Political correctness runs a muck in every genre seen on the television. However, when political correctness can affect a certain group of people and not others, then it becomes hypocrisy. If the blacks can use "nigga" as an expression toward another person, then it is okay for everybody to use it. I can't understand how one group can use it freely while others are walking on eggs.
(RealClearPolitics Video)In the 'Hot Topics' segment on "The View" this morning, the ladies discussed a Washington Post story about a rock with the word "Niggerhead" written on it at the gated entrance of a hunting camp leased and frequented by Rick Perry and his father.
Host Barbara Walters used the n-word while explaining the story, causing co-host Sherri Shepherd to take offense. Shepherd says she didn't like the way Barbara Walters said it. However, Shepherd was okay with Whoopi Goldberg, the main host of "The View," using it. Shepherd explained herself:
"When I heard you (Whoopi) say it, it was fine. You said it a different way. When I heard you (Barbara) say it, I didn't like the way you said it. Because when you say it, you say [inaudible]. And I don't like [inaudible]," Shepherd said.
This left Barbara Walters confused and wanted to know the proper way to say the n-word. However, Shepherd told Walters there is no right way for her to say it.
Walters said the n-word once in the segment while Whoopi Goldberg used the word nearly a dozen times.