Good morning folks,
Yesterday the Twitter world was up in arms regarding some comments John Mayer said in an interview he had done with Playboy. Here is what was said:
MAYER: It depends on what I picked up. My two biggest hits are “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Daughters.” If you think those songs are pandering, then you’ll think I’m a douche bag. It’s like I come on very strong. I am a very…I’m just very. V-E-R-Y. And if you can’t handle very, then I’m a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That’s why black people love me.
PLAYBOY: Because you’re very?
MAYER: Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n****r pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, “I can’t really have a hood pass. I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.’”
PLAYBOY: It is true; a lot of rappers love you. You recorded with Common and Kanye West, played live with Jay-Z.
MAYER: What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.
PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?
MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.
PLAYBOY: Let’s put some names out there. Let’s get specific.
MAYER: I always thought Holly Robinson Peete was gorgeous. Every white dude loved Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And Kerry Washington. She’s superhot, and she’s also white-girl crazy. Kerry Washington would break your heart like a white girl. Just all of a sudden she’d be like, “Yeah, I sucked his dick. Whatever.” And you’d be like, “What? We weren’t talking about that.” That’s what “Heartbreak Warfare” is all about, when a girl uses jealousy as a tactic.
My first thought reading that “That was pretty dumb of him to say”. However I did not immediately think “John Mayer is racist and doesn’t like black women”. Nor did I think he was going around calling us the dreaded N word. Here’s the thing, John Mayer tried to make a funny with the whole ‘my dick is a white supremicist’.. unfortunately for him, it just wasn’t funny. In my opinion it wasn’t meant in a racist way, it’s just for HIS life he hasn’t slept with any black females. Now ladies answer me this, do any of you have a “black panther p*ssy”? I mean let’s be honest-t-t-t-t *Drake voice*. All of the black women that were quick to jump down his throat, can you honestly say that you’ve been with a White male or even kissed one? Until you have… get outta here with that racist talk, you have a Black Panther P*ssy yourself. He shouldn’t have said the comment the way he did, however he’s not wrong for saying he’s only slept with white women. That’s just his sexual background.
A stupid person doesn’t always equal a racist person, but a racist person is pretty stupid to me. Learn the difference.
Moving right along to his “hood pass” comment. It was just a dumb statement, he tried to do a comparison and “denounce” the word but clearly he missed the mark. Mr Mayer should have known that no good could have came from using the word, especially in a print interview. My thought though, for all of the black people that went off about John’s statements let me ask you guys something: Do you use the N word in all it’s different variations? Do you call yourself a bitch and love Hip-Hop songs from rappers like Gucci and Lil Wayne where they’re calling you a bitch and a hoe. To me, I think let it start at home. Why don’t we make a bigger fuss of our black men degrading us but as soon as someone white makes a comment like they’ve never slept with a black woman, we want to publicly stone him. Get your mind right people.