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Should Black Celebrities Boycott "Celebrity Apprentice?"

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act May 6, 2011 at 4:00AM

I admit I've never seen the show, and I've never had any interest to see the show. And after Donald Trump put on his Grand Kleagle KKK hood and robes, with his whole "birther" issue, I've had even less reason to see it.
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I admit I've never seen the show, and I've never had any interest to see the show. And after Donald Trump put on his Grand Kleagle KKK hood and robes, with his whole "birther" issue, I've had even less reason to see it.

But that doesn't seem to bother people, as the show is one of the most popular of the few hit shows on NBC, which is actually getting beat on some nights in the ratings, by Telemundo. So the network badly needs Celebrity Apprentice. But the show, because of Trump, has now become a headache for the network and they're facing another problem.

The political advocacy group Color of Change has launched a Twitter based campaign aimed at black cast members Star Jones, Lil John, and other current cast members on the show, to call out Trump for the racist pig that he is.

According to Rashid Robinson, the executive director of COC, they want the cast to know that, "they can't have a relationship with the black community and have a relationship with Trump and not call him out for his actions."

Which brings up the question, should black celebrities just boycott Celebrity Apprentice period? If I was a washed-up, has-been, D-list celebrity (and let's be honest, who else but washed-up, has-been, D-listers appear on the show?), and I was offered a spot, I would turn it down. How could I look at myself in the mirror while being associated with anything involving Trump?

What do you say?

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