WTF CNN's W. Kamau Bell slams decision to make Michael Phelps Olympic flag-bearer

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  1. Tim

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    CNN's W. Kamau Bell slams decision to make Phelps Olympic flag-bearer

    CNN's W. Kamau Bell has slammed a vote to make swimmer Michael Phelps the U.S. flag-bearer during the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

    “No offense, but right now America has enough tall, successful, rich white guys hogging the spotlight trying to make America great,” the 'United Shades of America' host wrote.

    Bell, 43, advocated for Ibtihaj Muhammad, a female American fencer of Muslim descent.

    “Muhammad carrying the flag would be much bigger than your one moment,” Bell said.

    “It would be a symbol for our country in this moment when we are mostly known for one of the most contentious, controversial, scandal-ridden, hateful, xenophobic, jingoistic, and just generally unlikable presidential elections in recent memory. This is at a time when we could use some more symbols of unity and togetherness.”

    Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad — the first U.S. Olympian ever to wear a Hijab during the Games — was eliminated from individual competition at the Olympics on the second round. Michael Phelps claimed his 19th Olympic gold medal last night.

    The CNN host has mocked his detractors, noting their "white tears".



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    That guy's a dipshit as was his suggestion.
     
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    :jj: What would happen if Anderson Cooper LOL'd at "Black tears" on Twitter?
     
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    imagine in 40 yrs michael phelps decides he's a she
     
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    All racism is bad fuck him
     
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    WKB's background. As you can see, he struggled mightily as a child due to his ethnicity.

    Bell grew up in Alabama and Chicago, the son of Walter Bell, who served as Alabama's Insurance Commissioner and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and author Janet Cheatham Bell, who founded a self-publishing firm.[9][10] Bell graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and attended the University of Pennsylvania before dropping out. Later he began to pursue a career in comedy.[11]
     
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    I wonder if the "W" stands for something as loopy as "Kamau". Anyway, he's most famous for being mistaken for a homeless dude and being shooed away from restauramts.
     
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    Phelps is a 5 time Olympian, the most decorated Olympian ever. Regardless of his gender or race, he was deserving of that honor.
     
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    No, the black was more deserving because of her race and religion :pissed:
     
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    not in 2016 you filthy racist :eek:
     
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    As far as I know it wasn't decision. It was a vote. The athletes voted and Phelps won. Would it have been a nice symbolic moment for her and the US if she had won? Yes.

    But I'm not going to begrudge who the athletes themselves voted for.
     
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    settle down, your child will get into college too
     
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    why?
     
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    Plus he fucked a chick with a dick
     
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    i never heard of this moron. who cares what he thinks?
    sure let's have a female, hijab wearing moslem represent the US. she's never won a gold medal. phelps has won over 20.
     
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    Maybe let the muslim broad that lost the fencing thing carry Michael Phelps bag during the closing ceremonies :dontknow:
     
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    Not that this has anything to do with the topic, but it should be noted that he is married to a white woman.
     
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    and phelps is engaged to one
     
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    Just a Muslim woman wearing a hijab carrying our flag would have given all sorts of people warm fuzzies.
     
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    she's not worthy to carry his ball bag in her mouth
     
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