Man Accidentally Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Frederick Douglass

February 21, 2014 9:00 am
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Man Accidentally Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Frederick Douglass

Samuel L. Jackson, fresh off the set of the new RoboCop movie, sat down with an entertainment reporter last week to discuss his involvement with the film and subsequent projects for the future. As the actor finished talking about his hectic filming schedule alongside fellow Hollywood heavyweights Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, the interviewer reportedly confused Jackson for the 19th century African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, saying “Oh by the way, I think it’s really great that you are standing for suffrage and abolitionism. Am I also correct in saying you were at the Seneca Falls Convention?”

Jackson, understandably confused that anyone would think he had attended a conference that occurred in 1848, turned off camera, only to have his assistant explain that the interviewer mistook the seasoned actor for a man who was personally acquainted with President Abraham Lincoln. After simmering for a few moments, Jackson erupted and called out the interviewer: “Really? First the Laurence Fishburne shit and now this? Man, it’s pretty ridiculous how unprepared you so-called interviewers are. It’s mind-blowing to me that an individual as ignorant as you can function in modern American society.”

At press time, a different reporter confused Jackson with the entire month of February.

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