Humor, Satire, Trifling Person of the Week

TPN‘s Trifling Musician of the Week

John Mayer

Never.

I repeat: Never.

That’s the answer for those of you out there asking ‘When is it okay for someone who isn’t black to use the N word?’ Next topic: Fine for a single person to sleep around. Not fine: Discussing it in a national magazine in such crude terms. Telling your boys? Use as much slang as you like. Telling someone with a tape recorder? Be cool. So, John. You’re a bigtime celeb. You should know these rules. And I think you do. You just don’t care. So for that: you’re trifling.

–Xavier Muhammad

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Discussion

7 thoughts on “TPN‘s Trifling Musician of the Week

  1. If you’re waiting on the world to change, you’re not going to be taking a lot of responsibility for your own actions, now are you?

    Posted by John Tatter | February 12, 2010, 10:20 am
  2. Getting celebs to talk candidly and explicitly about their sex lives is– frankly, what Playboy interviews are all about. I’m sure they goaded it out of him.

    As for use of the n-word and other racial slurs well–I really don’t think anyone should use them. That said, the context in which Mayer says it is clearly out of ignorance, not malice like say Michael Richards or Paris Hilton. Sad to say, he probably got comfortable with the word from hanging out with his black friends. I’m down right embarrassed by how freely a lot of younger black folks are throwing this word around in public.

    Posted by LOU | February 12, 2010, 10:43 am
  3. Whos John Mayer?

    Posted by Mike | February 12, 2010, 11:49 am
  4. Using the N-word is NEVER ok, I don’t care what race you are! Whether it’s the *sshole racist, the punk white kid trying to be down with the homies, or the black kid greeting his freinds, it should NOT be used.

    Posted by Michael | February 12, 2010, 11:59 am
  5. I had to read all that crap about somebody I’d never heard of until the media blew their wad over one word, to find out what made HIM trifling?

    Xavier Muhammad responds: One word? People were outraged over far more than one word, James. And I’m not even sure which word you mean: the N-word, the C-word, the P-word…read his interview. You have endless choices. (BTW: I know John because he was on Chapelle’s show some years ago).

    Posted by James | February 12, 2010, 2:22 pm
  6. Wow, Xavier, really disappointed you use the N-word. Even more disappointed you have different standards for different people. What do the terms “ethics” and “character” mean to you?

    Xavier Muhammad responds: I do have different standards for different people, Renee. Don’t you? My sister can tell me our mother is fat. You, however, cannot tell me the same.

    Also, by N-word, I’m assuming you’re referring to how I used ‘never’ twice in my article. Sorry, but it was the only word that fit.

    Posted by Renee | February 12, 2010, 8:14 pm
    • *That’s the answer for those of you out there asking ‘When is it okay for someone who isn’t black to use the N word?’*

      No one should use the word whether they are black, white, brown, yellow, or… Barney. You inferred it is okay for black people to use the word. I think it is just as ugly regardless of who says it.

      And… if calling someone by the “n-word” is the same as calling them “fat”, or ‘cracker’ for that matter, why can’t we all use it? What’s the big deal?

      Posted by Renee | February 16, 2010, 3:57 pm

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