Professional troll Piers Morgan is at it again, this time volunteering his theory on what Black people should and shouldn’t take offensively.
The columnist recently took to The Daily Mail to defend a group of White party girls from the University of New Hampshire’s Alpha Phi sorority dancing and singing along to Kanye West’s 2005 hit “Gold Digger.” The viral video shows the students singing its chorus, “I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger, but she ain’t messin’ with no broke n***as.”
His piece, ever so eloquently titled, “Don’t get angry about a bunch of white girls singing n***as, blame Kanye and the rap industry for putting it in their songs in the first place,” defended the young women and White people in general for using the slur because “even among black people there is disagreement as to whether the word is actually a racist or offensive term at all.”
It’s a shame that intraracial dialogue within the Black community is so concerning to some White folks that they constantly use it as justification for their own f**kery.
“Don’t worry about police brutality, worry about black-on-black crime.”
“Your ancestors were enslaved, not you! Get over it!”
The fact is, Piers has no right to dictate what Black folks find offensive when it comes to this heavily debated word or ANYTHING for that matter.
And his argument that they weren’t saying “nigger,” but “nigga” is irrelevant, to say the least.
As a matter of fact, I’m baffled as to why White folks even want to use the word! It’s such a simple ask not to, yet many seem to be fighting for the right to sing along with Yeezy, Jeezy and Weezy.
Sorry, but we gotta pull the “F.U.B.U.” card on y’all asses. It’s not cool. And I’m pretty sure Black people who disapprove of its use among African-Americans don’t want to hear Becky saying it either.
Are these college kids full-blown racists? Probably not. Should Piers Morgan be encouraging their behavior and blaming Kanye for these grown-ass people’s actions? Hell no.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.