Corey Poitier, a Black Republican from Florida that’s running for U.S Congress, has some people outraged after he gave a speech Monday night and denounced The President calling him “Buckwheat.”
During his speech while downing the passage of the healthcare bill, Poiter compared the President to the Little Rascals character criticized for being a stereotype saying,
“Listen up, Buckwheat — this is not how it is done!”
After receiving countless angry emails, Poitier says he’s apologized publicly to The President and people offended by his comments.
According to him, people love Buckwheat and the term is his way of calling someone a dummy.
“I wasn’t meaning him any harm. Maybe it was a little insensitive. It’s a term that my brother and I use. It was kind of a way of saying, ‘dummy,’ like when I say to my brother, ‘Hey, Buckwheat, cut that out.’ That’s what it was…People love Buckwheat.”
He adds that he was not trying to be offensive or racist.
SMH…don’t you have a cabin to get back to uncle?