Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2012]
Origins: Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop), is a 44-year-old American actor who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in the film Ray, as well as a
On 8 December 2012, Foxx appeared as the guest host on Saturday Night Live (SNL) to plug his upcoming movie, Django Unchained, in which he plays a freed slave turned bounty hunter who sets out to rescue his wife from a ruthless Mississippi plantation owner. In his opening monologue for SNL that evening Foxx riffed on a theme of "How black is that?", touching on the recent activities of prominent blacks such as rapper
I play a slave. Uh, how black is that?
And in the movie I have to wear chains. Umm ... how whack is that?
But don't worry about it, because I get out of the chains, I get free, I save my wife, and I kill all the white people in the movie.
So in a literal sense it is true that Jamie Foxx spoke the words attributed to him above, but they were part of a comedic monologue written for the opening of a comedic sketch show and not an extemporaneous comment.
Last updated: 11 December 2012