Bow Down? Director Brags About ‘Dominating’ LeBron James In New Movie

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris

The attack on masculinity seems to have reached epic levels, especially in regards to Black men.

Some of our biggest stars and athletes are inconspicuously wearing dresses and other feminine attire as the media appears to be conducting a mass castration for the world to see.flobrondress

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been seen as one of the last stars still standing with his manhood in tact, but after movie director Judd Apatow’s visit with Conan O’Brien on his late night talk show, this might not be the case.

Apatow, famous for directing the comedic hits Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, was promoting his new film Trainwreck which features King James.

What was troubling to me was Apatow explaining how he grew up with a great hate of athletes because he was always picked last in gym class growing up.  Now he is working with the world’s most recognizable athlete in LeBron James whom he considers “the Babe Ruth of basketball” and he took full advantage of exacting what I feel is revenge for his disdain of feeling physically inadequate.

Apatow goes into his story about how he loved to direct LeBron James because he could “dominate” him.  Yes, he actually said dominate !!lbjcu2

In a video clip, which is featured in a documentary about the making of the movie, he is directing LeBron on how to speak with less bass in his voice so he would be less “intimidating”.

He continues to go through some absolutely asinine vocal lessons with LeBron and tries to teach him to basically talk in a higher-pitched voice.

chuckindressI cringed watching this clip as the crowd at Conan erupts with laughter at the spectacle.

The clip further reinforces subtle stereotypes and prejudices that are routinely played out in society.  In order to fit in with “corporate America” many Blacks feel they must speak in a higher tone, or walk with their shoulders slouched over to make themselves appear smaller, often just given in to the ego and fears of their employers.

This video was very disappointing in my eyes and I would love to hear what your opinions are.

Are there any REAL BLACK MEN on television that we can look up to or have not sold out to the establishment??

Watch the clip from CONAN below and give me your thoughts:


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