The Adventures of Uncle Ruckus

30 Jun

I don’t know if any of you have heard about the infamous Cîroc vodka casting call, pictured here:

Apparently, only light skinned African Americans need apply… and whites and latina’s, of course. I’m not surprised, but I am glad that this is out in the open so that we have a solid reason to boycott them. Puff the magic Daddy released a statement on Twitter, clearing himself of all wrongdoing, “FOR the record people I LOVE WOMEN OF ALL SHADES!!! I DON’T DISCRIMINATE!!! DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!! Now back to the POSITIVITY!!!”

Cîroc also released a lie statement. I’ll help you read between the lines: “CIROC Vodka has nothing whatsoever to do with this inappropriate and offensive casting call (or does, whatever), which was done without the brand’s knowledge or consent (is this really the first time you’ve caught us doing this?). We are currently investigating how this occurred (which means we are masturbating with lubbed hundred dollar bills until this whole things blows over). CIROC Vodka has created a brand that defines sophisticated celebration for all consumers (white people), and in no way condones this practice (we do,actually).”

While researching this, I found that a lot of people (mostly black men) support Mr. Combs and point to ads that feature him with brown and dark skinned black women. He does appear in ads that feature darker black women, but in the few I could find, I noticed that he is never touching or looking at them.

 

But let’s get back to some of that “positivity” Diddy was speaking of…

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