Nas joins petition against FOX over alleged racism

Groups object to organisations coverage of Obama

Nas joins petition against FOX over alleged racism
Nas is set to join representatives of ColorOfChange.org and MoveOn.org tomorrow (July 23) when a petition of 620,127 signatures is delivered to the FOX media organisation in Manhattan.

The rapper, who is married to fellow hip hop artist Kelis, has added his name to the objection that accuses the organsation of racism against Black Americans, and more specifically presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Among the incidents listed include on-screen graphic that referred to Mrs. Obama as “Obama’s baby mama,” an anchor called a fist bump between Barack and Michelle a “terrorist fist jab”, and FOX personality Bill O’Reilly suggested calling a “lynching party” to deal with Mrs. Obama.

The signatures were obtained through an online petition via
ColorOfChange.org,and MoveOn.org. The Brave New Foundation also gathered signatures for the petition.

--By our New York staff.
[url="/about"]Find out more about NME.[/url]

Read More On This Artist

Nas Merchandise
More News
Today's new releases: Pond, The Charlatans and more
Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens and The War On Drugs for End of the Road festival
Kylie Minogue to headline British Summer Time Hyde Park
The Vaccines confirmed as third headliner for Liverpool Sound City
Mark Ronson tops both the UK's Official Singles and Official Albums Chart
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams appear on TV show 'Austin City Limits' – watch
Korn and Slipknot cover Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' live in London – watch
A$AP Rocky opens up about the death of A$AP Yams for the first time
Courtney Love attends premiere of Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
Run The Jewels preview feline remix album 'Meow The Jewels' featuring Lil Bub the cat
Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM unveil grindhouse cinema-themed 'Ray Gun' video – watch
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney unveil collaboration track 'FourFiveSeconds' –...
Jay Z commends New York Governor's plan to improve police relations
Ryan Adams performs acoustic version of 'Gimme Something Good' on US TV
Alt-J play biggest headline show of their career at London's O2 Arena
Groove Armada lead latest Isle Of Wight Festival line-up additions
Lil Wayne reportedly set to sue Cash Money boss Birdman for $8m
Guitar owned by Johnny Ramone sells at auction for £47,950
Pond reveal epic 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' video - watch
Noel Gallagher says Oasis will only ever reform 'for the money'
Arca says working with Bjork on 'Vulnicura' was 'everything an artistic...
Aphex Twin streams 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2' EP - listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM