John Mayer apologizes for using the N-word
John has since apologized for his use of the N-word:
“Re: using the ‘N word’ in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged. I should have never said the word and I will never say it again.”
Now, I know a lot of people are quick to call him a racist, but I disagree. I don’t think he was saying it in a derogatory way, but really, is the word itself is extremely derogatory. I hate the word myself, and have wondered for years why it is that the same people that use the word in jest, or in music, are offended when other people use it. In my opinion NOBODY should use the word. It’s an ugly, ugly word, and I hate that it is thrown around in rap music and in “slang”. I don’t care what color you are, it shouldn’t be a term that is used, ever.
So let’s bury the N-word once and for all. And as we said in my Ustream last night, anyone who uses it should be publicly flogged. Just my opinion, but dammit, I think I’m right.