50 Cent defends Diddy and labels Comcast "racist" amid discriminatory case
22 November 2019, 16:52 | Updated: 6 February 2020, 17:00
Power executive producer 50 Cent has defended Diddy after he called out Comcast for using REVOLT to deflect their "discriminatory practices".
50 Cent has defended Diddy in a recent Instagram post, after Diddy issued a statement in response to Comcast mentioning his name in court.
Comcast reportedly used Diddy's network brand REVOLT, in order to sway allegations of discriminatory practices. Diddy called them out publicly with a formal message on Instagram. The hip-hop mogul also took to Twitter to call them out.
50 Cent, who has called out Comcast in the past has sided with Diddy on this matter. Although Fif usually trolls Diddy, he recognises the situation is a serious one and has defended Diddy.
On Wednesday (Nov 21) 50 Cent made it clear that Comcast has been rubbing him the wrong way.
"I’m with Diddy on this one Comcast bugging out they are racist," 50 Cent wrote on Instagram.
Comcast previously threatened to drop Starz, which provides a network to host Power. In a now-deleted post, 50 Cent also roasted the CEO of the company, sharing a photo of Brian Roberts, writing, "mother f**ker look like he been pushed around his whole life." 50 continued "He need to chill out, go to a golf course or sit his a*s down some where."
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My name and my network, REVOLT, have been mentioned recently by Comcast in reference to the Comcast/Byron Allen US Supreme Court case as an example of Comcast’s inclusive practices with respect to African American owned cable networks. While it is true that we are in business with Comcast, it is not accurate to use my name or my network as an example of inclusion. I do not want my name to be used inaccurately so I must speak my truth. I also want to make clear that this case is now about much more than cable distribution. It’s about the civil rights of millions of African Americans and other minorities. First, it’s important that people really understand what’s at stake. In its efforts to get the lawsuit filed by Byron Allen dismissed, Comcast has taken a legal approach that could weaken fundamental civil rights protections. I have a problem with this. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 section 1981 was designed to ensure Black people are able to do business in this country and not be denied because of race. Comcast is arguing that this law only applies if racial discrimination is the only factor that leads to a refusal to do business, which would be extremely hard to prove. If they are successful, it will become much harder for any victim of discrimination to seek justice in court. By taking this stance in the Supreme Court, Comcast has put its legal tactics ahead of the rights of millions of Americans to be heard. This is not OK. Full statement on REVOLT.TV
Diddy revealed that his business with Comcast haven't shown any signs of true inclusivity.
"Comcast spends billions of dollars on content networks every year, but just a few million go to African American owned networks like REVOLT. That is unacceptable," said Diddy.
Diddy continued "REVOLT has never been in a position to truly compete on a fair playing field because it has not received the economic and distribution support necessary for real economic inclusion. Our relationship with Comcast is the illusion of economic inclusion."
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