Just Don't Say It

  1. Michael Richard's racial rant prompts black leaders to urge all entertainers - rappers included - to stop using the "n-word".

    Jackson Calls On Entertainment Industry To Stop Use Of Slur - Entertainment - nbc4.tv | KNBC
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    Michael Richard's racial rant prompts black leaders to urge all entertainers - rappers included - to stop using the "n-word".

    Jackson Calls On Entertainment Industry To Stop Use Of Slur - Entertainment - nbc4.tv | KNBC

    My thought when I saw the outrage at Michael Richard's outburst was where is the outrage at black comedians?

    Mr. Richard's words were ugly - but the guys they were directed at said they had NEVER had those words directed at them? Really? And they were so traumatized that they are suing?

    I don't condone using ugly words like the "n" word at all. By anyone.

    Black or white or green.

    steph
  4. by   Tweety
    Perhaps the outrage was slow in coming, but the article shows it's there.

    I think they are taking ownership that most of the "n-word" use is by blacks themselves and they are taking the stand it's unacceptable.

    But in some people's minds, it's unacceptable for a white comedien to use it but o.k. for a black. This is the mindset they are fighting.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    stupid of him to respond to their taunts but standup somedians learn to put up with hecklers early in their career
    i personally hate to have a bunch of people ruining a show or movie that i paid to see but no excuse for outburst
    i would hope that we could move beyond hurful words for women, ethic slurs etc...not going to happen any time soon i am afraid
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    We vetted this issue for quite a long time on another, nearly infamous thread. I won't rehash my position here.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f112/tea...se-138348.html

    I will say that Juan Williams, author of the book, 'Enough', even though he agrees with the consensus here, acknowledges that it's sort of silly for the Jesse Jacksons of the world to suddenly become indignant about the use of the word NOW, when a white person said it, after years of ignoring it in the pop culture. (he said this on the Laura Ingraham radio show, which I heard on my way to work last night.)

    While you might think that at least they are coming out against it now, it's way too little, too late: this horse was long ago let out of the barn in the pop culture.

    I agree that the men castigated by Richards are more interested in what's in it for them than they are motivated by any true measure of damage. It's also true that Richards is so desperate to put the issue behind him, that he will buy them off. I don't even think it's unseemly for them to ask for money.

    After all, if, for example, Russell Crowe threw a telephone at ME, I'd ask for a pretty penny to make the issue go away. . .

    What I want to know is THIS: how much should Britney pay me to get over being offended by the pics of her going commando? Shoot, how much should she pay me to get over even knowing she exists? I think that I can make a reasonable case that I'm scarred for life.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Dec 2, '06
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    TIM, I was waiting for you to weigh in and KNEW you'd reference that other thread.

    As to Britney, I'm with you there . . . . except I'd traumatized by the photos of her unattractive soon-to-be former husband, K-Fed. What did she see in him??? Big Loser is written all over him.

    My stomach turned a bit listening to "Kramer" attempt to explain and apologize.

    steph

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