6 Celebrities Who Don’t Believe Christopher Columbus Discovered America

ICTMN Staff
10/12/13

There may be many more celebrities who do not believe Christopher Columbus discovered America. But, nevertheless, here are six who have tweeted about it.

1.    The “Magna Carta Holy Grail” rapper was asked by one of his fans about the inspiration behind his singles "Oceans" and "Heaven." Jay-z replied, “#factsonly Columbus didn’t discover America." Guess Mr. Carter won’t be celebrating on Monday. @S_C_

2.    Ellen DeGeneres wrote "Happy Columbus Day! I hope everyone takes the day to appreciate our country and of course, look for new continents." DeGeneres didn’t say she doesn’t believe Columbus discovered America, but she tossed us a joke anyway. @TheEllenShow

3.    Singer Eric Benet, Halle Berry’s ex-husband, doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage—he allegedly apologized to his ex-wife in a song for his many indiscretions--or that Columbus discovered America. He Tweeted, “How bout a festival to celebrate Columbus Day! Kiddies can dress in costumes and pretend to enslave n kill millions of people. FUN!!” @EBenet

Eric Benet (MTV.com)

4.    Comedian Warren Holstein took a shot at Columbus’ and ‘Mr. West’s’ ego. “Remember, Columbus didn’t actually discover America, it was Kanye.” @WarrenHolstein

5.    Roland Martin, CNN contributor and host of Washington Watch, got into a political debate about Columbus when he responded to a tweet from @etcpolitics who wrote: “I have an issue that that the Italians claim him as theirs when he sailed for Spain and his descendants are Spaniards.” Martin responded, “I don't care what the Italians or Spaniards do. Columbus didn't discover America. It was already discovered.” @RolandSMartin

6.    Former Destiny’s Child band member, Michelle Williams posed this question: “What r ur thoughts on this day that we celebrate as Columbus Day? Some ppl say he didn't discover America...well who did? Debate starts now.” @RealMichelleW

The three members of Destiny's Child perform at the 2012 Super Bowl. Kelly Roland, left; Beyonce, center; and Michelle Williams, right. (Associated Press)

 

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Submitted by Anonymous on
Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas (having been preceded by the Norse expedition led by Leif Ericson in the 11th century *Cite*), Columbus's voyages led to the first lasting European contact with the Americas *^ "Parks Canada – L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada". Pc.gc.ca. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.

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Submitted by Tim on
History is full of lies , judge for yourself watch "america facts or fiction" or I go by my native american heritage which states common sense ...If I walk in to your house and say I discovered it those that make it true?!?!? when you were already living there

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Submitted by chaz scott farmer on
how do you discover a place that has been inhabited since the beginning of recorded history. Celebrate Columbus day? Would anyone expect Jews to celebrate hitler day if such a thing existed. And I mean no disrespect to the Jews, just illustrating a point.

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Submitted by Donna Hill on
Columbus Day is really is "Liar Day!", cause well he try to discover America, Native American was living in America! Not only did lie about that, what about all the people he murdered to try keep is lies alive! So, maybe you should think about what your really celebrating?! A murderer! And a poser!

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Mike Ameelyenah
Submitted by Mike Ameelyenah on
The native Americans discovered christopher columbus hungry,cold,and lost wandering the shores.so they helped him out.columbus did not discover nadda it wad already inhabited......DUH....

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Submitted by Pauline Marshall on
How U Going 2 Discover Something That Has Always Been Here?!!

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Pauline Marshall
Submitted by Pauline Marshall on
How U Going 2 Discover Something That Has Always Been Here?!!

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Submitted by Brenda Williams on
Columbus did not discover Turtle Island, aka North America! There was already over 600,000 people living there! Cities, Towns, farming communities and even a trade system!! Over 700 different tribes! The Iroquois, aka Haudenosaunee, already had a Constitution and a Democracy in place! (FYI, the USA Stole the idea of the Constitution from the 5 Nations!) You can't "Discover" a land that is already occupied by a nation of people!! I don't consider it a "Discovery"! I consider it a "Hostile-Take-Over"!!

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Submitted by LARRY D. CRUMBLEY on
iT IS KINDA OF HARD TO DISCOVER A CITY, STATE, COUNTRY, ETC. WHEN SOMEONE MEETS YOU AT YOUR STUPID BOAT AND TELLS YOU YOU ARE ON THEIR LAND!!!! GO FIGURE THAT, THE STORY FITS INTO THE EUROPEAN WAY OS LOOKING AT THE SETTLING OF THIS LAND, SO TO THEM I SAY GET A CLUE, YOU MORONS--COLUMBUS DID NOT DISCOVER THIS LAND!!!!! MEN-WOMEN-AND CHILDREN LIVED HERE WAY BEFORE HE STEPPED FOOT ON THEIR SOIL. THEY HAVE BEEN HERE, BEFORE THE TIME OF CHRIST!!!!!!!

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Submitted by Jim Pease on
Columbus discovered where he was, while he was lost at sea..then discovered he could exploit it.

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Submitted by joe head jr on
there is no debate we were already here he never found anything but people wanting to help them..

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Submitted by Cory on
How can you discover a continent that is ALREADY occupied??????????????

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Submitted by Cory on
How can you discover a continent that is ALREADY occupied??????????????

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Submitted by kennyGee on
To all people who have assumed who and where America was discovered and to the scientists and professional people who carefully study and discover evidence of this earth. Example, crossing of the beriing bridge. The Non-Natives on this sacred grounds are desperately trying to uncover evidence , stating the First Peoples(First Nations peopleS)_ were not the ONES who occupied this earth . When they (govt, and scientists) decide to uncover every square inch of this land. There will be evidence when this is done.

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Submitted by emily on
The Vikings were the first Europeans to "discover" North America. But then again you can't really discover something that is already inhabited by people that basically scared off the most "fearsome" warriors in the world at the time.
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