Charlamagne Tha God is one of today’s most recognizable radio stars and often speaks out on racial inequality along with co-hosts Angela Yee and DJ Envy during their highly popular syndicated weekday morning show “The Breakfast Club” on New York’s Power 105.1.
He uses a short segment of the show called “Donkey of The Day” to call out a person or place that embodies foolery for the given moment. Victims have ranged from Ray J to Kanye West.
But on Wednesday, he gave the title to himself. Why you ask? Because he proposed that Black and Latina women should make use of social media outlets in a similar fashion as controversial The Blaze host, Tomi Lahren.
Over the past few days, we’ve watched Charlamagne’s awkward newfound friendship with Lahren bloom. It came as a sort of surprise, especially after Charlamagne dismantled her flawed definition of the Black Lives Matter movement and then after bestowed upon her the title of “Donkey of The Day” earlier this year.
On Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, folks quickly gathered together on social media to point out all of the strong, smart, Black and Latina women who are already filling that void––women like MTV’s Franchesca Ramsey, Crissle West from “The Read,” Jada Gomez of Latina Magazine and Jamilah Lemieux of InteractiveOne, just to name a few.
After his mentions remained on life support, Charlamagne decided it would only be right to take an L in order to clarify his comment.
“I am on the front page of twitter this morning, was trending all last night because women of color collectively came together to slander my Black ass. That’s power,” he said.
In the end, he acknowledged his mistake in dismissing women of color who strive every day to combat systematic racism and acknowledged that those with platforms must help to amplify those voices.
“For all those who don’t feel I conveyed that message properly last night, allow me to give myself the biggest hee-haw,” Charlamagne said near the end.
What do you think? “Donkey of The Day,” or an overreach? Let us know your thoughts.
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