Hollywood Exec Calls Obama 'White President in Blackface'

Hollywood Exec Calls Obama 'White President in Blackface'

Television executive Byron Allen called President Obama "a white president in blackface" and said that African-Americans have fallen behind under his leadership during an interview with TMZ.

Published May 27, 2015

Byron Allen, a comedian and television producer, is not concerned about being politically correct when expressing his disapproval of President Obama.

"President Obama is at this point a white president in Black face," Allen said to TMZ Saturday. "Black America would have done much better with a white president."

The criticism comes amid Obama's decision to use the word "thugs" to refer to youth who looted businesses and damaged police vehicles during the Baltimore uprisings that sprung up after outrage over the killing of Freddie Gray by Baltimore police. 

"I'm disappointed that Obama called those young men out there in Baltimore thugs and I'm not condoning violence but I don't think we should call them thugs because we've positioned them to fail and the system has failed them," he explained. 

Allen says that the president should be reprimanding racist corporate executives. "If you're going to call those kids in Baltimore thugs, why don't you talk to the chairman of AT&T whose calling us the n-word," he told TMZ in a follow-up interview Tuesday.

Allen said he will continue to hold Obama accountable whether in private or in public. Furthermore, he called out presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and let her know that he is watching how she addresses the current state of Black lives. 

"You're going to have to address this because you're not going to get the Black vote," he said in reference to Clinton. "I'm not going to let it happen. You're going to have to fix the Black crisis now."

Looks like Allen is just getting started and that this won't be the last we hear from the opinionated TV mogul. Allen is the founder of Entertainment Studios, a media production company that houses eight HD channels such as Cars.TV, Pet.TV and JusticeCentral.TV.

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