[UPDATED] Cameron Diggs Responds To Claims That He’s A Racist: “I Prefer To Stay Inside My Race…Is That So Wrong?”
It’s been nearly a month since this post (and the hundreds of comments that followed) called attention to Cameron Diggs and the white supremacist symbols he has strategically tattooed on his body. Now, finally, Diggs himself is responding to claims that he is a white supremacist.
In a comment posted here last night, Diggs begins by explaining his tattoos. He’s even given his comment a title: “Cameron Diggs: The Naked Truth.”
CAMERON DIGGS: THE NAKED TRUTH
MY NAME IS CAMERON DIGGS…
Recently there has been speculation that i am a racist due to the tattoos that are on my body. specifically the iron crosses and the lightning bolts. I want to take the time to clear up any questions or confusion there may be. But first let me set the record straight.
1 NOT GUILTY:
The iron cross does not symbolize racism. It was actually a medal that was awarded in WW II to soldiers for bravery in battle as well as other military contributions in a battle environment. Basically the germans version of what we call The Purple Heart. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Cross. just because nazi soldiers wore the iron cross does not mean it symbolizes racism.
The next tattoo is the set of lightning bolts i have on my side. Although its recognition did not come until Nazi Germany adopted the symbol, Its original meaning stands for victory. It wasn’t until 1933 the germans adopted the symbolic rune. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Runic_insignia_of_the_schutzstaffel Now granted, the symbol has been known to have ties with white supremacy organizations. That does not mean i share the same views and beliefs as they do. But i can understand that by me having these tattoos i could be placed in the same category as these individuals.
All of that may be true, based on interpretation, but if you put multiple Nazi-era symbols on your body, don’t be surprised when people assume that you are a fan of Nazi-era symbols. And if in fact the combination of multiple white supremacist symbols is just a coincidence, that’s…a very unfortunate coincidence.
Now to tell you a little about my background. i was born and raised in southwest houston…specifically an area better known as Alief. Now for those of you that don’t know, this is a predominately black area.i went to a high school where you could sit all the white kids in the school at two lunch tables. I’ve been around different races my whole life. I bleed just like the next man…i’m no better than any other person. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST ANY OTHER RACES RELIGION, VIEWS, BELIEFS AND/OR CULTURE
That paragraph is, uhh, fine(?) in a semi non-offensive way, maybe. He could’ve just stopped there. But, of course he did not stop there. He concludes:
I believe people should want to be proud of who they are and where they come from. its like they say… your a product of your environment. I feel like we are suppose to continue our race and our culture. thats why our parents teach us their values and principals, its a part of your heritage. when it comes to having kids i prefer to stay inside my race. Its nothing hateful towards any race its just what i believe. Why is that so wrong? Does that make me a racist?
Well, there you have it.
Good thing Cameron Diggs wasn’t at risk of having any kids with his co-star Mickey Taylor, who is racially mixed. Their gay porn scene for NakedSword comes out later this month.
Co-star Mickey Taylor (who had previously defended Diggs) has also responded to Diggs’ racist remarks, posting the below tweet:
As of this update, NakedSword and its head of production/director mr. Pam have still not issued any statement or removed any of Cameron Diggs’ scenes from their site.