White Fox Host: N-Word Is “Divisive” Because “It Makes You Feel Like There Are Different Rules For Different People”
Fox's Martha MaCallum Lashes Out At Larry Wilmore For Using N-Word At White House Correspondents Dinner
From the May 2 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File:
MARTHA MACALLUM (HOST): The White House doing a bit of defense after the host of this weekend's Correspondents Dinner went into kind of an ugly place to get a laugh.
MARK HANNAH: It's tough for me to come out as a guy who personifies whiteness and has like white privilege oozing out of my pores here. The debate with Kevin on whether people should be taking offense at Larry Wilmore. But look, I've been to these White House Correspondents Dinners, I went to one with George Bush as president. You've got to have pretty thick skin to get there and this is late at night. There are some off-color comments. Even Bill O'Reilly has come out and said tonight even that Larry Wilmore was coming from an affectionate place. That if you read these remarks in context, it's not that bad. What really ticks me off frankly is when people like Kevin, black conservatives, come on TV and say the Black Lives Matter protesters are being too sensitive when they protest somebody who has basically been shot, an unarmed black kids has been shot, but yet when a comedian uses a bad word all of a sudden they're protesting. Methinks thou dost protest too much, Kevin.
MACALLUM: I need to point out that the word he used was the N word, because we bleeped it out. Just want to make it clear to everybody at home so that they know what we're talking about. But Kevin, you know, weigh in on this because you know I tell my kids never to use that word right? So then they see this [inaudible] and they say like, how come some people can use it and other people can't use it? And It's funny when some people use it. It sends a very -- it's kind of a divisive message actually because it makes you feel like you know, that there are different rules for different people. And if you can get away with it, then it's okay.
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