It doesn’t seem like Scary Spice is what America really, really wants. Mel B, the only Black judge along with Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on America’s Got Talent took issue with a comedian’s off-color humor during the show’s New York City auditions, according to TMZ.
Apparently, when the funnyman took the stage he told a joke about how Black taxi drivers are more entertaining than other taxi drivers, which earned a buzz from Mel B. The former Spice Girl said, “I found it really offensive. There was no need to do a stereotypical Black joke. It was not funny.” But the audience didn’t share her opinion and booed her for hitting the red button.
But to add insult to injury, her fellow judges weighed in and totally didn’t have her back. Mandel asked if the audience thought the joke was offensive and the audience replied with a resounding, “No.”
Stern then chimed in and said Mel B didn’t have a sense of humor. Finally, Klum the mother of several Black children with ex-hubby Seal added, “There will always be jokes made about being Black and white . . . I agree with you that we should laugh about it.”
Hey Mel B, maybe try lighting up (pun intended) and be less PC?