Stephen Jackson Off ‘All That Smoke’ Podcast Over DeSean Jackson Comments?
Stephen Jackson came to DeSean Jackson’s defense on Tuesday night after the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was accused of antisemitism.
“He’s speaking the truth,” the All The Smoke podcast host said.
“You know he don’t hate nobody. But he’s speaking the truth of the facts that he knows, and trying to educate others. But y’all don’t want us to educate ourselves. If this was talking about the black race, y’all ain’t saying nothing about it.”
Because of how offensive DeSean Jackson’s comments were, many are now wondering whether Stephen Jackson will lose his podcast as a result of his association with them.
Over the weekend, DeSean Jackson shared quotes that he attributed to Adolf Hitler. Although the quotes don’t appear to have actually been said by Hitler, the implication that the Eagles wide receiver agreed with the words he was quoting was enough for many to accuse him of antisemitism.
On Tuesday afternoon, DeSean Jackson came out and apologized for his comments.
“I want to apologize to the Jewish community, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, the Eagles organization and our fans for the insensitive and ill-informed posts that I shared on my social media,” he said.
“My intention was to uplift, unite and encourage our culture with positivity and light. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I unintentionally hurt the Jewish community in the process and for that I am sorry! Now more than ever we must work together to end discrimination of all types and against all people and communities.”
Stephen Jackson is no stranger to controversy or polarizing takes, but his decision to defend DeSean Jackson’s usage of fake Hitler quotes may have taken things too far.
As of Wednesday morning, Stephen Jackson has yet to apologize for his comments. It will be interesting to see what ultimately ends up happening to the All The Smoke podcast as a result.