- Feb 7, 2005
[/quote]What really bothers him (Sinbad) is SNL's choice of actor (Fred Armisen) to play Obama.
"My problem is -- you couldn't just temporarily hire a black man to play Obama? You had to put a white man in a black face? You couldn't find a light-skinned brother to play Obama?"
Anyone care to address why it's "required" or "more appropriate" for SNL to hire a black actor to portray half-white half-black Obama?
Hey Sinbad, Fred Armisen is Venezuelan-Japanese, not white. You irrelevant presumptive schmuck. This ain't "blackface": http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2...does_not_wear_bla.html
So how does he turn himself into the country's potentially first black president? "It's really quick," Armisen said. "There's shading on my eyebrows and plastic behind my ears. And there's a little bit of something called Honey, a honey color, that is something I would wear when I play Prince."
Some have called Armisen portraying Obama "beyond inappropriate." As Seth and Amy would probably say, Really?
Notice the the page URL is "fred_armisen_does_not_wear_bla" even though that doesn't appear on the webpage