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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:31 PM

9. Wrong

Alton Brown is not a racist or a sexist. He's a lot of things that bug me, but neither of those. How dare you spout that from one random post. I read that post a while back and yes, I was surprised. However, what he did was try to be funny. He's not a comedian, he's a teacher. Even comedians bomb and say things that are completely horrible things to say, thinking it's funny at the time.
But you want to believe he is racist? He lives in freaking GEORGIA. Try watching Feasting on Asphalt sometime. Does he look like he abhors all the African-Americans he's interviewing? Doesn't look like he hates them in the slightest. Believe it or not, in Atlanta, the word "Negro" is not offensive to most. It's how he was raised.
I've met him 4 times, and he's been nothing but sweet. Maybe a little rough, but always nice.
And yes, he's a gun-toting conservative. That doesn't make him a bad person. Yes, he goes to a church that believes that Gay people can be "cured". That doesn't mean he believes it. But if he does, I'm not going to hate him for it.
You believed one thing about Alton Brown, read a single post out of thousands, and suddenly ya'lls souls are crushed because your idol wasn't who you thought he was. Wake up - they're never who you think they are. But I know one thing he's not, and that's definitely racist.

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