Wednesday, February 10, 2010

John Mayer sparks racial controversy, yet again....

The following excerpt is from a post on John Mayer's 2010 interview with Playboy. Its contents on race has sparked controversy throughout the blogosphere and has become a constant trendy topic on Twitter. I will not post feedback on the article, but Mayer's statements are clearly hurtful and worthy of self-reflection:

In the midst of sharing his thoughts on sex, Mayer also took time to give a few eyebrow-raising soundbites on race, particularly his strong African American fanbase and his predilection for Caucasian women, when it comes to matters of lust.

"I am a very…I'm just very. V-E-R-Y," Mayer said. "And if you can't handle very, then I'm a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That's why black people love me."

"Someone asked me the other day, 'What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?" Mayer continued. "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----r pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, 'I can't have a hood pass. I've never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, 'We're full.'"

"My d--k is sort of like a white supremacist," Mayer went on. "I've got a Benetton heart and a f---in David Duke cock. I'm going to start dating separately from my d--k."

Despite all this, Mayer insists, "I've never been a bad boy. I may have taken someone through the wringer psychologically, but I've never been sinister."

Mayer's interview has already sparked controversy on social networking sites like Twitter, where he was a trending topic on Wednesday afternoon. User OneNiceDish wrote, "Seriously, what is wrong with John Mayer? Total asshat," while jfuentes tweeted, "Why is everyone still surprised when John Mayer says crazy sh*t to reporters? He lives for this stuff."

"Wow. John Mayer, you are just too open minded," tweeted neopoliandreams. "Thoughts like that should be nothing more than thoughts, 'specially if you're famous."

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