Renowned Academy Award-winning actor and loyal Barack Obama supporter Samuel L. Jackson may be singing a new tune about the president — “The Thrill is Gone.”
Jackson sent a message to Obama in an interview to be published in the upcoming issue of Playboy magazine, telling the leader of the free world to “stop trying to ‘relate’” to the public and “be f**king presidential,” according to Gossip Cop.
Gossip Cop reported:
After ranting about the importance of good grammar, the interviewer asks the star what he thinks about “President Obama or other highly educated Americans consciously drop[ping] gs off the ends of words to sound like Joe Average.”
Jackson replies, “First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to ‘relate.’ Be a leader. Be f**king presidential.”
The actor continues, “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 f**king conjugate.
Obama occasionally assumed an “everyman” role by slipping into the vernacular during his 2012 presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton has done the same, especially when speaking before African-American groups.