Thursday, May 05, 2016
Hilarious black comedian (NOT)
But he gets let off because he is black -- which is pure racism
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday defended the remarks of Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Among the controversial remarks that grew the most condemnation, Wilmore said, “Welcome to Negro Night here in Washington. Or as Fox News will report, ‘Two thugs disrupt elegant dinner in DC.'” Wilmore closed out his monologue, saying, “So, Mr. President, I’m going to keep it a hundred. Yo, Barry, you did it, my n***a!”
American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan asked Earnest what he thought about Wilmore’s use of the n-word.
“I think the first thing that I would observe is that any comedian who signed up to follow President Obama at the White House Correspondents dinner is assuming one of the most difficult tasks in comedy, and just by nature of the engagement, that’s a tough job following the president of the United States,” said Earnest.
“But he crossed the line. Many African-Americans in that room – to include civil rights leaders, black comedians - were very appalled, even members of the Republican Party. Black Republicans were upset. Black Democrats were upset.