Leave it to Fox News to be confused and shocked that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams would be “so angry,” as they put it.
Williams received the BET Awards 2016 Humanitarian Award for his work in the community, and then he let loose a stream of consciousness that inspired a rousing standing ovation in Los Angeles along with tears from the audience.
Before we tell you the Fox News reaction, here’s a recap of the power-packed speech from Williams:
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The folks at Fox News were completely confused by why Williams delivered such an impassioned, in-your-face ultimatum to white supremacy, according to Raw Story:
Fox News host Eric Bolling dismissed actor Jesse Williams’ highly-praised speech at the BET Awards on Sunday, arguing that black entertainers owe their success to white people.
“The reason why rappers are living in — you know, driving in Mercedes-Benz’s and living in neighborhoods is because they’re selling their music, not just to the black community, but to the white community,” Bolling said on The Five on Monday. “Every suburban white kid thinks he’s the next rap star, thinks he’s the next Jay Z.”
“I didn’t know he was so angry,” said co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle.” He seems so upset, I don’t know, I mean I feel like, yeah, there’s things that go wrong, but also focus on the positive.”
Did you read this? This is what Williams was talking about. Without so much as taking into account what Williams was “angry” about or even legitimizing his statements, Fox News immediately discards his argument and suggests that we as blacks simply focus on the positives. There was not even an attempt to dissect nor discuss the circumstances that motivated Williams to make the speech in the first place, as if he magically appeared out of thin air to blast white people without provocation or just cause.