Tags: 2012 President Race | Herman Cain | belafonte | cain | race | 2012

Cain to Belafonte: 'I'm Off the Democrat Plantation'

By Ted Goldenberg   |   Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 12:32 PM

Controversial singer and activist Harry Belafonte slammed businessman Herman Cain over his comments that race no longer should be blamed for holding back black people, saying the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is a “bad apple.”

“It’s very hard to comment on someone who is so denied intelligence,” Belafonte said during an appearance on “The Joy Behar Show,” adding, “because he happened to have good fortune hit him, he had a moment where he broke through … does not make him the authority of the plight of people with color.”

Belafonte, who was an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush's policies, went on to say, “I think he’s a bad apple and people should look at his whole card, he’s not what he says he is.”

The “Jump in the Line” singer’s comments did not fall on deaf ears. Cain later told Fox News host Sean Hannity, “Look, I left the Democrat plantation a long time ago.”

Cain concluded that people like Belafonte have their opinions but Cain says he is not alone in his views.

“I'm not the only black person out there that shares these conservative views -- the only tactic that they have to try and intimidate me and shut me up is to call me names, and this sort of thing. It just simply won't work,” Cain said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved