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Al Sharpton, Whoopi Goldberg and others weigh in on Justin Bieber’s N-word scandal

 Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

“You know, Canadian words — I’m going to say the word so get ready to beep me. N—– doesn’t mean anything in Canada.

“Black Canadians and black Americans are two separate groups of people,” Goldberg elaborated. “And how do I know this? Well, I did a movie last year, in Canada. And a young, wonderful Canadian woman wrote it, and I’m reading it and I’m thinking, ‘We would never say a thing like this,’ So I went to the director and I said, ‘what is this?’ And he said, ‘oh, she lives here.’ And I said, ‘so she doesn’t know anything, she doesn’t get what we’re talking about. So we had to make adjustments, and that’s just the way it is.

“I don’t mean to say Canadians have been throwing it around. I don’t think, that when they hear the songs everyone is playing, and every other word is n—-,” she said, getting back to Bieber. “What I’m saying is that, when you are 15 and you’re someplace where that’s not a word that you have associated with people of color, they weren’t calling them that.”

 

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4 Comments

  1. butterbeansugar on June 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

    this is a classic example of what is going on with young white kids they are not educated on this in schools , DONT ANYONE GET THIS ….. SOMETIMES I THINK WE JUST LIVE IN A IGNORANT WORLD ..!!!!!!!! a man as smart as sharpton is beginng to sound STUPID ALSO … THERE IS NO PASS FOR THIS HE SHOULD BE MADE A EXAMPLE JUST LIKE VANILLA ICE WENT DOWN HE SHOULD TOO …
    donald stevino did the same thing as justin and he lost everything time to demand that our children get better educated on the horrible effects racism is having on a whole generation , if you are waiting on kids to SAY ITS WRONG ..IT WANT HAPPEN MOST TEENS DONT UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF RACISM MOST KIDS ARE THINKING THOSE PEOPLE (SLAVES ) HAD NOTHIG TO DO WITH US !! JUSTIN BIEBER UNFORTUNATELY CAN BE THE BEST EXAMPLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE SO THEY ALL KNOW AT 15 your responsible at 21 for what you did at 15 hell they certifiying 15 year old murderers as adult , if were saying racism is a cancer sore on our society THEN THAT MEANS HEALING STARTS HERE .
    I DONT THINK JUSTIN SHOULD BE CASTRATED LOL .. BUT he is someone our black teens like , and someone has to be the fall guy on racism just like any other crime .. you fall when you fail …

    his mother taught him nothing she is responsible for putting him in the hands of usher and jermaine duprie , to raise , she wanted the money and didnt care to go on tour and make sure her 14 year old kid was kept in line his tather too .. now they make millions off him , whats gonna happen if his million go … he will want to kill hisself and the parents will not know how to save him … young andy gibbs killled himself just cause a woman didnt want him .. he was only 28 yr old , im sick of society giving a pass to bas kids with money willow smith included

  2. Lyric on June 6, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I don’t care if that boy was 14 or 15 years of age or if his mom and he hadn’t been around many African-Americans. He knew full well that the N word is negative, hurtful, demeaning and is not used to “be nice”. The boy is full of crap and just because he has now surrounded himself with many African Americans, doesn’t mean s#!%.

  3. Sandra on June 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Whoopi and Mike Tyson sound dumb with their statements. Why go into a long dialogue about Canada, young people, and learning new words? Stop defending racism and acting like white people need to be taught how to talk to or about black people. They know and if they don’t, it’s no one’s responsibility to care. Using a racial slur and referencing the KKK? Oh I think he knows enough about race relations to make that connection. Enough with all of these wordy, weak explanations and statements. NO EXCUSES.

  4. jeff cole on June 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Whoopy Goldberg and Al Sharpton, what a brain trust that is! Should have included Jesse (Rainbow) Jackson so he could tell you about his wonderful son, that he played race cards to get him in a position to scam the folks.Jesse is lucky nobody forced some issues on him, li9ke the strong arm work to get a Budweiser Distribution Place. The Crook!