Actress Leslie Jones says she wants to fight Dr. Ben Carson over recent comments in which he referred to American slaves as immigrants.
“I want to fight Ben Carson!!” Jones wrote to her 600,000 Twitter followers. “Cash me outside muthaf*cka! How bout dat!! #Slaveswerenotimmigrants F*CKFACE!!”
The Ghostbusters star’s desire to physically harm Dr. Carson is in response to comments he made while speaking to Housing and Urban Development employees Monday about his vision for the department’s future.
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said, speaking specifically about immigration. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
“And do you know of all the nations in the world, this one, the United States of America, is the only one big enough and great enough to allow all those people to realize their dream. And this is our opportunity to enhance that dream,” he continued.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson also piled on Carson, hurling epithets at the retired neurosurgeon.