Samuel L Jackson's scary lesson for Obama
ALY WEISMAN AND STAFF WRITERS
Samuel L Jackson has a few choice words to say to Barack Obama about bad language.
He has told the president, in very strong Samuel L. Jackson terms, to stop dropping his "G"s.
"We know it ain't because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to 'relate'. Be a leader. Be f***ing presidential," he said.
Jackson has been one of Obama's most steadfast supporters, even starring in a 2012 campaign advertisement called "Wake The F*** Up!", so for him to turn on the president is a big issue.
In an interview with Playboy magazine, Jackson reveals that he is known as the "grammar police" on Twitter and doesn't think much of educated politicians trying to come off like Joe Average.
"Look, I grew up in a society where I could say 'It ain't' or 'What it be' to my friends," he said.
"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***ing conjugate."
Playboy asked the actor about his militant background and his comments last year that he wanted Obama to "get scary".
Jackson said he was pleased when "[Obama] got a little heated about the kids getting killed in Newtown and about the gun law", but felt that the president was "still a safe dude".
"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?" he asked.
"How do we find a way to say, 'You motherf***ers are fired because you're not doing s*** about taking care of the country?'
"If Hillary Clinton decides to run, she's going to kick their f***ing asses, and those motherf***ers would rather see the country go down in flames than let the times change.
"But as I tell my daughter, there was a time we would be in the streets about this s***."
Despite being an avid user of social media and having nearly three million followers on Twitter, Jackson said that signing petitions on Facebook and Twitter wouldn't get things accomplished the way physical protests used to.
"You need to have your physical body out there in the streets and let these people - and the rest of the world - know," he said.
"When our antiwar movement led the world, it was because people could see us in the streets, see our faces, hear the protest music.
"You can't do that s*** blogging in a room. I can't see you on your keyboard. I can't see you sitting there in the dark. Things happen when people get out in the street."
- with Business Insider Australia