Vivica A. Fox Recalls Racist Insult From Ivanka Trump On 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Written by Black Voices on May 8, 2021
Actor Vivica A. Fox has recalled the second ex-President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump made a racist remark whereas filming “The Superstar Apprentice,” and sure didn’t even understand the offense she’d induced.
“I’ll always remember that after I did ‘Superstar Apprentice’ and Ivanka Trump, she mentioned, ‘Wow, you communicate very nicely,’” the “Empire” star instructed reality-TV producer Andy Cohen on Friday’s episode of his E! present “For Actual: The Story of Actuality TV.”
“No, Andy. I hate to say it,” Fox continued. “I don’t assume she knew on the time that she was insulting us. I actually assume that she thought she was complimenting us. That it was like, ‘Oh, wow, you guys are clever.’”
“I don’t assume she is aware of now,” responded Cohen.
Fox recalled individuals on Twitter going “loopy” over the remark ― which performed into racist tropes ― after it aired in 2015 in the course of the first episode of Donald Trump’s last season internet hosting the present.
Cohen mused on how the clip reached the air within the first place.
“Consider the layers and layers of white people who noticed a lower of that present and aired it and so they mentioned, ‘Oh, that is nice,’” he mentioned.
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Rumors have swirled for years about Donald Trump utilizing racial slurs on the set of his actuality present. In 2005, he even touted the concept of pitting Black contestants in opposition to white ones for a season.
“I believe that it will be dealt with very superbly by me,” Trump mentioned of the idea on the time, even boasting to radio host Howard Stern that it will be “the highest-rated present on tv.”
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