… and this is why Samuel L. Jackson is fantastic, because when he’s not delivering Breaking Bad’s “The One Who Knocks” monologue for charity, playing Nick Fury, or doing his best Nicki Minaj impression, Sam Jackson is telling the President of the United motherf***king States to act like a goddamn president and stop dropping his Gs.
From Playboy via GossipCop)
After ranting about the importance of good grammar, the interviewer asks the star what he thinks about “President Obama or other highly educated Americans consciously drop[ping] gs off the ends of words to sound like Joe Average.”
Jackson replies, “First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to ‘relate.’ Be a leader. Be f**king presidential.”
The actor continues, “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**king conjugate.
Someone get Sam Jackson on Reading Rainbow, stat. “I will teach these motherf***king kids how to motherf***ing read even if I have to break off a motherf***king two by four and whoop their motherf***king asses.”