Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Irishman uses the n-word.  Uproar!

American sensitivities are not universally shared

Gerry Adams has defended using the N-word in a tweet about film Django Unchained in which he compared the struggle against slavery in the US to the plight of Irish nationalists.

The Sinn Fein president said he had either been misunderstood by those who had taken offence at his use of the term, or they were misrepresenting the post.

The offending tweet about the Oscar-winning Quentin Tarantino film appeared on his profile late on Sunday night. It said: 'Watching Django Unchained - A Ballymurphy N*****!'

Although the tweet was removed swiftly it provoked a furious reaction.

The republican later issued a statement in which he said attempts to suggest he was a racist were 'without credibility'.  He said: 'I am opposed to racism and have been all my life.

'The fact is that nationalists in the north, including those from Ballymurphy, were treated in much the same way as African Americans until we stood up for ourselves.

'If anyone is genuinely offended by my use of the N-word they misunderstand or misrepresent the context in which it was used.



Bird of Paradise said...

Time to tell the whining liberal liberal wanks to GET A LIFE

Anonymous said...

The thought and language police do not permit any violations of their rules.

Anonymous said...

The parallel between the English/Irish and American white/freed black slave cultures is appropriate. It is good to see that Adams did not back down when challenged by dubious rhetoric.


Stan B said...

Unfortunately for Adams, the "context" is that he is a white male, and not black.

Birdzilla said...

The thought police like Bill Nye the Mad Scientists Guy and his soiled little snotiness Robert Kennedy Jr who think all global warming skeptics and so called climate crinimals need locked up in jail These wanks need life for treason and stupidity

Anonymous said...

Why is Adams still breathing? Surely his murderous efforts should have seen him in the grave long ago.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

DeJango Unchain isnt this the movie where Jamie Fox shoots Frosty the Snowman? then ended up on that rediculous and hypotcritical DMANS A PLAN?