John Mayer tweeted an apology for saying the n-word in an interview with Playboy. “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,” he wrote. In the controversial interview, John Mayer said, “Black people love me.” However, his Black fans may not love him so much any more after his next quote. “Someone asked me the other day, ‘What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?’ And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n***** pass.” In Mayer’s Twitter apology he said, “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.” He chided himself for being “so raw in interviews,” saying, “I’ve created somewhat of a monster.” What do you think about John Mayer’s use of the N-word and his apology? Is a Twitter apology sufficient? Has he lost his “hood pass” for good? Read More:
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