Samuel L. Jackson is the king of profanity and he has a proposition for us
Samuel L. Jackson loves to swear. Not only does he love it, he’s f*cking amazing at it. In fact, he has the most well-timed, perfectly inflected swear words in our nation’s history, all based on his given emotional state. He is the president, CEO, and founder of swearing. Now, he’s offering lessons on the craft to us common folk for a good cause.
The actor announced his intention on Twitter, sending people to Headcount.org where he’s helping to register voters for the upcoming November election. “Listen up,” the actor said on the Headcount website. “If 2500 of you click a voting action below to make sure you’re #GoodToVote, I will teach you to swear in 15 different languages.”
When you get to the page, there are three different voting actions you can select: registering, checking your registration, and a third option to help make your “vote plan,” including polling places near your residence.
According to the website, “HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower.” The organization has 40,000 volunteers nationwide organized into “local street teams” in almost every major U.S. city registering young voters.
The actor had previously tweeted: “Nov. 3rd Will be here before you know it! Go to Headcount.org to check your voter registration status or register to vote! Go now and you may get a very special ‘tutorial’ from me! Every vote Counts!”
Jackson, a member of the Democratic party, has always been passionate about politics. He partnered with Swing Left in a series of comedic videos in 2018 where he did chores for Democratic candidates who were too busy campaigning to bother themselves in an effort to flip the then-GOP-led House.
The Pulp Fiction star may be a professional profanity user now, but the origins of his love of the word “motherfucker” came from a good place. He explained on the Howard Stern Show in 2016 that he “stuttered really badly for a long time” and was bullied as a child because of it, “to the point where [he] stopped speaking for almost a year in school.”
Saying the word “mothafucka” is a trick that allows him to cope with the stuttering — and he doesn’t know why. “I have no idea [why], but it just does. It clicks a switch that stops the d-d-d-d-d-d or b-b-b-b-b.” Whatever works.
During a recent spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jackson, a long-time critic of Trump, described the current president as dangerous to our country.
He’s not wrong. And if people don’t show up to the polls who agree, we’ll all be swearing a whole hell of a lot more.