So I caught eight seconds of this earlier tonight while flipping the channel. My first thought, after the utter shock, was, “Wow, The Bachelorette actually has a skinny African-American dude in the cast. That goes against the show’s general gameplan.”* Then, later, I came to learn the guy is Soulja Boy.
Which led to this thought: What the hell is Soulja Boy doing?
This is the sort of shit that ruins careers and kills reputations. It’s not just bad; it’s “Accidental Racist” bad. It’s Menudo bad. It’s … it’s—Ishtar meets The Cable Guy bad.
Somewhere right now (probably in Los Angeles), Soulja Boy’s adviser (the one who said, “Man, do I have a great opportunity for you …” is packing up his belongings in a cardboard box, preparing to call Kid ‘n’ Play and the two original members of Styx in an effort to regain career momentum.
* The show’s general gameplan. Hot white chick, all white men and one suave black guy, who survives the first cut, then gets dumped come the second round.