The Rev. Al Sharpton is a bit of a history buff, and he’s been known to give impromptu lectures on “them Greek homos” and their appropriation of philosophy and mathematics from Africa. His area of expertise, though, is the American civil rights movement, and today he reminded an audience of thousands that Rosa Parks was not a “ho,” nor was voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer a “bitch.”
We need to respect our women… Rosa Parks wasn't no ho and Fannie Lou Hamer wasn't no bitch. – Sharpton. #mow
— Robert F. Moore (@NYDNmanaging_ed) August 24, 2013
— PB Wolf (@OleHippieChick) August 24, 2013
Al Sharpton at the mic? You’ll cry, you’ll laugh. But mostly, you’ll laugh.
"Rosa Parks wasn't no ho" lmaoooo Rev. Al Sharpton.
— Ms. Alima (@blackjanelane) August 24, 2013
Al Sharpton just said "ain't no bitch" on national television ???
— big tuna (@woollymammmoth) August 24, 2013
"Rosa Parks wasn't a ho & Fannie Lou Hammer wasn't a b****!" – Al Sharpton on respecting women. [[starts a slow clap]]
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) August 24, 2013
We understand what Sharpton was getting at (not always the easiest feat), but did anyone out there really think Rosa Parks was a ho? Then again, Russell Simmons thought that posting a “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” was a good idea and branded CNN’s Don Lemon a “slave” after he urged young black men to “use appropriate language.” Sharpton’s speech about bitches and hos doesn’t seem to have the resonance of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” but maybe we’ll change our minds once we see it etched into granite.
Al Sharpton is unfit to empty the trash cans at the MLK memorial. Why is he chosen to speak in honoring the actual civil rights giant?
— Sunny (@sunnyright) August 24, 2013
@sunnyright Because Al Sharpton shares such eloquent and insightful remarks…such as "Rosa Parks wasn't no ho."
— Erin (@sqwerin) August 24, 2013
Sharpton’s an equal opportunity offender, and at least one person thought it was low of Sharpton to take a cheap shot at a woman’s career choice.
Al Sharpton is dumb as hell for that quote, so being a "ho" mean you can't make change in the world?
— God's Trombone (@TheBlackCyde) August 24, 2013