By now everyone has herd that Arsenio Hall is returning to television with "The World's Funniest Moments". I am hoping the show is supported because Hall has been blacklisted since 1994 for reasons that were totally unjust. There are a number of theories as to why "The Arsenio Hall Show" was cancelled after a successful five year run. However none of the reasons justify the untimely cancellation. One reason was the network grew concerned about his temper after he spazzed on Queer Nation (see YouTube Clip). The other theory, and the one that I support, is his own theory that the show was cancelled for inviting Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan. There is no coincidence that the successful show was pulled just weeks after Farrakhan's appearance.
Hall claimed according to Wikipedia, "his decision to have the controversial Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan appear turned affiliates, advertisers and some viewers off the show, which ultimately led to its cancellation." It became evident in the actual interview that Hall’s decision to proceed with the appearance was met with much opposition and protest. Hall pointed out that calls of concern even came from Whoopi Goldberg who felt caught in-between because she was both black and Jewish. After watching the interview back then and again more recently, it’s pretty clear to me that Farrakhan does not in any way teach anti-Semitism (the more prominent cause of concern). The Minister only points out, as many Jewish scholars duly admit, that Jews had a significant role in slavery. If reparations for slavery are due, Farrakhan believes Jews have a share of accountability amongst the more known participants.
Watch the Farrakhan interview parts entirely (see below). After, if you believe that the show was cancelled unjustly I urge you to support his return by watching "The World's Funniest Moments." I also ask you to email this post to anyone this may concern.
Hall/Farrakhan Pt. 1
Hall/Farrakhan Pt. 2
Hall/Farrakhan Pt. 3
Hall/Farrakhan Pt. 4
Hall/Farrakhan Pt. 5