“Stress” Caused Hulk Hogan To Use The N-Word? The Lamest Excuses For Racist Behavior By The Stars
Is “stress” an excuse for calling someone the n-word? What about amnesia? The only thing worse than the comments made by these racist celebrities are their excuses.
She Tricked Me
After months of silence, Donald Sterling finally made an appearance on CNN — to blame V. Stiviano for “baiting” him into making those racist comments about Blacks. It may have been more believable if he hadn’t slipped into another racist rant during his apology interview.
Everybody Says It; She Was Young; She Was Drinking; AND It Was New Year’s Eve
Paris Hilton’s publicist figured, if you can’t find one good excuse, try coming up with a few. After Hilton was caught on camera saying the n-word, Elliot Mintz released this statement to the public on her behalf: “Each of us has used words we have regretted later. This was six years ago. She was 20 at the time. It was New Year’s Eve. She had been obviously drinking. She sincerely regrets using those words. She is not a racist or an anti-Semite.”
Did he leave any excuses out?
My Best Friend Is Black
The only thing crazier than Charlie Sheen getting in trouble for calling ex-wife Denise Richards the n-word was his apology that made sure to mention he had a Black friend. That’s right, one good Black friend. “I deeply apologize by my choice of words to all I have obviously offended; especially to Tony Todd, an African-American, who was my best man at my first two weddings.”
I Had A Bad Night
Michael Richards thought that explanation would just about cover it when he discussed his racist on-stage tirade on The Late Show. He went on to say, “I’m not a racist, that’s what’s so insane about this.” Maybe he should watch the tape again, because he sure sounded like one.
I Don’t Recall
Couture fashion designer John Galliano said he was so drunk he doesn’t remember yelling “I love Hitler” at a bar. Unfortunately for him, thousands more will never forget that moment as it was captured on a bystander’s cellphone. But worse than that, he was caught making fun of Jews while sober just a few weeks later.
I Thought I Was Being Funny
Don Imus said he was surprised at the media outrage that came down after he called the Rutgers University women’s basketball team a bunch of “nappy-headed hos.” Apparently he thought everyone should calm down about “some idiot comment meant to be amusing.” When the firestorm still didn’t die down, Imus responded with something closer to a real apology: “Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”
I Was Making A Philosophical Point
That’s what famous advice-giver Dr. Laura Schlessinger had to say about the 2010 incident when she called a caller a “hypersensitive” victim of “black think” when she complained about her in-laws’ racism — before going on an n-word tangent herself. Schlessinger later apologized for the rant on her blog, saying “I was attempting to make a philosophical point.”
“I Meant No Harm”
Iggy Azalea’s long list of racist Tweets from the early days of her career prompted her to make this apology when she was asked not to attend yet another event because of her past inappropriate behavior: “I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering these words.” Did that sound heartfelt to you?
It Wasn’t Me
When she found herself embroiled in another racist scandal, this time for taking a picture with her son in brownface, Paula Deen said it wasn’t her that posted the photo on Twitter, but an employee. But who posed for the picture, Paula?
It Was A Term Of Endearment
Madonna not only called her son #disni**a on Instagram, but she also got offended when other people were offended by her use of the n-word: “It was not meant as a racial slur… It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.”
“It Was Completely Taken Out Of Context”
When Dog The Bounty Hunter’s son released a tape of his father asking him not to date a ni**er, Duane Chapman immediately apologized, but said that listeners had it all wrong: “It was completely taken out of context. I was disappointed in his choice of a friend, not due to her race, but her character.”
Sure you were.
“I’m A Comedian”
Kevin Hart ruffled a lot of feathers when he made this excuse for encouraging colorism between Black women.
“I Was Young”
After a video surfaced of Justin Bieber singing “One Less Lonely Ni**er” when he was 15, Bieber said, “As a kid I didn’t understand the power of certain words. [I] didn’t realise at the time that it wasn’t funny.” He makes no mention of the kid next to him, telling him it wasn’t funny as he made the joke.
I Was Drunk
Mel Gibson went on Good Morning America to give Diane Sawyer this classic excuse for his anti-Semitic tirade against a cop in Malibu. When Sawyer asked, “What if the cop had been Black?” Gibson responded, “Who knows? I’d have to get loaded again and tell you.”
He Was Stressed Out
Joining a string of supporters coming to Hulk Hogan’s defense, wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper said everyone should give Hogan a break. The legendary wrestler was just stressed about his son’s car crash at the time he made those racist comments — while he was filming his sex tape… OK, Roddy…