Days after Bill Maher casually referred to himself as a "house n***a" on cable television, another white comedian, Jay Mohr, decided it was perfectly within his right to drop the word on Twitter — twice.
Mohr seemed to want to deliberately provoke Black Twitter with his use of the slur, and he was inspired to do so because of what Lil Boosie said about the LGBTQ community in a recent interview. Follow along as we try to connect the dots here.
It all started with Jay dropping the n-bomb twice on Twitter in a single day — the first in reference to Boosie's interview in which he made a number of homophobic remarks about seeing gay men have sex in prison. The second time, it was to call another Twitter user "corny."
LIL Boosie says Nigga 19 times but twitter accusing him of— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) June 6, 2017
This nigga just got called corny https://t.co/TNchXmzWFb— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) June 6, 2017
TMZ then ran with the story, going a step further to point out that Mohr has long been using the n-word and other offensive terms in his standup routines. Watch:
Shortly after the TMZ article ran and his mentions blew up, Mohr fired off another tweet, this time saying he "called it" that "bottom feeder" gossip sites would run stories about his use of the n-word and fire up Twitter as a result.
Uh, yeah, Jay. You "called it."
It's been one of those weeks where you just want to put your head on the desk and take a nap.
See how Bill Maher landed in controversy for using the n-word with BET Breaks, above.
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