(n) An "African Child" is an action by a respected person/group that made them lost credibility because said action was either politically motivated or preachy and not within that person/group's normal behaviour. Politicians and Journalists, for example, cannot do an African Child because political motivation is within their normal behaviour. African Childs are common among musicians, but not among Actors/Actresses. An African Child is akin to "selling out" or "finding religion" as downfalls of artists or celebrities.
American Idiot sucked, man, but it wasn't an African Child until they did a fucking musical.
by Geoff Odens June 14, 2010

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×