"Saturday Night Live" returned to their live studio tapings this past weekend, pleasing fans who were less than enthused about the virtual episodes a few months ago at the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Megan Thee Stallion served as the evening's guest singer, and she came on stage with more than just a microphone. Displayed on the wall behind her was a disparaging message for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron,
"Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery," the artist said, before later adding, "We need to protect our black women." It was an obvious nod to the police-involved killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and the AG's decision not to pursue murder charges.
Cameron agreed with Megan Thee Stallion wholeheartedly that they need to protect black women, including women like Breonna Taylor. But he was rightly offended by the rest of her message. A grand jury did indict fired officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, but Cameron has been accused of turning his back on the African American community by not seeking criminal charges for more officers who were on the scene that day.
A CNN pundit joined many in calling him an "Uncle Tom." But as Cameron explained during his press conference last month, he and his team took all the evidence at their disposal and made the best decision they could.
"The fact that someone would get on national television and make disparaging comments about me because I'm simply trying to do my job is disgusting," Cameron said Tuesday on "Fox & Friends."
He saw it coming. During last month's anticipated presser, Cameron predicted that there will be celebrities who don't live in Louisville or know much of the details about the case who will "try to tell us how to feel."
"At the end of the day my responsibility is to provide facts and truth and represent and stand up for justice," he explained on Fox. "In that display is someone who instead wants to fashion facts to a narrative. That narrative is simply not true."
I joined @foxandfriends this morning to discuss comments from out-of-state celebrities and our office’s continued commitment to the following the truth and the law.— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) October 6, 2020
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As a black Republican, Cameron says this kind of slander is something he's experienced several times before.
"The fact that a celebrity that I've never met before wants to make those sort of statements, they don't hurt me," Cameron said. "But what it does is it exposes the type of intolerance and the hypocrisy on the left. It's her espousing intolerance because I've decided to stand up for truth and justice."
But, he said on a positive note, there are a lot of black conservatives who "aren't scared anymore."