Entertainment figure Byron Allen is under fire this week after he made controversial comments about Al Sharpton.
Allen is one of the black media owners who has filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, calling their employments of Sharpton “a sham, undertaken to whitewash Comcast’s discriminatory business practices.”
During an appearance on CNN, Allen accused a number of corporations of ignoring most black figures and only doing business with Sharpton because he is the “least expensive negro.”
Allen added that the corporate mentality is “don’t do business with real African American-owned companies, just give him $50,000 and a bucket of chicken and we’re good.”
He also attacked Obama, saying he was “bought and paid for” by American corporations.
“He has taken donations from Comcast,” Allen said, according to The Blaze. “Comcast is his biggest contributor. AT&T is one of his biggest contributors. Listen, Obama, your own FTC is investigating AT&T for throttling. How can you even consider them to buy DirecTV when you’re suing them? Is it because you took donations? Yes, Obama. Don’t even think about letting them merge until they settle this lawsuit and that lawsuit.”
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