speech yall Freedom of speech, I have more respect for his bluntness , than those that think it and don't speak it just to look good…… Hey the Truth Hurts and it can be Ugly as well.

  2. Stephanie Britton says:

    You are just as ignorant as he is if you think that what he said is alright!!! He feels like he walked into a welfare office???!!!! WTF is that supposed to mean?????!!!!!!!!! WE ARE NOT ALL ON WELFARE!!!!!!!!! DUMB FUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Michelle D Butler says:

    We can become very selective when it comes to being offended. He was telling the truth. If you have ever walked into the Public Aid office; that is what you will see: Women with children, women and some men. But he walked into a Gay Health clinic hoping to see men and what he saw was not what he expected; he thought am I at the aid office.

  4. Michelle D Butler says:

    Instead of seeing Men who are gay at the health clinic, he saw women who loved men who are gay being treated instead.

  5. Cecil Gio says:

    But the problem is its an assumption. How many of those women were infected because their partner was infected by another woman. It's not like he spoke to each woman there and took a survey. We're accepting his assumption as truth without really knowing the facts. Let me give you an example. For years..decades..blacks were the picture of welfare. If welfare was the topic, it was our face blasted on the tv screen. However the truth..the real that white women have always outnumbered black women on welfare…always. We were never #1 on the welfare roll. Yet that was the image people put forth and we accept it because it's always easier to accept something negative than something positive.

  6. More self hate that we are taught every day! I am not surprised at all by these stupid statements!

  7. Farntella Graham says:

    Strong, militant Black men do not get showcased in america. Only the ones who tow the official line regarding Black people get attention. lee daniels is not the brightest bulb in the pack when it comes to race.

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