Harvey Levin, the Executive Producer of the TMZ Hollywood Gossip website has an arrogance that’s offensive beyond measure when it comes to being sensitive to the friends, family and loved ones of the late Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.
Why do I say this?
Well if you heard about or seen the recent headline on the TMZ.com reporting on the death of Marion Barry you would understand why I’m upset!
The title of the article is as follows: “MARION BARRY CRACK MAYOR DEAD AT 78”
…….now check this out, Harvey Levin refuses to even consider taking this repulsive headline down and said so on National Television!
Not only was it a smear to a man who has done so much for Washington D.C. than any other mayor in recent memory, but Marion Barry was a force to be reckoned with in the Civil RIghts Movement and should not have been reduced to his bad choices that come with being a human being.
At the time of this writing, Change.org has a petition circulating that has approximately 17,000 signatures that support TMZ/Harvey Levin removing that offensive headline.
Oftentimes we will overlook the smears and character assassinations on our leaders and elite that are executed in such a sly and undetectable manner that still have an effect on how the world views us.
We are reduced to a joke because of this and the worst of the worst and never taken serious on a world stage because of this.
The sad part is that some of us fall into the trap of believing these slanted truths and perpetuate them in an ignorant state of mind with just as much enthusiasm as these oppressive forces do.
Heck, we sometimes do their evil work for them and delight in it not realizing that we are hurting ourselves and our images in the long run!
So understand that I will be calling out those who intentionally step on our toes as a people and won’t hesitate to do so no matter who it is!
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