TV host fired after calling black singer a ‘monkey’ on the air; singer and TV network both issue statements

The host will most likely get another job, in the same way that people like Paula Deen, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” Hulk Hogan, and other racist celebrities here in the states maintain popularity after showing their true colours. It’s a shame.

Black Women of Brazil

4 TV host Marcão Chumbo Grosso, left, was recently fired after referring to singer Ludmilla as a ‘monkey’

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I have to admit, I am a bit surprised at how quick this situation was taken care of. In all honesty, I thought this guy would get away with a ‘slap on the wrist’ and walk away relatively unscathed. I mean, I’ve seen people walk away after such incidents with only a brief suspension. But let’s not get too crazy here; this guy will probably have no problem getting another high status job. After all, as racism works as a network, the punishment is never too severe as everyone who is part of the network generally thinks the same way. To get the full background on this story, see the video and read the excuse of the guy at the center of this latest controversy, please…

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  1. Persia Karema
    Jan 20, 2017 @ 13:14:25

    Good Lord! Really? SMH…

    • sepultura13
      Jan 22, 2017 @ 13:08:25

      Yep – it happens all of the time, in both North and South America. I’m surprised that you’re surprised – I guess Brits are exempt from this treatment? Somehow, I seriously doubt it…your country is just as shameful as the Americas; Brits just sweep it under the rug. Brexit was your version of our presidential election.

      • Persia Karema
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 13:15:13

        It still surprises me as I’ve not experienced this myself. Also, that this sort of thing should not still be happening. As for Brexit, it is nothing like the Presidential Election. Brexit happened for many reasons – one of which many were fed up with those ‘in power’ not listening to the people. If say, one thing was ruled in a UK court, more often than not, the ruling would be overturned by the European High Court, which is unacceptable. We couldn’t even deport criminals – including murderers – because according the EU, “they have a right to family life”. Tell me… what about the victims? I wish people would find out more as to why it happened rather that believing everything they read in the media.

      • sepultura13
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 13:19:40

        I guess you’re lucky to have never experienced racism in your entire life. You must be one of the blessed few! How novel.

      • Persia Karema
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 13:25:48

        Well, I was told to get back on my “banana boat” but an Indian man darker than me, with a thick Indian accent one time in London (where I was born and bred). But that’s it. Not quite sure what you mean by “How novel”…

      • sepultura13
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 13:34:21

        You’ve never heard the statement “how novel” – and you’re a Brit? Fascinating…that’s terminology that your countrymen use, not us stupid Americans! I guess you can Google it if you need to know what it means…

        Digressing. What’s “novel” is you, a Black woman, never experiencing racism in your entire life. You’ve never been called a “monkey” or worse; never been spat on, never hat shit thrown at you, from what you’re saying. You’ve led a charmed life if nothing like that has ever happened to you. Then again, you might pass the “paper bag” test enough to not be considered “Black.” Perhaps you don’t even consider yourself to be “Black,” which is another matter entirely. There are plenty of women like you in the States, if that’s the case!

      • Persia Karema
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 13:48:27

        No, I have heard of the saying, but I have never suffered from racism! (Only the situation in which I stated from the Indian guy). Also, I did not call Americans stupid! And believe me, I would never pass the ‘paper bag’ test because I am dark skinned. Not sure where the hostility is coming from, but I have never and would never consider myself anything other than what I am; a black woman. I have never been ashamed of the colour of my skin.

      • sepultura13
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 14:40:22

        There is no hostility. This is a discussion. If you think that I’m being hostile for my choice of words, then I would state that you’re looking to criticize what I’m saying instead of reading and absorbing what I’m saying. For that matter, who said anything about shame, or being ashamed of skin colour? I didn’t, you did. I am speaking about being a Black woman experiencing racism, not shame. You have somehow managed to live a charmed life without experiencing racism of any significance directed at you. I find that fascinating.

        “Banana boat,” while possibly offensive, isn’t necessarily racist, because bananas don’t come from any African country, as far as I know. So, that situation is moot.

      • Persia Karema
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 14:57:50

        I find it interesting how you think I am looking to criticise what you are saying due to not agreeing, and it seems like you do not like my saying what I did… As for talking about shame, it was you who wrote “Perhaps you don’t even consider yourself to be “Black,” which is another matter entirely”…, so I stick with what I said. To not consider myself to be black, would indeed mean, I am ashamed of the colour of my skin – which I am not.
        You think the ‘banana boat’ comment isn’t necessarily racist? Well, I think it is. My family are from Jamaica and banana’s are grown there, therefore, the situation is valid, especially as it was directed to me to my face – no matter who said it. But like I said, yes, that was the only experience.
        Thank you for this ‘discussion’. It has been quite enlightening. Have a lovely evening (or maybe I should say day, as I do not know the time difference of where you are).

      • sepultura13
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 15:22:32

        If I didn’t like what you said, I would say so. I’m asking questions because that is what people do when they are attempting to glean information from another, especially when it comes to finding out how their life experiences are similar to, or different from, their own. You seem offended by my questions, but that happens – it’s nothing personal. You don’t consider this a discussion, which you emphasized with your use of quotes.

        You think the ‘banana boat’ comment isn’t necessarily racist? Well, I think it is. My family are from Jamaica and banana’s are grown there

        No, I don’t think it’s racist. You’re a person who was ‘born and bred in London,’ and bananas aren’t grown there – nothing is. So my statement stands, as does your opinion about how ‘hostile’ you think I am

        You have a lovely evening as well. I will have a wonderful afternoon and evening, for sure! I’m watching sports, planning a delicious dinner, and doing some gaming. No workout today, as Sunday is my “day of rest” from all exercise save yoga and walking.



      • sepultura13
        Jan 22, 2017 @ 14:41:38

        Also, here is the definition of “novel,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

        Definition of novel


        new and not resembling something formerly known or used


        original or striking especially in conception or style

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