Montana Fishburne Wake Up Call

When I first heard Laurence Fishburne’s 19 year old daughter (Montana) was attempting to strike it big, ala Kim Kardashian, I pretty much ignored the story, assuming it would eventually be proven false. Fast forward a few days and few screenshots later and we all know that indeed, a young sista has attempted to do something that those of us with a few years behind us know is impossible. Montana foolishly thinks she can become a star via a sex/porn tape. I can see how Montana would think doing such a thing would lead to instant fame. After all, it seemed to have worked for Kim, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hiltion, and a host of other WHITE girls. That’s right- WHITE girls.

You guys may think race has nothing to do with it but it does. America just doesn’t view a white woman’s sexuality and a black woman’s sexuality in the same way. Don’t believe me? Just ask Janet Jackson. When a white woman does something sexually “out there” (Madonna’s sex book) she becomes a sex symbol. When a black woman does something similar she is simply loose. This is why Kim can release a sex tape, do Playboy and run through men like Reggie runs through offensive lines, and still manage to be seen as a respectable woman. Janet Jackson’s breast however cost her not only her very lucrative career, but her name as well. Janet is now considered someone whose loose morals and quest for [more] fame led her to strip on national TV. To this day CBS and numerous other lawsuits are still being fought in court- and all over what Janet called an accidental “wardrobe malfunction.”

Something very similar happened to black Playboy Bunny Nicole Narain. The wanna be actress was seen “doing the do” with actor Colin Farrel and one would think appearing with an actual B-List actor would lead to all sorts of fame, but it didn’t. Instead Farrel took Narain to court and accused her of purposely leaking the tape, even though she denied it. Her name was dragged through the mud and the last I heard she was a participant on a VH-1 reality series where she was battling alcohol and sex addition. She got no offers of instant fame and whatever hopes she had of having a Hollywood career I would say have probably vanished.

I see a similar fate for Montana. Sex tapes are not guaranteed star makers. To make matters worse, Montana isn’t actually leaking a sex tape; rather she is releasing a porno film and making her intentions known before hand. Whatever Montana is hoping to have happen from the release of this film, more than likely will not. Ryan Seacret will not be showing up to offer her an E! reality series and corporate sponsors will not be paying her $10,000 to tweet about their products. Instead, Montana will learn the hard way that despite what the Kardashians and Hiltons are able to do to gain fame, sistas still have to get theirs the old fashion way- through hard ass work.

29 Comments

  1. I will be praying really hard for this sister. Really hard and I ask you guys to do the same.

    Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.

    ~Anso Coetzer

  2. You are SO right!! I couldn’t agree more!! I don’t know why people act like race is not an issue when it comes to sex tapes, Playboy posing and any other sexually promiscuous ways to acquire fame. Kim K. is “classy” and a “successful business woman”, Amber Rose is “fly” and a “bad chick”, Paris Hilton is acquired fame and success as well. However,for example, Karrine “Superhead” Steffans was dragged through the mud and called everything but a child of God. Even Rihanna received bad press from the “accidental” leak of her nude pictures and many still wish for the demise of her career; though, under the guise of her “not having talent” (and Kim K. and Paris do?). I won’t even discuss the Janet Jackson situation (still mad about that) and countless other examples of black females’ careers plummeting after engaging in such acts. This is one of the reasons why I personally do not support the Kim Ks and Paris Hiltons of the entertainment industry(aside from the obvious).

    Just my 2 cents…

  3. You are SO right!! I couldn’t agree more!! I don’t know why people act like race is not an issue when it comes to sex tapes, Playboy posing and any other sexually promiscuous ways to acquire fame. Kim K. is “classy” and a “successful business woman”, Amber Rose is “fly” and a “bad chick”, Paris Hilton is acquired fame and success as well. However,for example, Karrine “Superhead” Steffans was dragged through the mud and called everything but a child of God. Even Rihanna received negativity from the “accidental” leak of her nude pictures and many still wish for the demise of her career; though, under the guise of her “not having talent” (and Kim K. and Paris do?). I won’t even discuss the Janet Jackson situation (still mad about that) and countless other examples of black females’ careers plummeting after engaging in such acts. This is one of the reasons why I personally do not support the Kim Ks and Paris Hiltons of the entertainment industry(aside from the obvious). However, as mentioned in the article, HARD WORK trumps all.

    Just my 2 cents…

  4. This is one of 2010’s most amazing stories…one would naturally think she was on bad terms with her dad, a victim of child sexual abuse as so many women who work in the porn business…Montana is definitely out of touch…growing up in black hollywood royalty wasn’t enough…attending the best schools and living in posh communities, I’m assumming, blinded her to the fact that she’s BLACK and she won’t be received as Kim K…why she didn’t think she was good enough and needed instant fame to validate her is a sign of the times…being the daughter of one our most beloved actors, obviously did nothing for her…so, she wanted her own…Kim Kardashian spoke on Larry King after the Johnson Heiress died how rich kids struggle, battle depression and abuse drugs…a 23 year old rich girl told me how worthless she feels because she hasn’t made any great strides in her life and everything she has comes through her parents, currently a student…another one I know is a poor little rich girl, money but parents were often absent, even though, she was well-cared for…Goldie Hawn said on The View how rich kids really struggle because they don’t remotely know how they’re going to top their parents or even measure up based on external success…at the end of the day, we all have the same basic needs. It’s not easy to feel beautiful in today’s world with CW Shows like Gossip Girl…our teen girls have tremendous pressure…nowadays, I see on blogs commenters refer to some women as a “regular” girl…i.e. Ludicras’ girlfriend, Ashanti, etc…I find it quite disturbing because it says that if she’s not mellow yellow…she’s just regular…obviously, Montana is struggling with her own self-perception in a world with narrow margins of beauty…because if being famous is the only thing that will make you happy and you’re unwilling to work for it…there’s a mental and emotional deficiently.

    Whatever Montana’s delusions convinced her would happen, won’t…I hope some good comes out of this and she finds herself and her soul…this being “famous” by any means necessary isn’t going away anytime soon…because the popularity and pay-off can come with many perks and a person doesn’t have to do anything!

    I pray this sista finds the God and worthiness that dwells within…the impatience at 19 to even begin to endeavor a career where being famous comes with the territory, will hopefully, be seen as doable…Best wishes and prayers to Laurence Fishburne and his family as they navigate through this spectacle…

    Peace and Blessings

  5. Damn, Bhoney. Concise, truthful, and to the point, you straight up said it all and you are so right.

  6. First of all, Kim K. is not a exactly a “white girl”. Second of all Janet got so much heat for her “sexual expression” because is was nudity on a live family event watched by millions in primetime! Madonna never flashed her tits unless it was approved. So don’t blame it completely on race alone. Cause what you are sayin is that all “white girls” are easy sluts who don’t pay for their crimes. There are numerous white girls that have made sex tapes with celebs that have not gained fame as well. These days, whenever any girl has leaked nudie pics she is labled a whore, no matter what her skin tone. I agree that Montana’s career move is insane though, but hey, we are talkin about her and now know who she is right!? lol

  7. Really a sad situation…I wish the Fisburne family the best as they navigate through this spectacle…it’s really an issue of “self-worth” and the God that dwells within…feeling beautiful in a world with narrow margins of beauty that excludes the masses…brownskin sistas considered “regular”…i.e. Ludracris’ girlfriend, Ashanti by commenters…beauty deemed mellow yellow and a few brown exceptions…who the famous guys dates…marry…who’s visible and on top today?…obviously Montana growing up as a part of black hollywood royalty, the best schools, world travel, posh communities wasn’t enough…she wants her own and like yesterday…one would think that she was on bad terms with her dad or was a victim of child sexual abuse…or is it where we are as a society and she’s poster child for instant gratification, fame and fortune…our rewarding “bad behavior” has highlighted how we’ve dumbed downed the people of the United States and some don’t know enough about racism to honestly believe she’ll be received how she’s been received being Laurence Fishburne’s daughter?

    SELF-WORTH!!!
    VALUE
    SELF-APPRECIATION…along with the fame and fortune is possible!!!

  8. You are speaking the hard core truth. Race does matter. This is just going to be a fast way for her to be ruined. And that is sad. But I wonder what is the real reason she choose this route to fame. For some reason I am not buying the Kim K story. Especially when she has a famous father already in the business she really desires to be in. I’m kind of lost on that one. when she has access to those very people who can help her, due to her father.
    In my own opinoin…Maybe Lawerence stopped supporting her when she became an adult and told her she would have to make it happen on her very own, without any assistance from him. So she thought she would take this route and embarrass her father at the same time. IDK, other than that. I can’t find a good enough reason to do something so degrading she will have to live with for the rest of her life. She clearly didn’t think this one out too well. Because that decision seems a bit immature. That industry is going to turn her out completely. If she hasn’t faced any demons yet, I promise she will sooner than later. She gonna regret this one day and wished she would’ve gone to school instead.
    I’ll keep her and others like her in my prayers.

  9. This article is so true. We see that it is and always has been an assault against African American women to degrade us and negate our status in America. It is definitely a double standard in life. Very good article and straight to the point.

  10. The guy Brian Pumper (human predator) a sadistic, sociopath pathetic DOG!!! A teenage girl with low self-esteem and no self worth, worse nightmare!! He has no regards for women none!! May the Lord have mercy on his horrible soul!!

  11. I agree 100% with your post. We see it all the time even with pop stars. Most pop stars of color are seen as being half-naked all the time where Miley Cyrus is just growing up. BALONEY!

  12. White women can sale themselves as wh**es and sex objects and still be considered desirable and even business women, a black woman is just a h0 simple as that. The E Channel is dedicated to playboy bunnies and sex tape queens, all white women of course. Unfortunately Montana will learn what works for white women doesn’t work sista’s, just ask superhead.

  13. Unfortunately, it’s a tragedy that Montana believes this is the best course of progression in her quest for fame. Hollywood and the public’s affinity for exalting sexual commodities to superstars does not translate into superstardom for an African American female. The bias certainly exists and whether you are a seasoned AA female star or newcomer, the only path you can be sure you will travel if you follow this blueprint is the road to relative obscurity. When we venture into the genre of sexual prowress, we’re labeled as classless, trashy, desperate, and other disparaging titles by our own and others – a la Superhead. Yet, white females can engage in whatever sexual realm they care to explore and be deemed as desirable, sexy, alluring, and the ultimate catch – ie..Jenna Jameson, Angelina Jolie, Tila Tequila, and Pamela Anderson. They create a brand that translate into product endorsements, television shows, paid public appearances, and a legion of fans that catapult their career which translate into millions of dollars. Of course this route will intrigue many young ladies which is the premise in the public’s overwhelming obsession with reality television shows. Although the sexual vixen route can be a viable option for a white female to transform from “virtual unknown to international superstar”, it’s only a facade for an African American female. Sorry Montana!!

  14. Even if she was able receive the same fame and success that Kim K and other white talentless starlets received, why go to that degrading route. Shaming and embarrassing her respectable A-list father, her mother and rest of her family. She is pretty and so she probably could have gotten in the modeling industry. I’m pretty sure people have tried to talk to her trying to get her to go a different route, esp her father. I really hope she changes her mind about this, for the sake of her body, soul, reputation and her father’s name.

  15. This is what being famous for the sake of being famous is doing to our children. We need to stop acting as if all of this suggestive marketing to them is not affecting them.

  16. I don’t Care the race, These Entertainers now a days are simply daytime Prostitutes, I feel sorry for their parents

  17. Pray for her and for the countless other young females who are duped, pimped and exploited on the basis of wanting to be popular, known, famous, etc.

  18. She is either high on drugs or dumber than a box of rocks. You are so right Bhoney: Montana Fishburne is not releasing a sex tape. She’s starring in porn. I am so sorry for her parents and family and most of all for her because she clearly doesn’t have a clue about what the consequences of this foolish act will be for her, her family and her children should she ever have any. At the very least we can only hope that this is a learning experience for her and for all the other foolish young sistas out there who might be considering a move like this.

  19. She doesn’t come from a bad home. She has a relationship with her father. She is just making poor choices. There are those females who want to be famous and didn’t have a father and you don’t see all of them doing dirty movies. This is simply a case of a young lady who wants to prove she’s grown but she is going about it the wrong way. Prove your grown by making responsible decisions. or atleast informing your parents about your decision. I read in another article she hadn’t even told her father..he found out on his own. That right there proves she is still a little girl..She is a beautiful young lady and I hope she learns from this and can turn her life around

  20. Preach!!!!!!!!!!! That trick could have had fame the way Rev. Runs kids got it, through the work, sacrifices and fame of her well beloved father. That would have opened many doors for her. She didn’t have to go this route. She’s simply a skank! Maybe, she got it from her mama because Lawrence is an upstanding professional man. Then again, she may have said those things to get attention for her video-a marketing scheme. Well, that was wasted on me. I have no interestin seeing her do something she’d been doing for free for years with every man that said hi to her.

  21. She could have did a reality show about being a celebrities daughter, several have done it. It doesn’t matter if it is successful, she just wants face time. Yeah this route is by choice this is what she wants to do.

  22. if my daughter wants to do porn, that’s her problem but if she goes around using my last name doing that shit i would beat the sperm out of her, Trick, Kim kardashian is a trick too, people see money and they lose their minds, HOES

  23. She’s actually mixed, & mixed women are also seen different from white and black women.

    But anyway, her skin is brown and her sextape will draw a different response. I agree with what ‘most’ of you guys said. White whores are just seen differently.

  24. Nothing’s left to be said from me; you hit it on the head.

  25. Like the prodigals son she will find her way back….it’s a sad story one she will regret eventually for the rest of her life….smh

  26. I don’t see this being a race thing. Really? The other women you talk about “leaked” home video. They were able to play it off by saying it was a mistake. Montana Fishburne is making a porno and her father has been a scandal-free role model since the early 70’s. There are plenty of hard up celebs that made pornos and all of them failed. See also the very few porn stars that cross over to mainstream. Fishburne should have leaked this like the rest, made a big deal about trying to shut it down, cashed in and go straight an narrow. Such an easy formula even a Paris Hilton can do it.

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