Fox host Todd Starnes had a problem with comedian Larry Wilmore telling President Barack Obama, on his time as the nation’s first African-American president, “Yo Barry, you did it, my n***a.”
The president responded by smiling and embracing Wilmore. While the term is used as one of endearment among members of the black community, it didn’t stop Starnes, who is white, from posting wrathful tweets about it.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 1, 2016
— Marquis (@wallace_marquis) May 1, 2016
Other Twitter users were quick to condemn the hypocrisy of Starnes and other conservatives outrage.
White conservatives are complaining that Larry Wilmore uttered “nigga”? And Republicans are about to nominate a dude endorsed by the Klan. — Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) May 1, 2016
White people only mad Wilmore called Obama a nigga because they’ve been screaming it in their heads for 8 yrs now and can’t say it
— nae (@neyshajasme) May 1, 2016
Obama has been called many names by racist white people since he came into office, but Larry Wilmore calling him “my nigga” is an issue? oh. — ebon (@tyriquex) May 1, 2016
Watch Wilmore’s full set, as posted to YouTube, here. The comment in question is at the very end.
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