By JAVIER MANJARRESWhat if a Conservative or Republican would have tweeted this?
Liberal comedian Steve Martin made a racially insensitive statement on Twitter, which he quickly deleted, but not after the damage was done.
Here is what TMZ reported:
According to TMZ the 68-year-old comedian was having fun with grammar jokes onTwitter when a follower asked him, “is this how you spell lasonia?”
“The Father of the Bride,” actor responded, “It depends. Are you in an African-American restaurant or at an Italian restaurant.”The original tweet had already gone viral and Martin once again asked for forgiveness. “I did apologize. But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I’d done … In retrospect, bad joke.”-Fox
Of course we have all made off-colored remarks that have gotten us in hot water, and because Americans are a forgiving people, we hoped to be forgiven for our screw up.
But can you imagine if someone like Sarah Palin, or any other personality that leans center-right, or to the right, would have made such a remark?
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