Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Joe Morton, as Papa Pope, EVISCERATES Confederate Flag Defenders (Watch)

Joe Morton channels his "Scandal" character Papa Pope on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show" (June 23, 2015)
Joe Morton channels his “Scandal” character Papa Pope on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” (June 23, 2015)

*Minutes after Larry Wilmore roasted Don Lemon on “The Nightly Show,” guest panelist Joe Morton was requested to address the topic of the night – the Confederate flag – as his delightfully-terrifying character on ABC’s “Scandal.”

Morton looked into the camera as Elijah Pope, the father of Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, and delivered an EPIC verbal beatdown for the ages.

The actor directly addressed viewers who defend the flag as a symbol of southern heritage, while overlooking the preservation of slavery and racism that the “stars and bars” actually stood for.

“You. Are. A bigot,” Morton said in Papa Pope’s trademark cadence. “I. Am. A black man. I have worked and scraped for every inch of dirt I walk on. You cried yourself to sleep because Lincoln hurt your feelings. You backwoods, sheet wearing, cross burning, honky mother f**kers.”

Watch the entire address below.



  1. There are certain baaaaaad ass brothas, who can act their ASS off, have comPLETE control of the language & sadly….never get the shine their deserve “b/c OF” all those gifts! JOE MORTON IS ONE OF THOSE BROTHAS!!! And I believe it’s b/c of their well ground/founded “sense of Blackness”, that’s ALSO provided the strong backbone to not “bend to H-town’s/massa’s wim”, & as a result?….YT acts like he don’t seeeeee them, try to “starve them out” & bend them “that” way. But a strong brotha NEVer bends & YT knows AND sees that too! All that to say…’s been a loooooong time & this brotha is “one” of those brothas FINALLY!!! ….shinin. And to think…..”this” was “OFF THE DOME”??!!! Sheeeeeeeit!!! Can’t FK wit dat, & massa….knows & sees “that”, TOO! Bravo, JM…..BRAVO!!! TJBT!

  2. I’ve never heard something so candid, true and that powerful to b impromptu I absolutely respect this man for his personal truth and true gift to articulate to the fullest how he and so many of u really feel but have no platform to express it.Thank JM for responsibly using your celebrity platform. I APPLAUD YOU


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