Al Sharpton Admits Loving Publicity: ‘That’s Exactly What I’m Trying to Do’

MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton, who frequently posts photos of himself on Instagram doing things like reading his own book or posing in front of other photos of himself, unexpectedly reveals in a new mini documentary that he loves the spotlight.

A the production follows Sharpton around throughout his workday, which he says begins as early as 5 a.m. (“I don’t need an alarm clock. Purpose wakes me up”) and features Sharpton talking about his career trajectory from activists to cable news host.

Sharpton says “on a slow day” he hosts his radio show and his TV show, attends a rally or church and has meetings. “So, when people say to you Al Sharpton’s just trying to get a lot of attention and publicity, that’s exactly what I’m trying to do.”

He goes on to say he’s not a “studio activist,” he’s a “real activist who also goes in the studio.”


[Photo via Instagram @real_sharpton]

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