American Gods’ actor Orlando Jones continues his crusade against one of the network’s showrunners, calling him a “wigga” over his alleged unfair firing from the show.
Jones was allegedly fired after the showrunner expressed concerns about the message his militant character, Mr. Nancy, was sending to Black America.
“Culture vulture white guy is running around with a Black Panther t-shirt on talking like you Black, acting like you Black, thinking you blacker than Black people,” Jones said on The Clay and Cane Show. “You’re playing that whole game, which is the only reason you would run your ass around and say something is crazy as Mr. Nancy’s bad for Black America, and clearly, there’s nobody around to correct you.”
“There’s nobody of color around you who feels they have the guts to say, ‘Hey sir, you probably shouldn’t say that you write from a Black male perspective. You’re like a 60 plus-year-old white man. Are you serious right now?”
He also stated, “So you hired a guy who I’m going to use a word, I don’t mean to offend anybody. If you are offended, get over it. I’ve been called everything in the book. I don’t give offense, you take offense… That’s how this works. So I’m going to throw “wigger” in the air, alright? You claim it as your own. I wasn’t talking to you “wigga” I was just talking. So you got this guy who that’s his behavior, that’s how he presents himself and you guys chose to hand this into this person’s hands because you thought that was a good idea.”
The show producers deny any wrongdoing, but Jones is expected to take legal action in the immediate future.