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Actor Samuel L Jackson and retired NBA player Magic Johnson might be most people’s idea of global superstars, but in Italy, the two men look like your typical government-mooching Africans.

Johnson shared a photo of himself and Jackson sitting on a bench surrounded by luxury shopping bags, including Louis Vuitton and Prada, in Forte dei Marmi. He captioned the pic: “Sam and I chilling out on a bench yesterday in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. The fans started lining up to take pictures with us.”

Seems harmless enough, right?

Well, as locals started taking photos of the duo and sharing them on social media, some Italians became outraged by the sight of two black “migrants” who they believed benefited from government money, only to shop in expensive boutiques.

In their posts, the ignorant users “often mentioned the 35 euros, paid by Italian citizens for accommodating refugees on EU quotas.”

Italian model Nina Moric also joined the criticism, saying that seeing migrants misusing “our 35 euros” was “too much.”

One oblivious critic said: “Nina Moric is right and this is shameful … I am not racist, but I know there are people who really do not have money, while these wear branded clothes and relax.”

Another added: “Immigration is crushing us.”

Comic actor Luca Bottura helped the photo go viral when he turned the pic into a meme for a so-called “social experiment.” He shared the image alongside the caption: “Boldrini’s resources in Forte dei Marmi shop at Prada with our €35. Share this picture if you are outraged.”

This was a reference to Laura Boldrini, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, who has drawn criticism for her open migration policy.

Bottura later said on Facebook: “The meme has been shared thousands of times and 40 per cent of people understood the provocation, 30 per cent were outraged and 20 per cent thought it was a racist meme and that I had failed to recognise Samuel Jackson and Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, (I will not reveal the 10 per cent).”

Moric later insisted her response to the photo was also a “social experiment” — arguing it was proof that people use social media to “confirm their prejudices, regardless of what the truth is. None of us are immune to this phenomenon.”

She added: “If you think migrants come here to [encamp] for €35 a day, that post will confirm it. If you think Nina Moric is a right-wing extremist, her post will confirm it.”

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14 thoughts on “Racist Italians Mistake Samuel L. Jackson And Magic Johnson for Migrants

  1. specialt757 on said:

    “as locals started taking photos of the duo and sharing them on social media” tells me that a lot of people in Italy recognize black celebrities and HATERSVILLE not only exist in the good ole U.S.of A, but everywhere. Right, unless he/she is an American-Italian actor or star, I wouldn’t recognize them on sight.

    • Read carefully it’s not about their color per se is the fact that immigrants are putting a strain on them it wouldn’t matter if they were white really.

      • specialt757 on said:

        On the contrary John, I understand the strain on their economy and having to foot the bill, but I can almost bet 10 bags of skittles, the color of their skin mattered in this situation.

    • It sure is and we have plenty of white Americans traveling around the world and making sure other people’s have a negative view of the African-American. Where the Italians are coming from even if those people were white it would not make them appreciate the strain the immigrants are putting on them.

  2. Mac Ben on said:

    Much ado about nothing. How many of you can recognize a european celebrity on sight, black or white?? Black americans (aka, you Nlggas) stay complaining…smh

  3. considering the mass of north Africans flooding into WHITE Europe Italy I know their building a wall I guess after this they’ll speed it up

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