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21 Responses to Gawker Writer Fired For Using `Nigga` In Story

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    Link: Gawker Writer Fired For Using `Nigga` In Story - The use of `Nigga` was supposed to be a joke, but his bosses didn`t see it that way. Question: Was his firing deserved?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    I always thought Kanye was open season for mocking--especially since half his songs contain the word nigga. Is it a case of `you can say it--even nigga--if you`re not black.
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    cluffy Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Question: Did fancylad read the article? :-P
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    fghj Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    he was NOT fired
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    wait...that article says he wasn`t fired for that...and it seems to be written by his boss...


    Did you read this fancy?lol

    Or was this a test? Was this only a test?
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
    267 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Clicked on the link and it says "Gawker Writer Was Not Fired For Using `Nigga` In Kanye West Post." So I`m guessing his firing was deserved and also had nothing to do with his post.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    I frequently read stories that have ni--a, or something like that, and I wonder why that is not `inflammatory`, or `racist`? I can tell you this, if I wrote that someone was a motherf-ck-r, they wouldn`t be any less upset than if I`d written the whole word out, would they? The meaning hasn`t changed, has it?
    If you disagree, you`re a real c*nt!
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    Chocolatex Male 30-39
    84 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    I don`t call people Nig*a... unless they steal my bike
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    I read it and I did a little investigating and I found another article with his boss quoted in it saying "I thought it was a half-assed apology," Daulerio told TheWrap. "I basically do not want people working for the site who do not care." You can read it here.

    Sounds like his boss is back-peddling now, but the writer definitely got fired for his original article.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Sounds to me like he was indeed fired for the N-word. If not that was the tipping point. Problem is he was defining an acronym Kanye derived, "DONDA": Dis Original N***a Dresses Aight. Seth should have done what every white guy does when that word seems appropriate. Don`t use it.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    IAB post fail....

    But yes, any useage of this word by ANYONE in a proffesional setting (ie: YOUR JOB) should be immediately fired.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    "I don`t call people Nig*a... unless they steal my bike"

    Then you are still racist. What makes you think the thief would be black?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    I think Madest might have cracked it. The writer was probably on thin ice for something already and this was just the thing that management needed to seal the deal.
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    Chocolatex Male 30-39
    84 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    @Steelgrid
    It`s just an old stupid Internet meme www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd63P7mYXzo
    I wasn`t trying to be offensive.


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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    White people should just take a random word like..cake. And then sue black people that say the word cake.

    You know, don`t get mad. Get even.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    haha Reignblazer`s got the answer, you`ve got my +1
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    "What makes you think the thief would be black?"

    Statistical probability?
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    alikabul Male 18-29
    696 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Funny how this headline reads "Gawker writer FIRED for using `nigga` in story." while when you click the link the headline reads "Gawker writer NOT FIRED for using `nigga` in story."

    There kind of is a difference there, me thinks...
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2012 at 2:46 am
    If you don`t want people to say then don`t say it yourself.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2012 at 11:38 am
    you cant say that word anymore...
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    liabach Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    they should fire the proof reader, its not a word

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