Saturday, June 10, 2017

#BillMaher gets 'SCHOOLED' by #IceCube about using the N-word! [vid]

As scheduled, Icue Cube appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show after the now INFAMOUS 'house n*gger' comment.  Maher has sense apologized...TWICE.

Maher's latest apology came during a conversation with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, who "schooled" Maher over the host's use of the racial slur, which was an "unconscious reflex… that grows out of a culture that reflexively identifies that particular word with some heinous acts in history."

"We're all evolving. We're all who we are," Maher said. "By the way, this happened once. A guy said a weird thing, I made a bad joke. Yes, it was wrong and I own up to that. But it's not like I made a career of this… It happened, and it was wrong. People make mistakes, we're all sinners."

Maher added, "I just don't want to pretend this is more of a race thing than a comedian thing. Comedians are a special kind of monkey." The host also joked that Kathy Griffin "owes me a fruit basket" for knocking her off the front page following her own controversy.

 But that did NOT put him in the CLEAR to her HELD TO TASK by the controversial and opinionated rapper/actor.producer Ice Cube!

Cube took the host to task for his "transgression." Earlier in the week, Ice Cube said of Maher's remark, "You gotta know when to shut up."

"I knew you was going to fuck up sooner or later," the rapper said Friday. "I love your show, but you been bucking up that line a little bit. You got a lot of black jokes… Sometimes you sound like a redneck trucker."

Ice Cube then asked, "What made you think that it was cool to say that?"

After Maher reiterated what he told Dyson, Ice Cube said, "I accept your apology, but I still think we need to get to the root of the psyche, because I think there are a lot of guys out there who cross the line because they a little too familiar… or is guys who had a black girlfriend or two that made them some Kool-Aid now and then think they can cross the line, and they can't."

Ice Cube added that the slur is "like a knife. You can use it as a weapon or you can use it as a tool. It's been used as a weapon against us by white people, and we're not gonna let that happen again by nobody, because it's not cool. It's in the lexicon, everybody talk it, but it's our word now. You can't have it back."

"When I hear my homies say it, it don't feel like venom," the rapper said. "When I hear a white person say it, it feels like that knife stabbing me, even if they don't mean it."

That was an IMPORTANT statement for Ice Cube to make.  The WORD is not GOOD to use by anybody.  But WE as black people took the POWER away from the word by using it.  When other races use it, it is like a WEAPON.  He was SO right on that one... BIG UP to CUBE!

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