Comedian Rip Michael’s Apologizes For Civil Rights Comedic Sketch and Defends Cardi B

In a comedic sketch produced by Rip Michael, Cardi B played Coretta Scott King. The show was a satirical play on ‘The Real Housewives…’ series ‘Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement’, that showed the wives of famous civil rights leaders and a comedic behind the scenes peek at their inside thoughts. Michael defended his sketch and Cardi B saying that the piece was not meant to offend, but to educate and that Cardi was simple an actor, playing a role. “I think it was taken in poor taste,” Michaels says. He insists Cardi did not write the material and is therefore not to blame.

As far as Cardi is concerned, on a personal level, it seems as if MLK’s daughter took the skit very personally and once Cardi was made aware of this, she reached out to Dr. Bernice King, and apologized. “On the 55th anniversary of #IHaveADream,’ a clip on @TMZ depicts my parents (Cardi B playing my mom) & great women of the CRM in a repulsive, false light,” Dr. King wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “They paid an extraordinary price so people of color can have a platform- & this is how you use it,” post on social media.

source – xxl, tmz

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