Shaun King Scamming Off Chadwick Boseman Death

Shaun King Scamming Off Chadwick Boseman Death

Shaun King Scamming Off Chadwick Boseman Death

Black actor Chadwick Boseman died Friday as a result of colon cancer. The “Black Panther” actor, who had also played monumental figures such as Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall, was only 43. So that inspired fake black activist Shaun King — whom I call “Talcum X”– to pitch his new book by invoking the death of Boseman.

Classy, isn’t he?

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Jackie Robinson with Brooklyn Dodgers, 1954. Public domain.

King started his email pitch like this:

“Hello My Friend, I hope that you are hanging in there. Yesterday I sent an email checking in on everybody – and just a few hours later we learned of the death of Chadwick Boseman.”

After pontificating about how “life is fragile,” Talcum launched into his buy-my-book spiel, which he insists is not a promotion at all. Right.

“I am not here today to promote a product. I am here to promote a SOLUTION. An ANSWER. At a time when we desperately need clarity.”

He then tells the reader that they can buy his book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Target, as well as an audiobook at Audible. He helpfully provides links to the sites, too.

Shaun King also wants the reader to know that he’s not profiting off the book — noooo!

“.  . . but when I write an email like this, it’s not for profit, or personal gain. I don’t make a dime off of selling books. I was paid a year ago.” 

However, lots of people are not happy about King promoting his book on the death of an admired actor. That includes some black activists, too, like @AngryBlackLady Imani Gandy:

“Shaun King is using the death of Chadwick Boseman to sell his book and it is GROTESQUE. What is wrong with him? What is wrong with YOU THAT YOU KEEP SUPPORTING HIM?”

And this man:

These folks have also reported that Shaun King has a history of scamming, like the aforementioned Imani Gandy. One year ago she pointed out that King had promised to scale seven mountains for moolah:

“I literally can’t get over the fact that Shaun King raised thousands of dollars to climb 7 mountains—including demanding people give him airline credits so his family could fly to Seattle with him—and then quit after 4 days. FOUR DAYS.”

Plus the black Internet personality who goes by the name “Hotep Jesus” also had words. He called Shaun King “funny money” and launched into — oh, let’s say, a colorful tirade.

King felt the pressure and responded, but did not apologize, not for a minute:

“I literally do not make a penny off of sales for my book. Nothing. Got paid a year ago to write it. I had a mass email pre-scheduled to go out this morning about my book. I updated the email to also mention the death of Chadwick. And I don’t regret it. At all. There’s that.”

Whatever you say, Talcum — I mean, Shaun.

But let’s review Chadwick Boseman’s career, shall we?

Boseman may have been most famous for Black Panther, but he made his mark by acting in biographical films of famous black Americans. I only saw one of his films, and that was his breakout role in 42, which told the story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier of professional baseball in 1947. Boseman took his role and his subject matter seriously.

He also worked tirelessly on his career, starring in several films between surgeries and chemotherapy. The New York Times, in a feature article from 2019, praised Boseman for embodying “black male dignity,” who had approached playing James Brown with this mindset:

“You’re a strong black man in a world that conflicts with that strength, that really doesn’t want you to be great. So what makes you the one who’s going to stand tall?”

And now Shaun King thinks it’s perfectly appropriate to use the name of a young man who fought cancer with dignity and in privacy in order to hawk some books. But more and more people are discovering that King is a fraudster. Talcum X needs to be completely discredited, like yesterday.

Welcome Instapundit readers!



Featured image: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cropped/CC BY-SA 2.0. 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!


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