Snoop Dogg rails against ‘Roots’ remake, calls for boycott – does he have a point?

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Rapper Snoop Dogg will not be watching the remake of the miniseries “Roots,” and is calling on others to follow his lead.

In a profanity-filled video on Instagram, the 44-year-old rap star and actor slammed the History Channel’s remake of the landmark 1977 miniseries about slavery, which began airing Monday.

“I’m sick of this s—. How the f— are they going to put ‘Roots’ on, on Memorial Day?” he said in the video posted Monday. “They going to just to keep beating that s— into our heads about how they did us, huh?”

Starting the video by saying “No disrespect,” Snoop Dogg said he cannot watch any more movies about slavery, calling out the entertainment industry for continuing to put out films and shows with the theme.

“I don’t understand America. They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago. But guess what? We’re taking the same abuse,” he said. “Think about that part,” he added, criticizing “Roots,” WGN’s “Underground” and 2014’s Oscar winning film, “12 Years A Slave.”

He asked when a series would be created “about the success that black folks is having.”  He concluded by saying he would not be watching the History Channel series and called on others to do the same.

“Let’s create our own s— based on today,” he said. “How we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real.”

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