May 9, 2007, - 1:37 pm

Vile Muslim Rapper Akon Dropped by Verizon; Malkin, Ingraham Mention Schlussel on FOX News

By Debbie Schlussel
Verizon announced yesterday that it will no longer sponsor singer Gwen Stefani’s concert tour because it features “Muslim American Idol,” criminal thug, and child-molestation simulating anchor baby Akon, about whom I told you several weeks ago.
Friday, Verizon announced that it would no longer sell Akon ringtones. This was a result of the work of Laura Ingraham and Michelle Malkin, who urged their respective listeners and readers to contact Verizon and pull their business from the company. Kudos to them, as they and their listeners/readers deserve all the credit for these positive developments.
And thanks to both of them for recognizing my column on Akon. Ingraham mentioned it on FOX News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” on Friday (video at Hot Air) and Michelle did so, Monday Night, on FOX News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” (video at Hot Air).

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Thanks to them both, not just for the mention, but more importantly for stopping Verizon. This just goes to show that all is not completely lost in the continuing culture war America fights every single day.
The pornification of America–while seemingly winning the war–does not win every battle. And corporations must be responsible in their capitalism . . . or, occasionally, face the bottom-line consequences.

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Don’t forget that Glenn Beck successfully challenged Al Sharpton to drop the double standard in his protests against Don Imus and go after the rapers (or is that rappers?) as well. He even told Sharpton that he’d march with him – and he did.
He also showed Sharpton the Akon video in which he was simulating having sex with a 15-year-old girl on stage, and Sharpton promised he’d “go after” Akon.
Maybe all the complaints from people like Debbie about the hypocrisy of double standards is actually sinking in!!!

stevecanuck on May 9, 2007 at 1:57 pm

As then GOVERNOR Reagan showed, the SECOND Amendment was damn near god-given until niggers started practicing it: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-cap3may03,1,4426854,full.column?coll=la-news-politics-california
Were Berlin Jews to do the same 70-odd years ago THEY too would be considered terrrorists, like the homosexuals and gypsies that Hitler considered so dangerous.
The FIRST Amendment was created by those that KNEW religious tyranny…guess Dick Chaney, Halliburton, and the rest of the Shadow Government behind ‘our’ enlightened times KNOW better???

EminemsRevenge on May 9, 2007 at 4:18 pm

While I agree that Akon has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, I’m not sure that getting Verizon to drop him should be celebrated. I mean, what kind of precedent does this set? Virtually everything that is broadcast, written, or recorded is offensive to someone somewhere. What this says is that if you scream loud enough you can cause that person to be penalized.
I disagree with virtually everything Debbie has to say, yet I don’t think she should loose ad dollars because of it. She has the right to say it, and people have the right to read it. However, there is a growing sub-culture of people (on both sides) who want to destroy that.
We have freedom of speech in this country, which means we can say ANYTHING, even if it offends. If you don’t like the music that Akon puts out, here’s a simple solution, don’t listen to it. But don’t limit someone else’s right to listen to it.

D*Rek on May 9, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Em -
I wouldn’t call busting into the state capitol building armed to the teeth “practicing the Second Amendment”. And calling 1930s German homosexuals and gypsies “terrorists” is a very inaccurate statement as well. That’s not why Hitler had them rounded up, he didn’t consider them terrorists. Context, dude.
Rek -
There is no doubt that rap music is contributing to the downfall of this country. No doubt. Not even a little. When an entire generation is made up of people who find nothing wrong with the things routinely celebrated in rap music, there can be no order or safety. There can be nothing but people abusing people and ignoring what is right. I’m not talking about decency or morals. I’m talking about right and wrong. Everyone knows rape is wrong. Murder is wrong. Illegal drug use is wrong. Knocking women around is wrong. A man dry humping a 15 year old girl is wrong. Consumers forcing Verizon to stop promoting a rap artist is simply America saying we’ve tolerated it enough. Look what it’s doing. Look at the state of this nation after trying to keep from stepping on anyone’s free speech rights for decades. Akon has a right to say whatever he wants to say. He can record whatever he wants to record. But everyone in America also has the right to say “If you’re going to preach that shit, I’m not going to buy products that promote you.” And they should. I sincerely hope this shows a turning around of America’s willingness to put up with the anarchy bullshit coming from the “artists” on the left. It’s past time for us to wake the hell up and stop letting punkass “artists” poison society.

Stealthkix on May 9, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Stealth,
So true! Fair is fair. Yes, if Debbie has so many that are offended by her that her advertisers pull out, that’s the American way. I think Drek is just another “anything goes” anarchist. i.e., you wouldn’t want him raising you kid

spiffo on May 9, 2007 at 6:51 pm

Michelle Malkin and Laura Ingraham ♥ Debbie Schlussel. That’s so cool. We conservatives should stick together. Laura Ingraham is not a pseudo conservative. :o)

cinerx on May 9, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Hey Debbie, I hate to toot my own horn but who knows the tune better! Anyway, I posted about how you were mentioned on Fox yesterday under the guess what religion? please read it for self towards the end. Way to go!
What else can you expect from a “religion” that teaches/preaches to their young children to emulate beheadings and suicide bombers. For those in the NY area check out today’s New York Daily News page 2 about what Hamas’ Mickey Mouse is teaching little children to sing about. Check it out on the web at NYDailyNews.com under today’s headlines and or Nation/World May 8, 2007. It was written by BY MATTHEW KALMAN in Jerusalem and BILL HUTCHINSON in New York. I usually read the NY Post but I couldn’t pass up this article. BTW Debbie, Michelle Malkin gave you credit for your work exposing the Rapper Akon’s disgusting on stage antics on Fox’s B.O.’s show. Kol HaKevod!
Posted by: OneIrishJew at May 8, 2007 12:44 PM

OneIrishJew on May 10, 2007 at 12:46 am

What’s wrong with rap music? I love it. The more vile, obnoxious, crude, and off the wall the better in my opinion. I love punk rock first and foremost though. I am in the Army. When I was stationed in Germany 1999-2001 every weekend was punk rock shows and drinking. Drunk, violent, and crazy at punk shows. A great time. When we went to iraq we would listen to the most vile music possible at high volumes. Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg. The more obnoxious the better. iraqis hated it. We hooked up an ipod to the comm system in my Bradley Fighting Vehicle. We would listen to Wu-Tang Clan, The Casualties, or Pantera to get us fired up. When we got hit by an IED Raekwon The Chef’s Glaciers Of Ice was playing. I will never forget that song as long as I live. (We all survived with only minor vehicle damage.)
Parents always hate their kid’s music choices. It’s been going on for years. You are a little prudish and uptight. Loosen up honey and relax.

The Hebrew Hammer on September 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

these people who got Akon dropped by Verizon are OBNOXIOUS. first of all, rock music was way more vile, long before hip hop ever was. early hip hop talked about real life issues, and sometimes that was murder, because they were people who grew up in the GHETTO, making music FOR people who grew up in the ghetto. but of course, racist white people just love to monitor everything black people do. rap music has become worse, in order to become mainstream, for MONEY. but these are not the same artists as the older ones.

two: Akon was in a 21 AND OVER club. he is not responsible whatsoever, the club is. and YES the father too! nobody can deny that some girls are able to dress up and put makup on and look older. she won a dance contest and was sent onto the stage he didnt even get to see her up close. this girl was looking for trouble. as for “simulated rape”?! oh, when its in movies with white people its just sexy or sexualized dancing, but as soon as black people do it, its “simulated rape”?! GTFO!

and three: so im wondering where are the people complaining about Miley Cyrus’ dancing with her 40 yr old director! oh! its okay cus hes gay? any grown person with a brain knows that’s not an excuse for an underage girl to dance nasty with a 40 year old man with her ass pushed up in his lap! why dont we boycott him! he was doing the exact same thing as Akon! but of course these people are racist HYPOCRITES so they wont say ANYTHING about it

oh and to the Hebrew Hammer: you were listening to Raekwon’s Galciers of Ice while fighting in Iraq?! thats amazing lol!

LaLa on May 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

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