Alex Jones Blasted for Telling Unhappy African-Americans to ‘Go to Africa’ (Video)

Alex Jones revived a centuries-old racial taunt Wednesday, telling African-Americans that if they aren’t happy in the United States, they should go to Africa.

“Again, if America is so bad — the whole thing is — why don’t you go to Africa,” said Jones. “I’ve heard from so many black folks that were liberals until they went to Africa and they saw how bad it was in some areas and they went ‘Wow, man I’m glad I’m here.”

Criticism came swiftly from people who reminded Jones of the existence of slavery.

Also Read: Alex Jones Sued by Sandy Hook Parents in Defamation Suits

“Nope, Alex Jones. My ancestors were involuntarily brought to America in the 18th century,” one woman tweeted. “So, I am staying in America to give you something to talk about on your show.”

Jones, who is currently being sued for fueling false claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was faked, has previously accused Bill Gates of being a eugenicist, and speculated about child slave colonies on Mars. But his latest statement was still striking enough to catch the attention of Bobby Lewis, a researcher for the liberal group Media Matters. Lewis was the first to flag the remark on Twitter.

Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Here are some other responses:

Nope, Alex Jones. My ancestors were involuntarily brought to America in the 18th century. So, I am staying in America to give you something to talk about on your show.

— Darlene (@hessiebates4) April 18, 2018

Therein lies the truth of what these people like Alex Jones believe: it doesn’t matter how many generations deep you are as an American; you could have more generations than they do but to be not-white is to be of some other place. Your complaints are invalid as a result. https://t.co/sPbXZZjkK8

— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) April 18, 2018

This is a concise summation on the Conservative attitude towards POC since the Civil War ended. https://t.co/0Uqr9F5Nmi

— Cattywampus (@Cattywammpus) April 18, 2018

Just in case you were under the opinion that Alex Jones was just a conspiracy theorizing rageaholic, you’ll see here that he’s actually a racist conspiracy theorizing rageaholic. https://t.co/tSOSxscsVJ

— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) April 18, 2018

If Alex Jones doesn’t like it, he should just go back to Mordor.

– (((Evan “Fuck Scott Pruitt” Jacobs))) (@esjacobs) April 18, 2018

*sigh*

This man’s entire existence is just a waste of a good spicy BBQ sauce salesman. Anything else is him stepping outside his lane.

– Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) April 18, 2018

If this isn’t enough to make @YouTube cancel his show, nothing will

– DeeDee CatFace (@deplorkibble) April 18, 2018

He should be sent to Mars.

– Ron Robertson (@ronrob0820) April 18, 2018

Hmmm if u don’t like it, just go back to Europe…

– Meche (@lilxicanita) April 18, 2018

Related stories from TheWrap:

Alex Jones Sued by Sandy Hook Parents in Defamation Suits

Alex Jones, InfoWars Sued for Defamation by Charlottesville Attack Witness

Alex Jones’ InfoWars Sued by Pepe the Frog Creator

Why Is Alex Jones Feuding With a 17-Year-Old School Shooting Survivor?

Alex Jones revived a centuries-old racial taunt Wednesday, telling African-Americans that if they aren’t happy in the United States, they should go to Africa.

“Again, if America is so bad — the whole thing is — why don’t you go to Africa,” said Jones. “I’ve heard from so many black folks that were liberals until they went to Africa and they saw how bad it was in some areas and they went ‘Wow, man I’m glad I’m here.”

Criticism came swiftly from people who reminded Jones of the existence of slavery.

“Nope, Alex Jones. My ancestors were involuntarily brought to America in the 18th century,” one woman tweeted. “So, I am staying in America to give you something to talk about on your show.”

Jones, who is currently being sued for fueling false claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was faked, has previously accused Bill Gates of being a eugenicist, and speculated about child slave colonies on Mars. But his latest statement was still striking enough to catch the attention of Bobby Lewis, a researcher for the liberal group Media Matters. Lewis was the first to flag the remark on Twitter.

Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Here are some other responses:

Related stories from TheWrap:

Alex Jones Sued by Sandy Hook Parents in Defamation Suits

Alex Jones, InfoWars Sued for Defamation by Charlottesville Attack Witness

Alex Jones' InfoWars Sued by Pepe the Frog Creator

Why Is Alex Jones Feuding With a 17-Year-Old School Shooting Survivor?

Creative Africa Brings Content Boom to Cannes

Following on the heels of its successful MipTV debut in 2017, the Creative Africa pavilion will return to Cannes this week, offering production companies, distributors, sales agents, and broadcasters from around the world a gateway to the rapidly growing African TV market. Created to help bridge the gap between African TV players and their global […]

Following on the heels of its successful MipTV debut in 2017, the Creative Africa pavilion will return to Cannes this week, offering production companies, distributors, sales agents, and broadcasters from around the world a gateway to the rapidly growing African TV market. Created to help bridge the gap between African TV players and their global […]

Idrissa Ouedraogo Dies: Noted Director Of African Film Was 64

Director Idrissa Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso, a giant of African cinema, died Sunday. He was 64, according to his country’s national filmmakers guild. The cause of death was not revealed.
The prolific Ouedraogo was best known for Tilai, a powerful drama about family honor that won the Cannes Jury Prize in 1990.
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said in a statement that his country “has lost a filmmaker of immense talent,” noting that the director “truly contributed to…

Director Idrissa Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso, a giant of African cinema, died Sunday. He was 64, according to his country’s national filmmakers guild. The cause of death was not revealed. The prolific Ouedraogo was best known for Tilai, a powerful drama about family honor that won the Cannes Jury Prize in 1990. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said in a statement that his country "has lost a filmmaker of immense talent," noting that the director "truly contributed to…

Trevor Noah To Donald Trump: “As Someone From South Sh*t Hole, I’m Offended”

Trevor Noah told viewers he was planning to open Thursday’s The Daily Show talking about how South Korea’s president credited President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric with getting North Korea to the negotiating table. “I was going to be, like, ‘Wow, Donald Trump, maybe you did something right’,” Noah promised.
But, the South African comic said, then Trump complained about the U.S. letting in immigrants from “sh*t-hole countries” including Haiti and some in

Trevor Noah told viewers he was planning to open Thursday’s The Daily Show talking about how South Korea’s president credited President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric with getting North Korea to the negotiating table. “I was going to be, like, ‘Wow, Donald Trump, maybe you did something right’,” Noah promised. But, the South African comic said, then Trump complained about the U.S. letting in immigrants from “sh*t-hole countries” including Haiti and some in

Seth Meyers: Donald Trump’s “Sh*t Hole” Remark Maybe Meant As Compliment

President Donald Trump‘s recent tweeting has added to the growing impression he is dangerously unfit for the job, Seth Meyers told Late Night viewers on Thursday. It’s an impression Trump tried to counter on Tuesday by televising his bipartisan immigration negotiations, during which he got asked his position on DACA and seemed not to have one, instead agreeing with whichever side was talking.
“Our president is Elmer Fudd, trying to decide if it’s duck season or rabbit…

President Donald Trump's recent tweeting has added to the growing impression he is dangerously unfit for the job, Seth Meyers told Late Night viewers on Thursday. It’s an impression Trump tried to counter on Tuesday by televising his bipartisan immigration negotiations, during which he got asked his position on DACA and seemed not to have one, instead agreeing with whichever side was talking. “Our president is Elmer Fudd, trying to decide if it's duck season or rabbit…

TAC Studios Inks Sales Deals with Modern Times Group’s Viasat World, Econet Media’s Kwesé TV (EXCLUSIVE)

TAC Studios has inked two international content licensing deals with Viasat World and Kwesé TV, expanding the global reach of The Africa Channel’s year-old production arm. According to the terms of the deals, Viasat has acquired two seasons of “Africa on a Plate,” a TAC Studios original series which features up-and-coming chefs setting off on […]

TAC Studios has inked two international content licensing deals with Viasat World and Kwesé TV, expanding the global reach of The Africa Channel’s year-old production arm. According to the terms of the deals, Viasat has acquired two seasons of “Africa on a Plate,” a TAC Studios original series which features up-and-coming chefs setting off on […]

Video Group Iflix to Launch in Sub-Saharan Africa

Iflix, the Asia-based streaming video group, is to begin operations in sub-Saharan Africa. It is opening facilities in South Africa and plans to roll out services in the second and third quarters of this year in Nigeria, Ghana Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The outfit began operations in 2015 in Malaysia and has now rolled out… Read more »

Iflix, the Asia-based streaming video group, is to begin operations in sub-Saharan Africa. It is opening facilities in South Africa and plans to roll out services in the second and third quarters of this year in Nigeria, Ghana Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The outfit began operations in 2015 in Malaysia and has now rolled out... Read more »