Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg is calling for a boycott of the new “Roots” miniseries in an expletive-filled social media post.
In the video on Instagram and Twitter, Snoop Dogg, 44, rails about the remake of “Roots”.
The remake is based on ABC’s landmark 1977 miniseries of the same name, taken from author Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, which explored the horrors of American slavery, reported USA Today.
“I’m sick of this. ... How the (expletive) they gonna put Roots on Memorial Day?” Snoop Dogg asked in the selfie video.
“They just going to keep beating that (expletive) into our heads as to how they did us, huh?”
He takes exception to the portrayal of slavery in “Roots” and the movie “12 Years A Slave”, which won the best picture Oscar in 2014 and a best supporting actress award for Lupita Nyong’o.
“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. When you all going to make a (expletive) series about the success that black folks is having. The only success we have is ‘Roots’ and ‘12 Years A Slave’?”
Snoop Dogg says he won’t watch “Roots” and calls upon other African-Americans to follow suit.
“Let’s create our own (expletive) based on today. How we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real,” he said.