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Reverend Al Sharpton

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The Resume

    (October 3, 1954- )
    Civil rights activist
    Sought the 2004 presidential nomination

Why he might be annoying:

    He separated from his wife after 23 years (2004).
    He ran for the candidacy of New York City Mayor and New York Senator on the Democratic party, despite living in New Jersey.
    He organizes days of outrage in which he blocks traffic.
    He supported Tawana Brawley, who claimed her civil rights were violated, even though they were not.
    He marched in Crown Heights Brooklyn, leading to racial riots.
    Sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating federal ground in Puerto Rico (May, 2001).
    He claims he is on a hunger strike in Prison - does anyone really care? (May, 2001).
    He runs for the presidency with no chance of winning, just to get some airtime and publicity.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is a friend of James Brown.
    He is harmless.
    He has a good sense of humor.
    In response to the debate on gay marriage during the 2004 Presidential Race, he said: 'The issue is not who you go to bed with. The issue is weather either of you have a job when you wake up in the morning.'
    He adlibbed his entire speech at the Democratic National Convention (2004).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 144 Votes: 52.08% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 265 Votes: 60.75% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 359 Votes: 57.94% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 355 Votes: 62.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 244 Votes: 53.28% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 433 Votes: 55.66% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 186 Votes: 64.52% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 714 Votes: 70.31% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 132 Votes: 78.79% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 352 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1686 Votes: 63.52% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2473 Votes: 68.01% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 1769 Votes: 80.61% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 362 Votes: 78.18% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 2029 Votes: 75.51% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 2134 Votes: 72.87% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 2015 Votes: 80.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 3361 Votes: 79.38% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 3477 Votes: 76.42% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 5791 Votes: 71.56% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1653 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 15725 Votes: 67.09% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 21277 Votes: 79.38% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 23541 Votes: 80.37% Annoying