Reverend Al Sharpton was humiliated on camera on Sunday — and critics are not letting him live it down.
In what was supposed to be a tribute to legendary singer Aretha Franklin, Sharpton botched the spelling of her famous song “Respect” during his show on MSNBC.
Watch the embarrassing clip here —
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Al Sharpton on MSNBC pays tribute to Aretha Franklin by spelling respect wrong “R-E-S-P-I-C-T”. Great stuff Al. pic.twitter.com/rgarEKBHuc
— Quoth the Raven (@QTRResearch) August 19, 2018
Sharpton hosts “PoliticsNation” on MSNBC on Sundays, and this week he chose to attack President Donald Trump for calling his former staff Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” after she released a claim that attacked his administration.
Sharpton claimed, “I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal.”
He added, “In the words of my late friend, Aretha Franklin, show some R-E-S-P-I-C-T.”
Sadly enough, the man who cannot even spell “Respect” correctly was given a show on MSNBC… that tells you a lot about their network!
Many Twitter users were quick to poke fun at Sharpton’s gaff–
In all fairness, his employment at MSNBC did increase the average intelligence of their people.
— Nixon's Head (@Nixons_Head_) August 19, 2018
Q: "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?"
Al: "I can't get no respict"
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— Jan Greer (@greer_jan) August 20, 2018
As soon as Sharpton gets his "A-B-C"s right, he'll go on to his colors…..
— El Conde (@Visigoth5157) August 20, 2018
Sharpton has never been a quiet critic of Trump, but this time, critics are suggesting he was better off keeping his mouth shut.
If he cannot even spell respect correctly, it’s tough for Sharpton to earn it.
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News