People: Oct. 7, 2002

All in a Lather

"I probably wouldn't say this in front of white folks," says CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, as the codgerly Eddie in Barbershop, "but Rosa Parks didn't do nothing but sit her a__ down." Turns out he probably shouldn't have said it in front of certain black folks either. Al Sharpton and associates of Parks' have taken offense. The movie, which has been selling more tickets in America than any other film, also has Eddie slagging black activists like Jesse Jackson. Every other character in the room either objects or laughs it off--the remarks are just the cranky opinions of...

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