Why isn't comedian's use of 'n-word' just as offensive?

July 17, 2013 

I continue to be confused by the "pile-on" that has happened to Paula Deen. She used the "n-word" and nearly every company that was making money off of her dumped her like a hot potato.

Then I'm driving home listening to a Comedy Network on Sirius. A black comedian, Kevin Hart, uses the supposed unbelievably offensive "n-word" three times within three minutes and every time he uses the word the live, taped audience howls with laughter!

I find it hypocritical if the "word" is so offensive to use it for laughs and furthering one's career, both professionally and financially, as Kevin Hart does. Where's the consistency?

Drew Dolison


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