Earlier this week, an Instagram Live video was posted of a group of white girls from the Alpha Phi Sorority at the #UniversityOfNewHampshire singing along to #GoldDigger by #KanyeWest. You know the lyrics are, “Now I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke n*ggas,” right? Well, the singing wasn’t well-received and left the girls branded as racist.
This bothered Daily Mail editor-at-large #PiersMorgan enough to dedicate a column shaming those who shamed these girls for the colloquial use of “n*gga.” “Even by the pathetically easily offended snowflake standards of modern day US campuses, this is ridiculous,” he wrote. “How can it possibly be racist to sing along to a song that was No1 in America for TEN WEEKS? And is the word ‘n***a’ racist anyway?”
Y’all can answer that last part for yourselves, but Morgan didn’t stop there. “Oh, I know the word ‘n****r’ from which it is derived is racist. We all know that,” Morgan continued. “But even among black people there is disagreement as to whether the word ‘n***a’ is actually a racist or offensive term at all.”
Morgan later argued that “the only way to stop its use completely is for EVERYONE to stop using it, including black people.” He added, “To me, there is no difference between ‘n****r’ and ‘n***a’. They sound exactly the same, and are therefore open to permanent confusion and the exact same capacity to offend.”
Piers Morgan concluded his argument by insisting that the sorority girls did nothing wrong and that if you’re looking for someone to blame “then blame Kanye West.”
Do you guys think he has a point? You can read his full post at DailyMail.
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