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Jason Kelce Responds Back To Philly Radio Host That Called Him A “House Negro”
Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles had an introductory press conference for their new head coach Doug Pederson. Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce was in attendance and it set off a firestorm inside at least one talk show host.
Philly sports radio host for 94WIP, Josh Innes made a comment about Kelce being there to kiss the new head coach’s ass by calling him a “House Negro”.
“Here’s the thing though, right, it’s like this. Let me find a good comparison here. I was watching Malcolm X yesterday, I was in the airport in Memphis watching Malcolm X, and there was a scene where Denzel’s doing the whole thing about the slave and the house Negro? Right? And like, the house Negro is the guy who’s gonna tell you like, oh he gets to live in the big house with the boss and every time he refers to something that happens in the house it’s ‘our house’ and ‘we’ and everything like that. And then there’s the actual slave [who’s not] the house Negro that’s just trying to run away. Essentially what you’re getting here is Jason Kelce is the house Negro is what I’m trying to convey to you.”
Josh Innes apologized later in the day, but now Jason Kelce has responded to him via Twitter:
— Jason Kelce (@Jkelce) January 20, 2016