From 8-1-16 episode of The Rob Zicari Show LIVE 10-1pm M-F
There was a huge controversy last week. Apparently, the newly-crowned Miss Teen USA was caught using racial slurs.
What did she say? Did she call someone a gook or a wop or a beaner or a hebe or a towelhead? What did she say that caused such turmoil and threatened her crown? What? What got the social justice warriors all riled up? You know, those people who travel to rallies and say the whites have to sit in the back of the bus and only black protesters can sit up front. You know, those protesters who chant about death to cops.
Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay is from Texas. She has been brought up in a culture where the N-word is used repeatedly in music she listens to and on TV shows she watches. I hate using the term ’N-word.’ It makes everyone sound like children. “Mommy grounded me because I used the F-word. WAAHH!”
I looked at the tweets that got Karlie in hot water. To me, it sounds like a young person who lives in today’s culture. They say you can’t say that word, that it comes from a dark chapter in our history. But that word has been completely commercialized and exploited. In this day and age, when you have Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, etc. making records and doing concerts and their main audience is young white suburban kids, it seems a little silly to not expect that word to pop up in their conversations.
I doubt people like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne really give a crap about what white suburban kids are saying to each other as long as they keep buying their music. They know that these kids are the ones who are paying $175 dollars for the nosebleed seats at their concerts.
When I heard about the “racist” tweets, I expected something that was really bad, like a hate manifesto, but all I saw was a girl who is trying to talk black because she’s been influenced by that culture since she was 12 or 13. There was no racial venom behind her use of the word. Hate to break it to the social justice warriors, but Karlie Hay talks like all white suburban kids talk now. Don’t want them to say it? Tell Rick Ross. Tell Lil Wayne. If you’re going to ban the use of the word, ban it universally, or don’t whine when kids pick it up and use it.
Of course, Karlie had to issue apology tweets. It’s weird, because if you read her statement, it sounds like she is apologizing for a time in her life when she was trying to be black.
Several years ago, I had many personal struggles and found myself in a place that is not representative of who I am as a person…
I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for. Through hard work…
Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that…
I am today a better person. I am honored to hold this title and I will use this platform to promote the values of…
The Miss Universe Organization, and my own, that recognize the confidence, beauty and perseverance of all women
We keep throwing around the words racist and bigot in ways they’re not supposed to be used. A little girl repeating words she is constantly inundated with in pop culture is not racist. Using the ’N-word’ today is not about the struggle for racial equality and to keep the black man down. Not when it’s been commercialized and exploited like it has to white kids. It’s a word that has been used to make millions of dollars, so spare me your liberal outrage.
Part of the controversy revolves around the fact that in the picture of the Miss Teen USA contestants, the girls were white with blonde hair. Chrissy Teigen tweeted: Wow how can we choose from such a diverse bunch
Now, if you have a picture of a bunch of white girls, it’s offensive. Even if they are not as talented or qualified and pretty or whatever, everyone has to be included on that stage, because diversity is important. Diversity is just another word for affirmative action. Should people get special treatment solely based on the color of their skin? Of course not. It’s insane. That’s what affirmative action is. So they changed the word. When you say ‘diversity,’ it’s something different. It’s softer and gentler. Kinda like when they changed ‘illegal alien’ to ‘undocumented worker.’
So a bunch of white girls in a picture is a problem now?