Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and More Criticized for Ignorance Over Planking

July 09, 2011 04:45:11 GMT

While 'planking' seemed to have become a craze in Hollywood, rapper Xzibit expresses his strong disapproval on Twitter by calling the viral game racist.

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and More Criticized for Ignorance Over Planking
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Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rosario Dawson and many other Hollywood stars have found themselves being subjected to criticism for embracing the "planking" craze. Rapper Xzibit recently took to his Twitter and blasted the Internet fad in which people take pictures of themselves laying face down in bizarre places.

"Planking is THE dumbest s**t ever," the 36-year-old MC and TV host first tweeted on July 6. He followed it up with another tweet in which he claimed that planking stems from racist roots. "#Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, its not funny," he wrote. "Educate yourselves."

Xzibit's tweet soon got mixed reactions from his Twitter followers. One wrote, "Didn't know this. Now I wont even look at the pics anymore. I thought it was just started in Australia & England as a dumb game," while another tweeted, "Dude!When in Black History class was chaining slaves to a board called #planking?When did they stop calling it 'packing'?I'll wait.."

Later in the same day, the "Gridiron Gang" actor posted another tweet regarding the matter. Clarifying his earlier statements, he wrote, "Dont get it twisted. I care less where your dumb a**es lay face down and take pictures of the s**t, I'm just telling you where it came from."

Justin has posted a photo of himself planking in a yacht on Twitter. Along with it, he wrote, "Me and @Diggy_Simmons #plankin #schwag." Also sharing a photo of herself laying face down in a yacht was Katy. Meanwhile, Rosario did the planking on Jimmy Kimmel's set desk during an interview. Other stars embracing the fad included Chris Brown, Kristen Bell and Ellen Page.


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posted by TheTruthHurts on Jul 11, 2011
What kind of pathetic moron would try to equate this dumb craze with racism? It's too stupid for words.
posted by lol on Jul 11, 2011
sick of these niggers calling me racist.
posted by whatevs on Jul 11, 2011
He's just mad because he probably couldn't do it properly.
posted by idiots on Jul 11, 2011
How the f*ck could lying down in the street and taking a picture of it ever be fun? People need to use their brains and stop doing shit just because other people are doing it.
posted by hudshar3 on Jul 11, 2011
It's just a fun thing and nothing more,Me amd my daughter and neice did it in our backyard and laughed our Butt's off doing it,It's a stupid way of having fun and laughing. and whats better then a good hard laugh? Nothing more people need to laugh,then maybe the hatred and Anger will disappear.. Go with the Flow of Life its already way to short to be misserable..
posted by eeeeesh on Jul 10, 2011
The current game was a fad in Australia nothing more...people need to relax. Life is short, why get upset over the small stuff that doesn't matter? I think it's kinda funny..
posted by CJF on Jul 10, 2011
Why do gays and blacks turn everything in to prejudice??
posted by Dealypeach on Jul 10, 2011
wow xhibit is an idiot the whole planking fad started in south korea and has nothing to do with slavery.
posted by calmdown on Jul 10, 2011
It's people like Xhibit who aren't educated enough to realize "packing" and "planking" are two different words give the african americans a bad name. Flipping your sh!t over harmless fun like this that isn't even intended to be hatefull makes you look like a whiny little girl. Grow a pair Xhibit and stop getting so butt hurt over something your too old to do.
posted by lalala on Jul 10, 2011
WOW....It was just a game going need to take things to the extreme...why would they do it knowing it has something to do with slavery???seriousley people lay off the celebs for a while they have enougth shit going around as it is
posted by youaredumb on Jul 09, 2011
This is the stupidest thing in history.
posted by courtneyy on Jul 09, 2011
woww chill. people obviously arent doing it because its a slavery thing. Its just for fun and pppl need to callmm down about this.. The intention wasnt to relate to anyything like slavery.. its just a fun bad intentions
posted by james dean on Jul 09, 2011
who cares
posted by leaveamsg on Jul 09, 2011
If you look @ the pictures of what is being called planking in reference to the slave trade, you will notice all of the people are laying on their backs. It was called "packing", not "planking", Xhibit needs to educate HIMSELF.

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