Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who has been a staunch supporter of President Obama, criticized the president in the October issue of Playboy magazine, encouraging Obama to “stop trying to ‘relate’” to the public and “be f**king presidential.”
After the interviewer asksed Jackson about the dumbing down of America, and how “President Obama or other highly educated Americans consciously drop gs off the ends of words to sound like Joe Average?” Jackson jumped in with some advice for Obama:
“First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to “relate.” Be a leader. Be f*cking presidential. Look, I grew up in a society where I could say “It ain’t” or “What it be” to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f*cking conjugate,” said Jackson.
Jackson then criticized Republicans who have made opposition to Obama their chief objective.
“But with those Republicans, we’re now in a situation where even if he said, “I want to give you motherf*ckers a raise,” they’d go, “Fµck you! We don’t want a raise!” I don’t know how we fix this bullsh*t. How do we fix the fact that politicians aren’t trying to serve the people, they’re just trying to serve their party and their closed ideals?” concluded Jackson.
In 2012, Jackson released a “Wake the F*ck Up” YouTube ad for Obama’s campaign.