Sharon Stone Defends Maxine Waters In Spoken-Word Poem

It's ... interesting.
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Well, this is something.

On Monday, actress Sharon Stone uploaded a video to YouTube in which she praises and defends Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a spoken-word poem.

In the video, which Stone shared on Twitter, the actress recites lyrics by Shelly Goldstein over a reel of Water’s biggest political moments.

Here is a sampling:

“Say it loud, she’s black and we’re proud / Disrespect will not be allowed / Since ’91 she’s fought our battles with humor, grace and skill / She’s proved a woman’s definitive place is that house on Capitol Hill”

The poem also rhymes “Chisholm” (as in Shirley Chisholm, who was the first black woman elected to Congress) with “racism.”

Stone’s inspiration for the video seems to stem from the racist and sexist comments Bill O’Reilly made about Waters last week on “Fox and Friends.” After watching a clip of the congresswoman condemning supporters of President Donald Trump for their discriminatory and bigoted practices, O’Reilly said, “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. Do we have a picture of James Brown? It’s the same wig.”

Later that day, MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Waters about O’Reilly’s childish remarks, in which she responded, “I am a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.”

Say it loud, Maxine.

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