The Calvary of Ricardo Lamour


Monday, I told you about this artist who is at the origin of the CRTC’s reproach against Radio-Canada and the use of the “n-word”. You may be wondering why I didn’t mention it.

It is that this gentleman, of course, seeks glory as an anti-racist militant, glory that he cannot obtain as an artist with microscopic success. I thought he would really like to name it.

On the other hand, he recently gave a CBC interview so delusional that I have to go back to his file and name him.


When the CRTC blamed Radio-Canada for using the “n-word,” its Anglophone counterpart, CBC, held out the microphone to actor Ricardo Lamour and pulled out a complacent article that leaned totally on his side, without giving the floor to those who were horrified by this decision!

The first sentence of the text sets the tone: “A black Montrealese hopes that Radio-Canada will work harder to take into account the reality of his community”.

Oh, Ricardo Lamour is THE representative of the entire Afro-Canadian community?

The article continues: “For Lamour, the CRTC’s decision represents the end of an ordeal that began two years ago, when host Annie Desrochers and columnist Simon Jodoin uttered the ‘n word’ several times.” A torment? Seriously ?

This word that the dictionary defines “a very acute suffering (physical or moral)”?

Lamour explains to the CBC reporter that he heard the segment in question when he was about to give a radio interview. How did he react? “I have completely lost concentration. I was irritated ”.

He adds that the program should have warned its listeners that “n-word” would be used. And that the team members should have known the word would be misunderstood three months after George Floyd’s murder.

And that’s not all. The CBC describes the process of Lamour’s complaint to the CRTC as “challenging and exhausting”, as she had to “send several follow-up emails to get a response” to achieve this.

But our man is not the type to crumble or crumble, ladies and gentlemen! Although the process was grueling (he imagines writing more than one email!), “He felt compelled to get it done or he wouldn’t be able to look the young people he works with in the eye.”

Because it is not just the title of a book cited in a column, according to Ricardo Lamour, it is the “dehumanization of black bodies, black souls, black voices”. And Lamour concludes by saying to the reporter: “Radio Canada should take into consideration the content it produces and its impact on my mental health.”


To sum it up: An activist suffers “torture” when he hears a word spoken on the radio that impacts his mental health and has to take the strenuous steps he finds to file a complaint, otherwise he will be ashamed to look at himself in the ice.

Misery! We’re just talking about a book title. Could it be that Mr. Lamour is a little too sensitive?


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