Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA Hall of Famer and former actor!
Anyone ever see Airplane?? He's pretty HIGHlarious in that!
He's made his opinion clear recently on HBO's show Girls.
Kareem is not not a fan but he's not a fan either. LOLz!
He isn't exactly happy with how the show responded to critics' complaints that the show had a lack of color in its main cast.
The show added Donald Glover as a love interest for creator Lena Dunham's character Hannah.
"A black dildo would have sufficed and cost less. I don't believe that people of color, sexual preference, or gender need to be shaken indiscriminately into every series like some sort of exotic seasoning. If the story calls for a black character, great… But this really seemed like an effort was made to add some color — and it came across as forced."
Ha! You so funny, Kareem!
Though you do make some very good points too.
There's nothing worse than when a show changes just to appease its critics.
"[The characters'] intense self-involvement is meant to be cute and it can be… at times. But not enough to overcome our impatience with their inability to have any personal insight. They're all educated but fatally ignorant."
Strong words, but well said.
Way to call it like you see it, Kareem!
Do U agree with Mr. Abdul-Jabbar??
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