Gawker Writer Fired For Using `Nigga` In Story

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in
http://gawker.com/5875193/gawker-writer-was-not-fired-for-using-nigga-in-kanye-west-post

The use of "Nigga" was supposed to be a joke, but his bosses didn"t see it that way. Question: Was his firing deserved?
There are 21 comments:
Male 3,231
they should fire the proof reader, its not a word
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Male 25,416
you cant say that word anymore...
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Male 4,902
If you don`t want people to say then don`t say it yourself.
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Male 695
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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Male 14,834
"What makes you think the thief would be black?"

Statistical probability?
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Male 2,516
haha Reignblazer`s got the answer, you`ve got my +1
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Male 2,332
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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Male 84
@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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Male 20,169
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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Male 2,700
"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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Male 2,700
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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Male 7,378
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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Male 20,169
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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Male 84
I don`t call people Nig*a... unless they steal my bike
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Male 2,762
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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Male 267
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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Male 886
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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Male 391
he was NOT fired
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Male 63
Question: Did fancylad read the article? :-P
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Male 20,169
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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Male 20,169
Link: Gawker Writer Fired For Using `Nigga` In Story [Rate Link] - 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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