‘Insecure’ actress race-baits at Emmys: ‘I’m rooting for everyone black!’

Issa Rae, the creator and star of the black-centric HBO series “Insecure,” said she was rooting only for black people to win at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

“I’m rooting for everybody black!” Rae told Variety on the red carpet (see video below). “I am!”

If Rae wants an awards show that only rewards blacks, she should stick to the BET Awards or the NAACP Image Awards. Otherwise, sit down.

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Actress Issa Rae only wants blacks to win Emmys. (Images: BPR screengrabs)

Not surprisingly, Rae’s racist comment fueled backlash on social media, with many asking what would’ve been the reaction if a white actress had said she was only rooting for whites.

Rae’s HBO series “Insecure,” whose cast is mostly black, was not nominated for an Emmy. Perhaps that’s why Issa sounds so bitter?

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The show, which debuted in October 2016, garnered a little more than 1 million viewers despite having one of the best lead-offs on television. On Sunday nights, “Insecure” followed ratings juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” whose season 7 premiere drew 16 million viewers.

Meanwhile, a number of blacks scooped up Emmy Awards this year, including:

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (black)

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (black)

Outstanding directing for a comedy series
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (black)

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series
Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” (first Muslim to win an acting Emmy)

Outstanding writing for a comedy series
Aziz Ansari (Muslim-raised) and Lena Waithe (black) “Master of None”

Do you see any Asian-American winners on the list? What about Latinos or Native Americans? When was the last time anyone from these groups won an Emmy?

Do you hear us bitching? And some groups don’t even have “their own” awards show like the BET Awards. It’s not that serious, it’s just fluff. So take several seats, Issa, and enjoy your privileged life.

True trailblazers like Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross, Morgan Freeman, and Denzel Washington don’t demand recognition because of their skin color, or to fill a quota in the name of political correctness. They let their talent speak for them.

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Many on Twitter (including many blacks) trashed Issa Rae for her racist comment. It just wasn’t necessary.

A defiant Rae clapped back, saying anyone who criticized her needs help. Projecting much, Issa?


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