Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Hardcore Pawn sets back black people 50 years
The show prominently features the black community, which isn't that far-fetched, as Detroit is 80% black, according to the 2010 census. However, most of the people are featured in a very unflattering light.
For example, one obviously homosexual black man came into the shop, looking for $400 for his crappy television. When Les Gold, the Pawn Shop owner offered him $100, dude hit the fan. He started spouting out idle threats, filled with profanity. Others complained about the length of the line, and of course the folks featured were black. Naturally.
The show is your ultimate trash television, yet I find it hilarious. If it isn't the Oompa-Loompa looking daughter Ashley, the pseudo-homosexual son Seth, or old man Les, with his obnoxious haircut. Dude, you are bald up top, cut the shit, and lose the ponytail! However, for some reason, I find it engrossing. Who doesn't love seeing a whole city, and ethnicity be embarrassed on the reg. I am sure the show is staged, I mean can that many nutjobs frequent one establishment?
I am really surprised that there isn't more upheaval about the show. It attracts around 3 million viewers a week, and is blatantly racist, in my opinion. Sure, white folks act a fool from time-to-time, but it is our African-American friends who are featured more prominently. What do you guys think, racist or not?
Posted by Kevin Charity at 10:46 PM