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EMINEM QUOTE IS FAKE: “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay….” FAKE HOAX – He Never Said it!

FAKE QUOTE OF THE WEEK! “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.” – Eminem. <——FAKE!

Here are some of Eminem’s REAL quotes —–>Direct Slim Shady quotes..

Before I get into detail about how annoying this fake Eminem quote actually is, I would like to show my readers what I got from Dr. James Cifell MD, a psychiatrist who works in psychiatric medicine, and also dedicates a lot of his time working with young patients as a rap music archivist, poet, analyst and researcher.  He specializes in quotes and quotations inside and outside of rap music and its origins via a psychological phenomenon called “The Matthew Effect.”  Dr. Cifell told TheDamienZone about the quote’s origins.

“This invented quote by Eminem has really moved rather quickly throughout the internet world, especially on Facebook, but the truth is that Eminem never said it — at least not in any publication or in any news article or radio interview that I have seen.  I flatter myself by saying that you have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool me. Archiving quotes is what I do and Eminem did not utter these words as they are ascribed to him. The quote was actually said — and the transcript is available as is a video recording of the speech — at a high school commencement by Robert L. Michaels MD, a doctor in the Detroit area.”

Here, from a transcript archived by Dr. Cifell, is the actual quote as it was delivered by Dr. Robert Michaels.

THE REAL QUOTE –à “When you leave this school and go onto bigger and better things, and your life becomes the life of an adult with adult ideas about social justice, and you have to have that inner peace — the kind of tranquility of mind where you can say, ’I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.’ You will find that the difference between a happy life and a life of bitterness and struggle can be as simple as that, my friends, and that is a lesson I will leave you with today.” [Robert Michaels MD – 2007 – Graduation Speaker- Name of school withheld]

The fact that the name of the school had to be withheld makes the whole thing even more sickening because the Eminem fans — the ones who want this quote so much for this quote to be true — might take out their anger on the school or the students there. This is the kind of sub-human thinking we’re dealing with here.

Dr. Cifell went on to further explain.

“It didn’t take too much research into this to find the source of the quote and to see how it was attributed eventually to Eminem. Obviously one of the students or teachers took the quote and tacked it onto someone they wish had said it. In this case the person was Eminem — a hero throughout the USA and especially in his native area in and around Detroit, Michigan.

“In psychology and in psychiatry, this is a variant of a phenomenon called The Matthew Effect.” The true meaning of The Matthew Effect as it applies to sociological and socio-psychological studies describes how the rich get richer simply because they are rich and have the resources to get richer, but when stripped down to the bare bones in the psychological sense, The Matthew Effect is a way whereby people who are famous for simply saying the things they say, become even more famous and socially diverse and their words become more abundant to many millions more simply because a fan or an admirer attributes a quote to them — especially a provocative quote.

“Somebody hears something that sounds as if so and so said it and all it takes is a few clicks of the mouse for the world to believe they  did indeed say it.  Sometimes this can be harmful or hurtful to the person to whom the quote is ascribed. 

“Recently, veteran actress Betty White was annoyed by a false quote regarding testicles and vaginas.  It was all over the place that Miss White had said this rather vulgar witticism, but despite her public denials, it didn’t stop the quote from spreading to the far reaches of the internet.

“The Matthew Effect was a big problem for the late George Carlin and more recently Bill Cosby has been the heaviest carrier of the load. You don’t have to look very far to find a fake Bill Cosby quote. There are about 20 of them floating around chain emails and Facebook and other social media right now.

“Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of The Matthew Effect, as far as pure science goes, is that it’s incurable in the sense that when the misquoter or those who help spread the quote, are presented with the facts — or the idea that their quote is untrue — they usually respond angrily and they either insist that the quote is real or they hold onto the false truth with the admonition that it doesn’t matter that the quote isn’t true, it still sounds like something their person would say and they stand by a false sense of authenticity simply for that reason alone.  For me, that’s very frustrating because I’m supposed to help people, but some people cannot be helped.  to be blunt, some people are simply beyond learning or self-improvement.”

It is TheDamienZone’s opinion, that there is something mentally wrong with a lot of people on Facebook — and it just keeps getting worse. The real quote is right there in their faces, but they don’t bother to look it up. They find a picture of Eminem and the quote is on there and !KABOOM! — it’s the truth and they share it with other, equally gullible Facebookers.

If you read this site with any degree of regularity you will note that the easiest way to get us angry is to “share” quotes with your equally moronic Facebook friends. TheDamienZone.com loathes Facebook “sharing” — it’s moronic and almost always maudlin and sickeningly sweet and gooey and FAKE!

You might ask me, “What’s wrong with sharing an inspirational quote on Facebook?” The answer is easy — THEY ARE ALMOST ALWAYS FAKE!

I have spent the last year trying to teach the “Sharing Simpletons” on Facebook that all of that heart-melting, warm and fuzzy Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa and Bill Cosby stuff is FAKE!

You see, somebody takes a famous quote, or invents one, and then they give it “internet legs” by attributing the quote to someone else — usually somebody very famous. This kind of thing has been happening for centuries, but now in the age of the Facebook “share” these fake quotes are invented, slapped to a photo of some celebrity, and within days they spread all over the world like some kind of demented plague.

The latest quote that is being passed along by “inspired” Facebook bird brains — and probably the most sickening — is a totally fake quote attributed to Eminem. To me, this is the even dumber than the Bill Cosby, “I’m 83 and I’m tired” quote because it shows that Eminem fans are now getting old enough to pass on these kinds of Facebook “shares.”

In other words, Eminem has been around long enough that his fan base has reached the age where they share inspirational shit the way your aunts and uncles and grandparents have been doing for the past 10 years via that new thingy called Email — and that’s pretty sad.

So anyway, the quote being attributed to Eminem “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.” is totally fake — he never said it. NEVER.  GET OVER IT AND STOP SHARING IT ON FACEBOOK.

Of course the gay-adjacent crowd loves this because they can post it on their emotionally overwrought Facebook page and act like they are in totally support of Eminem – they’re all misty-eyed over this.  BIG FAKERS!

“I saw this quote and now I have a lot more respect for Eminem,” said one reader who spends his entire Facebook day kissing up to all kinds of miniorities because he lives in his mom’s basement — figuratively speaking.

Usually when you tell a reader that a quote is fake you get either one of two responses. The first, and perhaps the most revolting and nauseating is the response where the inspired one says, “Why does it matter that he didn’t say it? It sounds like something he would say and it’s a good quote.”

What does it matter? Well — it’s simply not true. Throughout history, misquotes and poor translations have caused a lot of mayhem.

The second response you usually get is that you are a “hater” or there is something wrong with YOU for pointing out the inaccuracy.  Rarely you get someone who admits to being carelsss, but as a rule, the average Facebook SHARER is a complete imbecile.

Sources close to Eminem note that “the popular rapper agrees with everything the quote says,” but they admit that he did not say it.

DAMIEN LeGALLIENNE reporting for TheDamienZone.com

50 Comments
  1. eminem is not fake it doznt matter wat his quote says i respect eminem i love eminem yall really to shutup!! Yall always have to say summin mean about sum1 famous and we all kno why 1 bcuz yall are jelous 2 yall are rude 3 for the attention (nobady cares) 4 bcuz yall are trynna start crap and 5 bcuz yall are haters and haters gonna hate….. But people that love the person yall are tlkn bout are gonna stand up for that person and fight for them! So just shutup and get a life!!

  2. Mary — you’re fucking retarded and you can’t write — even if it’s a put-on, it totally sucks. You are not funny or interesting or glib or smart or anything. Frankly, I pray that this is a put-on because if you’re for real, it’s pathetic.

    One thing you should know — the quote is FAKE and so are you. If you are not fake, please get yourself into a County College or something — if of course they’ll take you, you fucking idiot! You sound like a real mess.

  3. Hey whats your problem? don’t talk to her like that, and so what if the Eminem quote is fake it’s meaningful and at least it makes sense

  4. Justin — do you understand how damaging a misquote can be and how simple-minded it is to think a misquote is okay because it sounds nice? Do you not understand the importance behind validating quotes? I have an idea. Send me a picture of you and on that picture I will put the quote, “I like when dogs pee on me. It’s nature and aside from semen, nothing is healthier for my skin than dog piss” Okay so send me the photo and I’ll spread that around and let’s see how you like it, you frigging moron.

  5. Damien – Came here to find out the quote was fake – because I didn’t think I had ever heard Em say it. I really do wish he HAD said it, but according to your Dr. Cifell it isn’t.

    Thank you for that, however I could have done without the added layer of hate.

    “Of course the gay-adjacent crowd loves this because they can post it on their emotionally overwrought Facebook page and act like they are in totally support of Eminem – they’re all misty-eyed over this. BIG FAKERS!

    ‘I saw this quote and now I have a lot more respect for Eminem,’ said one reader who spends his entire Facebook day kissing up to all kinds of miniorities because he lives in his mom’s basement — figuratively speaking.”

    I’m not exactly sure what “gay-adjacent” means – those standing NEXT to those who are gay? I like Eminem, and I have several gay relatives and friends, so, does this mean I too am a “big faker” as you put it?

    And about the reader posted that he now has more respect for him? He simply was incorrect. What’s with the remarks about kissing up to minorities? I’m a minority, should I be upset that he’s being nice about me and my fellow minorities or more pissed off?

    I don’t get your page, I came here because it started out intelligently and ended up a hateful rant, similar to that of other types of hate speech I left NC for.

  6. Gay adjacent peope are people who hang on to gays and pretend to be their friends — they pretend they care — it was not meant to hate on gays or minorities — it was said to mock the people who think it’s sooooooo cool to hang with gays when in fact the gays don’t want them around. They clutter the bars and clubs and social scene.

  7. Almost every singer has at least 30 fake quotes, So then Eminem makes one quote, posts it on twitter, people share it and now there’s pricks like you who take it and think it’s a fake, Why don’t you go hate on other quotes that thousands of other Celebrities HAVEN’T made. PS: I have Screenshots of his quotes on Twitter and he posted this quote ages ago, There’s my proof, Bitch

  8. Jack — you need to READ the article — READ IT! If you read it, you will be that much smarter than the birdbrains who believe it’s true. READ the part where it is explained WHO ACTUALLY SAID IT. Then read about all the other misquotes I have written about. When I exposed th Betty White quote as fake, this page got a million views — that’s an outrageous amount of views. READ what I say about people react when they find out that a quote is not true — especially when it comes from a celebrity they admire — READ IT! If you had actually sat yourself down and digested this story, there is no way you would have written such a dumb comment. READ! DO NOT BE LAZY! READ THE STORY AND LEARN TO THINK FOR YOURSELF! Life is not about what you saw on Twitter, Jack.’

    The Editor

  9. I found this article Googling when he said this because I saw it on Facebook and did not believe he actually said it. Many people commented on it saying respect, love it, etc. Two people disagreed; one saying he did not say it and the other saying he didn’t say it as well but also throwing in that he is a homophobe. The quote was on the exact picture you have on here.

    Also, I think it’s hilarious you wrote how people would react to being told it was fake, and that is exactly how they did in the comments on here. Priceless.

  10. (y) DDM

  11. I dont know if it was exact words but he DID say that in an interview

  12. NO — he did NOT!

  13. I believe that your source proves the quote legit to that graduate speaker. Yet, I’m along with @Cultural Enigma and @Jack. Let me analyze how exactly you are a hate-speaker.

    You just proved at this same moment that you’re a gay-hater, gay’s-friend-hater, Eminem-hater, Eminem-fan-hater, minority-hater, and such. Basically, your article is full of hate speech and discrimination. For instance, it’s evident you disregard people living in poor conditions.

    It’s quite lame to act like a man of scholarly words or standard English when the content itself reveals that your position is biased and hateful already. If you do a series of article that tackles numerous fake quotes by celebrities, then perhaps that might earn you more credit. Also, to show that a quote is fake means to target directly that “the quote is fake”, not by attacking the misquoted person or his/her supporters.

    Your article reveals truth, but that does not make it more agreeable in the meanwhile. It fails on neutrality and reveals your biased position.

  14. Also, enough with the exclamation point.
    You’re shouting too much and that’s crazy.

  15. You are indeed tragic, Bronson. I am, however, happy that I offered up some fodder for your hobby — which is being a complete moron. I think it’s great that you have something like that to keep you occupied even if you’re a simple-minded and seemingly talentless individual. As far as my alleged hatreds are concerned, the only thing I hate is stupidity and you seem to have it in spades. Next week I will teach you how to make a clock out of a paper plate and various types of hard pasta.

  16. How about I get a giant exclamation point and come down to that shit hole TAIWAN and shove it up your fucking ass? How about that, you fucking moron?

  17. Wow, what a great display of your ranting skills. Pretty extraordinary indeed. I’m in awe what kind rage I’ve built up in your response given the fact I haven’t even dissed you with any inappropriate cuss words.

    Let the audience decide who’s praising “human accomplishment and” who’s mocking “human non-accomplishment” here. Cussing is very non-accomplished. Let’s see if any professors will back you up. LOL.

    Troll accomplished. Come to Taiwan and I’ll introduce you to some lovely toddler cuisines.

    Having a wonderful time
    Wish you were smart
    And hope you know how to leave:
    Liege, Belgium
    Dalla, Texas, USA.

  18. Also, please show the readers a profile or website of Dr. James Cifell. It’s supposed to be a standard procedure if you want to add to your validity. Somehow I can’t even find any person named “James Cifell” on Google.

    Two results:
    (1)If you can : that adds to your credit.
    (2)If you can’t: well, that’s awkward.

  19. Two peacefull quiet days have gone bye. I’ve observed you’re pretty much still active and putting up quite a fuss everywhere. So back to Tragic Bronson’s question, where’s the proff of this Dr. James Cifell? You chocked?

    It wouldn’t be surprising if you can’t deliver any authenticitie to your so-called “expert quotes”. After all, an expert don’t speak in the following manners:

    “Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of The Matthew Effect, as far as pure science goes, is that it’s incurable in the sense that when the misquoter or those who help spread the quote, are presented with the facts — or the idea that their quote is untrue — they usually respond angrily and they either insist that the quote is real or they hold onto the false truth with the admonition that it doesn’t matter that the quote isn’t true, it still sounds like something their person would say and they stand by a false sense of authenticty simply for that reason alone. For me, that’s very frustrating because I’m supposed to help people, but some people cannot be helped. to be blunt, some people are really stupid.”

    Seems very likely that this is a opinion of your own, or, you try to incorporate yours with Dr. Cifell’s opinion (if he ever exists). No educated doctor will conclude that this matter is unsolvable, and abruptly express that people are stupid. If he does, he’s a sloppy psychiatrist; if he doesn’t, pee-whew! You purposefully modified his words to fit your own.

    If so, poor you. You’ve dedicated so much time on ranting and dissing those misquoted quotes online, but sadly just failed your whole purpose by altering your expert friends’ quotes. Well, well, seems that someone tripped on his own words!

    Oh my, don’t cry, you can’t happen to be Mr. DDM “Cifail”, are you?

    Btw, it’s “authenticity” not “autneticity”, “really” not “realy”. Please, you should realy go get some autneticity to prove yourself, and a grammar book for beginners.

  20. Poor me? You’re the moron who spent an hour bothering YOURSELF – not me – tapping out your fetid frustrations. Also, we do not count typos on here — or I should say that we do not pretend that a typo or mistake in spelling is representative of intellect or knowledge as far as the person in question is concered. You, on the other hand, are guilty of spelling and grammar atrocities — AND — you say stupid things along the way. One important lesson you should learn about posting on message boards is to NEVER mention spelling errors or grammatical errors. Notwithstanding a few hiccups along the way, you could NEVER do what I do — it’s not possible.

    Anyway. Back to poor me. Poor me would tell you that you should read “About” the Damien Zone. There is a section here for that purpose, and on that page we explain that sometimes names are CHANGED or altered for the sake of privacy. Also, the more you hate me, the more Google likes me. So keep hating me and I’ll keep raking on the dough.

    Now, leave me the fuck alone. I am on holiday.
    Damien

  21. 5 minutes, it was 5 mintues really. Just realized you needed to use so much time to type that much, haha.

    If you want to quote for authority, spill out the real source. Only losers are scared to harm the source with there ill-mannered opinions. Experts are willing to sacrifice privacey for the sake of expertise. Idiots, morons, stupidity, pricks, fools: I just finished the list of the words you describe others.

    I don’t see any “we” here on your blog, sadly speaking. Somehow it’s satisfying to bother a ranters holaday by making him furious lol. Oh, and I love to let more people see the joke on you.

    Peace out, wit brain.

  22. So what do you do? You don’t teach at any educational institutions. That’s pretty funny.

  23. You’re not interesting or witty or humorous. You’re just annoying. I don’t mind being bothered by irate readers, but you’re dull and uninspired — probably even worse in your actual life.

    You can comment all you want, but until you say something of value, I shan’t respond.

  24. Hola

  25. Okay so plus a thousand points for debunking the Eminem “qoute” but minus several million for calling people “retard”. That’s a hateful slur, and it makes you look no better than the dingleberry with the false quote attributed to him.

  26. Any chance of a link to the video of the Robert Michaels saying it?

  27. Hey, Indigo, you have as much internet and Google access as I do — -would you like me to wipe your ass too?

  28. What a PRICK you are Damien! You sound so un intelligent when you call people names! Yar a nasty son of a bitch

  29. YARRRR!!!!! Natasha X — You sound like an angry pirate, Matey! I been a-meanin’ to tell YAR that unintelligent is one word. ARGHHHH! But seriously, Natasha. I am a really nice guy, I’m just a really bad wizard.

  30. I don’t really like his music nor do I care for him.. But Just because he was not the original writer of this quote does not mean he does not mean what he says or copied… We all use the words of others to get a point across at times, Facebook is filled with ready made quotes millions posted everyday people use them to express things, does that mean they don’t feel what is said, No it just means someone else said it better….

  31. NO! NO! NO! — We certainly do not “use the words of others to get a point across at times.” This Eminem thing is a misquote — end of story. You seem to think that it’s okay to misquote someone because “Facebook is filled with ready made quotes….” You, Marcus, area living testament as to why The Damien Zone is dedicated to exposing human stupidity and dumbness. You do not understand the meaning of the word “quote” so let me invent a quote for you. “My name is Marcus Armani and I have been proven to be stupid and dumb.” Does it sound so harmless now? Send me your photo and I will take this all a step farther and add that quote against the backdrop of your photo — you numbskull.

  32. Instead of fighting each other over who said this and who didn’t, just think a minute about this quote please. I love this quote and try to be like that from now.

  33. Hossien, come back when you understand the meaning of the story — in the meantime, tell your story while you’re walking away.

  34. wow a lot of people don’t understand that HE didn’t say it and then saying eminems quote is meaningful when he didnt even say it at all. doesn’t even sound like him. I found this pic today and shared it, then looked up the information. as soon as i saw it was fake i deleted it. and copied and pasted the real quote and shared that. then i told the person who first shared it that eminem didn’t say that.

  35. Wow Damien,you’re a work of art.Intelligent,funny, creative, etc… Oh wait, no you’re not, that’s me. You’re just some guy (I think) getting pissed of what people say. Shut thr fuck up and take your blog down because you’re not getting any positive reviews.

  36. No, Juan, I am only making a lot of money. Can I see your website where you are “intelligent, funny and creative?” Does it get 1.4 million visits per year? Yes — that’s what I get — and that adds up to a lot of money. What do you make in Rio — a few dollars a week? If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a 3rd World douche bag.

  37. Your just not nice Damien… Please prove to these people what cussing at them accomplishes… Also you disprove yourself each time you post, thanks for the wonderful post though.

  38. Your just not nice Damien… Please prove to these people what swearing at them accomplishes… Also you disprove yourself each time you post, thanks for the wonderful post though.

  39. your a ass hole

  40. Kaleb — You meant to write, “you’re an asshole.”

  41. Good article. Both this quote and the Betty White one you mentioned are fucking irritating. It seems as though all you need today is for one guy or gal to make a pretty Tumblr graphic out of a fake quote by an arbitrary celebrity, and then it’s everywhere. However, it doesn’t seem mature that you’re namecalling and rather rudely responding to people’s comments. I understand that not only is this your website and you can do as you wish and that certain comments are irritating enough to warrant a sarcastic and/or defensive response. I simply think there are nicer ways to handle people and their stupidity. That’s on you, though. Once again, good article.

  42. Yeah, I think a lot of us could already see this coming. “Whoa a quote from a celebrity that isn’t true.” So, its good to get that out of the way. So, let me just leave this saying:

    Damien, you are an asshole, not because of this post, but because based on your replies, you are a just an unpleasent ass. Thanks for the post.

  43. Sorry to let you down, but I’m too bored to lace into you.

  44. I call them by the names they have earned. This is what they understand. Sad Teenager.

  45. I looked this up because my cousin posted a meme of the falsely attributed Eminem quote. I looked at it for a second and then thought, “There’s no way he said this!” Thanks for the additional context.

  46. So refreshing to see someone else rejecting plagiarism!!

    It’s stealing and yet on the Internet it seems perfectly to do this. It’s happening more and more. Original authors, artists et al are having their quotes stolen and are not being credit for something they created.

    When I point this out to peeps, I’m told ‘so what?’ or ‘how do you know?’ or ‘does it matter?’ or ‘who cares?’ etc etc.

    Of course it matters, even changing a word or two is wrong.

    Thank you.

  47. So what if he didn’t say it (not that I am saying it is right to do so). The real meaning (at least in my eyes) is the fact that it means something. I don’t know about you but I honestly don’t care about who said it but more about what it says. I really do want people to get credit for what they say, but if you think about it shouldn’t the fact that it gets heard is more important?

  48. If you don’t care, and you don’t know who said it, or you are uncertain of the origin, Vicente. simply take away the quotation marks. It’s that simple. We covered quotes and quotation marks in 3rd grade.

    Warmest regards
    Damien LeGallienne – Editor

  49. DDM is just a troll without a life. His entire website is dedicated to being a good for nothing LOW LIFE who spends his time talking trash to others. Ignore the fucking pussy…hide behind the net more you fraudulent pos.

  50. DDM is an email address — Damien Direct Mail — not a person.

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