Friday, February 12, 2010

John Mayer is not a racist...

(flattering picture, isn't it?)

This may well mark the first time in my life that I've ever rushed to defend John Mayer. After all, a guy as talented as he is producing the type of music that he does, to a guitar player, should be punishable by... I don't know... being tied to a post and forced to listen to Hawthorne Hights until his ears bleed? This guy has some serious talent, and if you don't believe me, go to Youtube (you're welcome for the plug, Google) and watch him play the blues on stage with some of history's greatest players. But anyway..

The point I'm trying to make is that John Mayer is not a racist. He may have said something stupid which was later taken out of context, but still. That doesn't make him a racist. Come on folks, let's be serious here. Who has never said that word before in any context? I'm sure everyone has (I can for a FACT guarantee that anyone who's every watched Chapelle show has), they just aren't followed by the media all the time for anyone to hear it. On top of that, this is a guy whose heroes and musical insiprations are all legendary black musicians. It would be ridiculous for him to be racist.

The sad thing is that while E! and CNN, and other forms of news are all busy covering John Mayer's racism, we have real problems that need to be addressed, like actual racism. To say that someone hates all people of a certain race is a very strong thing to say, yet there are people who are actually racist out there - people who dress up in funny robes and hats and march through the streets advertising their racism openly. THOSE are racists. John Mayer is not... so, everyone... please stop calling him a racist.

Now that that point is clear, can we please return to calling him a pussy? That insult he deserves!

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