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What Black Celebrity Sold Out To Appear On "Celebrity Apprentice"?

by Sergio
January 4, 2012 9:44 AM
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Arsenio Hall

In May 2011, I wrote an item for S&A titled "Should Black Celebrities Boycott Celebrity Apprentice?'" (HERE) in which I asked whether black celebrities should appear on the show after fake billionaire and twice bankrupted con man Donald Trump ran his obviously phony and blantantly racist presidential run tease and PR stunt. (Remember though that it didn't bother him since "the blacks", you know "those people", loved him.)

In fact, two different political advocacy groups called for black celelebrites to boycott the show after Trump's ugly sheganigans. Therefore I was wondering who would stoop so low as to agree to appear on his show for its next season after what he had done.

Well, now we know the answer. This morning, on the Today Show, Trump announced the cast for the new season of Celebrity Apprentice, and this season's token is Arsenio Hall.

Remember him? He used to be really, really big at one time, though I must admit I was surprised. I was expecting some broken down, washed up athlele or some faded rapper who spent what little money he had on Lamborghinis and gold chains, but Arsenio?

I know he must be desperate to get back into the limelight, but he's THAT desperate? He couldn't tell Trump and the producers of the show that he still has his diginty and wouldn't work for the racist prick?

Or is this just show biz as usual, and it's all one big game? Tell us what you think.

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  • Mike | July 14, 2014 3:49 PMReply

    I didn't watch the show until it was on YouTube. I agree I think Trump is a racist and a phony bankrupt loser!

  • JMac | January 4, 2012 9:22 PMReply

    Never watched and not going too. Damn Arsenio. I used to respect you.

  • Donella | January 4, 2012 6:17 PMReply

    Will not watch. Trump is a silly man who got owned more than once by the stronger man, President Barack Obama. Will watch Obama instead.

  • Troy | January 4, 2012 1:28 PMReply

    you thought a athlete or rapper but not all the sellout actors who never take a stand and constantly play stereotypical roles would be the first to cross that line.

  • KeepingItReal | January 4, 2012 7:35 PM

    Because we have bills and enjoy working!

  • KeepingItReal | January 4, 2012 12:36 PMReply

    Sometimes your bills speak louder than your dignity. I guess. I wish him well, but I won't be watching due to Donald Trump's racism.

  • kai | January 4, 2012 11:47 AMReply

    say it aint so arsenio!!!

  • Jai | January 4, 2012 10:47 AMReply

    I've never watched the show and never will. Trump can kick rocks!!

  • kai | January 4, 2012 11:50 AM

    As a haemophaeliac

  • arnolddrummond | January 4, 2012 11:36 AM


  • blaqbird | January 4, 2012 10:17 AMReply

    Wasn't there a video some years back of Arsenio working in a KFC or something like that? Maybe he does need the money.....

  • kai | January 4, 2012 11:50 AM

    As a haemopheliac!

  • Sergio | January 4, 2012 10:45 AM

    The thing is that the so-called "celebrities" on the show are not working for money but for charities, though I'm sure they do get paid something under the table. But it can't be that much.

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