Thursday, September 6, 2007

Griffin Gets The Hook

Eddie Griffin, a comedian known for playing in not-so-big hits but is a mildly funny guy nonetheless, had his act cut short at an event hosted by Black Enterprise magazine due to apparently excessive use of "the n-word". When Black Enterprise publisher Earl Graves announced Griffin being pulled, the crowd apparently gave a standing ovation.

Al Sharpton has praised Graves and Black Enterprise for trying to eliminate the use of the word.

After seeing Don Imus and Michael Richards get lambasted by Al Sharpton over their use of the word, it's nice to see that (finally) the anger and ahborration of this word is being pointed at anyone who uses it, not just those of a different race.

2 comments:

Evorgleb said...

Yeh we've been talking about this over at Highbrid Nation. One thing that is for sure is that Eddie was not keeping in mind his audience when he started and the Black Enterprise people were not considering the material of Eddie when they booked him. Before it becomes a matter of if the N word is ok or not its a matter of thinking about the people you are gonna be dealing with.

Trey said...

Good take here: http://averagebro.blogspot.com/2007/09/eddie-griffin-vs-earl-graves-n-words.html