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Is Melissa Harris-Perry a Kevin Smith Fan?

Melissa Harris-Perry (Credit: MSNBC)

Melissa Harris-Perry (Credit: MSNBC)

Bust this: MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry invoked the Holy Trilogy and took on a very familiar sound recently when discussing her belief of racist undertones present in the Star Wars movies, taking special note of the character of Darth Vader.

"The part where he was totally a black guy, whose name was basically James Earl Jones," Perry said on Monday, December 14. “While he was black, he was terrible and bad, awful and used to cut off white men’s hands, and didn’t actually claim his son. But as soon as he claims his son, goes over to the good, takes off his mask and he is white. Yes, I have many feelings about that.”

If you feel like you have heard this before, you would probably be a fan of Kevin Smith's 1997 movie Chasing Amy, where the character of Hooper had a few choice words about the big reveal of Darth Vader's face (and skin tone) at the end of Return of the Jedi.

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Tuesday, Kevin Smith took to twitter to provide his take on the MSNBC hosts' comments.

Is this a  case of life imitating art? Is Kevin Smith a mystic soothsayer? Is Ms. Harris-Perry a Kevin Smith fan? We may never know the answer. 

by Will Wilkins


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