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Gawker Writer Fired For Using 'Nigga' In Story

Hits: 7869 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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liabach
Male, 40-49, Western US
 873 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:14:52 PM
they should fire the proof reader, its not a word

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24493 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:38:57 AM
you cant say that word anymore...

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:46:58 AM
If you don't want people to say then don't say it yourself.

alikabul
Male, 18-29, Europe
 703 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:16:08 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...

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11915 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:53:29 PM
"What makes you think the thief would be black?"

Statistical probability?

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:20:21 PM
haha Reignblazer's got the answer, you've got my +1

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2175 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:29:06 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.

Chocolatex
Male, 30-39, S. America
 86 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2:03:18 PM
@Steelgrid
It's just an old stupid Internet meme www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd63P7mYXzo
I wasn't trying to be offensive.



fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:58:48 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.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:38:01 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?

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:36:42 PM
IAB post fail....

But yes, any useage of this word by ANYONE in a proffesional setting (ie: YOUR JOB) should be immediately fired.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6457 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:31:24 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.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:29:15 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.

Chocolatex
Male, 30-39, S. America
 86 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:28:52 PM
I don't call people Nig*a... unless they steal my bike

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2040 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:26:27 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!

uscbadfish
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 271 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:24:37 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.

GhettoNinja
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 889 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:23:58 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?

fghj
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 398 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:23:00 PM
he was NOT fired

cluffy
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 53 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:22:07 PM
Question: Did fancylad read the article?

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:12:42 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.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:08:43 PM
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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