Samuel L. Jackson cut straight to the point in a recent interview and boldly told President Obama “be f–king presidential.”
The actor recently gave a candid interview to Playboy. The discussion opened with talk of his new movie with Spike Lee, “Oldboy,” and then turned to him ranting about the butchering of the English language and grammar in today’s society. Jackson says he sees people on Twitter who don’t even know the difference between “your” and “you’re.” (To which the actor asked: “How the f–k did we become a society where mediocrity is acceptable?”)
The writer then mentioned that even highly educated people, including Barack Obama, consciously drop g’s from words in order to sound more hip and colloquial.
“First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to ‘relate,'” Jackson replied while chatting with the men’s magazine in West Hollywood. “Be a leader. Be f–king presidential.”
“Look, I grew up in a society where I could say ‘It ain’t’ or ‘What it be’ to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I fucking conjugate.”
The off-the-chain actor then addressed comments he made last year to Ebony magazine, saying he hopes “Obama gets scary in the next four years.” Alas, he doesn’t think much has changed since then, due to the political deadlock in Washington.
“He got a little heated about the kids getting killed in Newtown and about the gun law,” he told Playboy. “He’s still a safe dude. But with those Republicans, we’re now in a situation where even if he said, ‘I want to give you motherf–kers a raise,’ they’d go, ‘F–k you! We don’t want a raise!’ … How do we fix the fact that politicians aren’t trying to serve the people, they’re just trying to serve their party and their closed ideals?”
Whoa! Okay Sam. Tell us how you really feel.
Do you agree that President Obama needs to get more gully with Congress? Does Samuel L. Jackson have a point?