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.
Dear @larrywilmore -- race baiting isn't funny -- and using a racial epithet is incredibly despicable. #NerdProm #shameful— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes)1462071676.0
What @larrywilmore called the President at the end of that disgusting speech was despicable -- incredibly shameful.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes)1462071761.0
@toddstarnes @larrywilmore LMAO stfu. I'm a Trump supporter, but "my nigga" is not bad. It's not bad using N-word in that way.— QUIS🙏🏿 (@QUIS🙏🏿)1462071851.0
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 (@Jamil Smith)1462073356.0
Watch Wilmore's full set, as posted to YouTube, here. The comment in question is at the very end.