In a recent interview, a comedian opened up about a homophobic incident that he had with Good Times star Jimmie Walker.
Sampson McCormick appeared on Fox Soul's The Tammi Mac Late Show and spoke about a disappointing experience when he was set to open up a standup show for Walker, describing the actor as “a nasty motherfu**er."
McCormick said, “He was the most disgusting person that I’ve ever worked with in this business. He comes in the green room. He sees me. I stand up and I introduce myself. I say, ‘Hey, I’m Sampson I’m opening for you tonight.’ Interesting. He leaves out of the room. About ten minutes later, his manager comes back in with a white envelope and she says ‘I don’t know how to tell you this, but we won’t be needing your services tonight. So I want to make sure that you got paid.’ So she wrote me a check out of her own pocket and she said Mr. Walker doesn’t want you to open the show tonight. And she wouldn’t tell me why.”
The comedian says he proceeded to stay for the show, where he claims he was the subject of a rant by Walker.
“He said, ‘Can you believe they were going to have a f*g open the show for me tonight. And then he made age jokes, he said things about Ellen DeGeneres. So he was just like, ‘I came up with Ellen on the circuit and she needs some d**k so take the d**k out his mouth and put it up her a**. He said some really nasty things and I wouldn’t sit here and make that up. He was so nasty to me.”
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McCormick's story isn't necessarily surprising, as Walker was open about his opposition to gay marriage in 2012.
“There’s just certain traditions that need to be upheld. In 100 years from now, people are going to go, ‘Who was against gay marriage?’ And I’ll be one of those idiots and say, ‘That’s me.’ I’m just against it on moral grounds, that’s it. I’m as much a heathen as anybody. I just don’t believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don’t like it, I don’t accept it," he said to CNN.
Walker recently appeared on stage at the conclusion of ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience reenactment of a Good Times episode.
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