11 February 2010

Race and Entertainment.

SMH. Where do I begin? John Mayer, MY John Mayer, the John Mayer who sings me to sleep every night made some very disturbing comments about his penis, black people, and his ex Jessica Simpson. Most people who read the interview (link at the bottom) was so fixated on him using the N-word that they completely disregarded the other ignorant shit he said. I wasn't so much upset at his usage of the N-word because lets be honest, had that been Kanye, Jay-Z, or Lil Wayne that said it, it wouldnt have been an issue. Do I think its an acceptable word for him to use? No, but thats at the bottom of his stupid pile.

Question: "Do black women throw themselves at you?"

Answer: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.

MY problem with his interview is the David Duke comment and the fact that he refers to his penis as a "white supremacist". Like WTH. Really though? So basically what you're saying is forget the fact that I have millions of BLACK FEMALE fans that LOVE and BUY my music, I still wouldnt be with them. Some shit is better left unsaid. Even if thats how he felt/feels we couldve went without that information.

I also find it strange how easily people forgave him. It was like as soon as he released a statement/apology via Twitter, people instantly gave him a pass. Now lets rewind to about 5 months ago... remember the whole Kanye West and Taylor Swift fiasco? I do. Kanye West has apologized plenty of times, but to no avail. People refuse to let it go. Simply put, he's been "blackballed". He hasn't been invited to any award shows this season nor has he been nominated. I find this to be bullshit. Kanye West's 808's and Heartbreaks album was one of the best rap albums out last year and for the Grammy's to snub him for something that happened 5 months ago is ridiculous. The media slayed Kanye West, but John Mayer's comments went relatively unnoticed.

So this all has me thinking about how race and entertainment coincide. Alot of people have forgiven John Mayer saying that thats just how he is. He's a natural born asshole so that what they expect. Well, so is Kanye. We all know that Kanye is extremely outspoken with ass-hole tendencies so why forgive one and not the other. Is it because one is black and the other is white?

1 comment:

  1. Yea...I was thinking the same thing... I need to get my post game up...Good work. After reading the interview I wasn't as mad as the media hyped it up to make me. He was drunk during the interview. People should realize though be it Playboy or the New York Times people are reading & negative information spreads like wildfire through this forest we call the world wide web