During Wednesday's Tamron Hall program, the host discussed the controversy surrounding George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX. Hall began the segment by reading a statement from Al Sharpton urging people not to make Zimmerman "whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man into a celebrity or hero."
I just want to read to our audience Reverend Sharpton released a statement, he says we must be very careful not to glorify or in any way side step the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man into a celebrity or hero. He has the right to pursue whatever he wants in life, yet we have the obligation to be discerning about who we lift and to what level.
Those are mighty hypocritical words for a man whose claim to fame was the hoax about Tamara Brawley, inciting violence against Jews in Crown Heights, and inciting the fire bombing of Freddy's Fashion Mart that led to the death of seven innocent people.