Actor Michael Jai White went off on a social media rant about extramarital affairs in the black community in general, and among our most admired heroes specifically.
The ‘Black Dynamite’ actor recently posted a message account blasting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson and especially Bill Cosby and for being “self righteous” and one of the biggest “adulterers” in entertainment:
Then there’s the omnipresent and all powerful “THEY!” T.H.E.Y., I call them, The Honkeys For the Eradication of Y’all! “They” set up Bill Cosby! Oh sure. If he never drugged anybody he’s still the most self righteous, judgmental and biggest known serial adulterer we’ve ever known without relying on our creativity and analogy to paint him differently. The truths as to his genius to the entertainment industry have as much relevance to his case as us giving Jeffrey Dahmer credit for the people he DIDN’T eat. My bad for the comparison because Dahmer admitted his crimes. Being an Actor from NYC, I as well as countless others know how “busy” Cosby was in the 80’s and believe me, “THEY” knew it too but “THEY” never came out with the headline “Americas Most Beloved Father Is Cheating His Black Ass Off,” did THEY? If THEY wanted to take Cosby down wouldn’t that be the best time? I’ve identified this for years as the one double standard that black men enjoyed over whites! Let Seinfeld be married and do that shit! Lol. Remember Hugh Grant was practically destroyed from one encounter with a hooker?
I’m a black man who’s disturbed by the fact that we can have infidelity in our lives and it NOT BE A BIG DEAL! It’s like society is saying being faithful is above black men and below whites. MLK, Jessie Jackson, Cosby… the list goes on.
Cosby stopped being a hero to me as soon as I learned he was living a lie as a faithful man, period.
Lesson is: Power should not go unchecked and he could’ve been Man enough not to embarrass his family. Funny thing is, I’ll bet Fat Albert, Theo or any of the Cosby kids have had episodes about the virtues of being truthful and that hiding the truth comes at the liars detriment.