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Vintage Al Sharpton footage: ‘You a punk faggot — now come on and do something’

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

This is footage Rev. Al Sharpton probably hoped would have been lost over the years.

A trailer for an upcoming documentary about the late Morton Downey, Jr., a 1980s provocateur and talk show, revealed a side of Sharpton many likely haven’t seen. During a tease of the part about a friendship Downey and Sharpton had, the reverend is shown calling out an audience member.

“I’m tired of them acting big,” Sharpton said to the riled-up Downey audience. “You ain’t nothing! You a punk faggot — now come on and do something.”

In recent years, “punk faggot” seems to have disappeared from Sharpton’s vocabulary, at least publicly.

The film,”Évocateur,” is due out next year.

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  • masanf

    This documentary won’t reveal anything we didn’t already know. Unless you have been living in a cave since the mid 80s, you are going to be aware of the fact that Sharpton is a vile bigot and a virulent race-baiter.