Comedian Steve Martin thought better of a joke he tweeted tonight, but not before it had been retweeted and screen-capped.

Martin did delete the tweet and apologize.

  • The Apostle

    Steve Martin is a comedian. He knows that every good joke must have an element of truth to it. He has nothing to apologize for.

    • Sean

      And yet the whole Justine Sacco saga is for a similar comment, but in Justine’s case, she doesn’t just have hyperbole and stereotypes to bolster her ‘joke,’ she has statistics and facts–however morbid and dark those facts happen to be. I wonder which of these two ‘comedians’ will suffer more for their ill-timed tweet?

      • aztectrumpet

        If Steve had said. “I dont spell it that way. I’m white!” then it might be similar. But Sacco’s still has the disadvantage of being completely ignorant about how aids works.

        • Sean

          So Steve’s comment is okay because everyone in “African-American neighborhoods” are bad spellers? How is that line of reasoning any different than thinking only Africans contract AIDS? Statistically Blacks contract AIDS more than Whites, but I haven’t seen the statistics on bad spellers broken down by ethnic neighborhoods. The point is, I don’t think either of these two believe what they said to be the truth, which is why they’re both ‘jokes,’ but I hardly think Steve’s tweet should get a pass by anyone looking to crucify Sacco for hers.

          • Calcat36

            So Steve’s comment is okay because everyone in “African-American neighborhoods” are bad spellers?

            Have you read their racist tweets? They are the product of their dumbed down liberal edumications in pubic screwels! Goes for white dummies too.

          • Linda Prince Johnson

            I didn’t take the Tweet the same way as others…..I thought he meant in an African American neighborhood it could be someone’s NAME and therefore would be spelled differently than it would be in Italian. Still could be considered offensive I guess but more amusing. We are foster parents and have a foster grandson whose name is Trayvon Martinez…..guess his race? Half black and half hispanic. I told our daughter a different name would have been better and we laugh about it among the family.

          • autdrew4real

            I had the same thought. I’ve known a lot of girls with LA names
            Latasha
            Latonya
            Lajoyce
            Latrese
            Lanell
            Latreesha
            Laporsha (just had her in my college class)
            Even have know LA guys
            Lavelle
            Lavon
            Ladamian
            Latrell

          • mrbunnylamakins

            Laporsha not a ointment for a rash? of a Cholesterol lowering drug?

          • Lucian

            A simple proofread would have salvaged your comment from incoherency.

          • autdrew4real

            Nope. It was pronounced like the car (which I’ve known quite a number of people named after car brands, including, oddly Kia)
            Lately the trend has been to drop the A in favor of ‘. For instance, we have a very small, sneaky solid black (but not why we chose it) cat, like my picture. She has to wear a collar with bells or she would be accidentally kicked or locked outside. So her middle name is L’jingles.
            There was actually a long story behind her whole name based on the one the rescue org gave her. But I digress

          • Joe Clam

            i named my kid LaHyundai… She’s half Korean, half black, and half white…. and half Jewish. Hope I haven’t offended anyone.

          • Kim Costanzo

            Don’t forget Labotomy

          • Ellen Butler

            Don’t forget La–a (“The dash don’t be silent, fool.”) (Actual name, actual quote). When I first saw Steve’s tweet, the first thing I thought of was the name thing, not the spelling thing.

          • Steven

            “(Actual name, actual quote).”

            No, that’s is an urban myth.

            http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

          • Ellen Butler

            Haha So I asked my son, who was the one who “supposedly” knew this person, about this, and now he tells me that he had heard it from someone who he thought was a first-hand source. So…he was punked, and then spread the punk-ness to the world. Thanks for the info. Now I look like an idiot. Thanks Obama!

          • radicallyalyssa

            A girl named “Lasqueisha” (la-squeesha) just graduated in my class.

          • autdrew4real

            Thank you, I forgot Lakeesha
            Laquita (my best friend in 2nd grade)
            Latrice
            Lamar
            Lavontea (a bestie of my son)
            Lavar
            Larhonda
            Latrey
            Ladon
            Ladonna
            Ladainlion
            Lanissa
            I could do more. I think that’s part of the reason the nickname La La is so common

          • Joe Clam

            My school had a LaToiletta and a LaTarpit.

          • John J. Virden

            Don’t forget La-ah

          • Nicholas D. Wolfwood

            I don’t get why African sounding (to the non African), but not really African; names are still popular in the Americans of African descent communities, so many years after the Roots mini series ran? Is it a racist thing to avoid “white” sounding names?

          • radicallyalyssa

            That is so much funnier!!

          • Glitter

            I think Steve Martin meant that LaSonia sounds like an AA girl’s name.

          • 44Grim

            Better spell that out or people will jump to conclusions that you think only black people have drinking problems. Not that anyone is EVER too quick to jump the gun and judge other people’s comments or attitudes.

          • calmerthanyouare

            dumb is dumb, you’re correct. but nobody said “everyone” in those neighborhoods are bad spellers. and watch, somebody is offended because I used the word “those” (as in the ‘you people’ offense) rather than typing out the whole long politically correct terminology. are you tough, or are you hypersensitive and looking to be offended by every little thing? victim mentality from the get go. be strong people, be strong.

          • Calcat36

            Am I hypersensitive? Steve wrote “everyone” so I replied that way.

            I cried for an hour after reading your personal attack, you bigot.

            That was sarcasm by the way.

          • calmerthanyouare

            hahah, no way, I wasn’t calling you hypersensitive. just saying that there is hypersensitivity in certain special interest groups, their feelers are always out there ready to become offended at any stimulus…again remember I came in here a little bit out of context 😉

          • Calcat36

            I typed sarcasm cal. I got it and you are right. HINT: I did not cry for an hour, nor did I consider the post to be a personal attack I also do not consider you a bigot, just joking about how that has become the new racist.

            In fact, I planted a BIGGIT-TREE. You have to keep it in the dark and feed it moonbat crap for fertilizer and pretty soon, all of the nuts will fall to the ground screaming BIGGIT-TREE at every conservative/republican that dares say/type anything against the dear leader or precious uber protected groups!

            Get it?

          • calmerthanyouare

            exactly! ludicrous, isn’t it?

          • Maureen

            I never took what he said to mean blacks are bad spellers. I took it to mean that one ethnic group is going to spell same sounding words different than other ethnic group.

          • KnowYourRightsFool

            …oh, so that’s what he meant by it! Sorry I’m a little polish. We maybe slow on jokes but atleast we can spell. Don’t feel so bad there are about as many polish jokes as there are black jokes. The difference is I’m not ashamed to be polish.

          • Lucian

            And you’re also probably not a huge, sensitive, blubbering pu**y either.

          • bungopony

            Had he said,”Irish neighbourhood”,there wouldn’t have been a peep uttered.Cry me a f*ckin’ river,kids!

          • MIKEY O

            Fucem if they can’t take a joke..two Irish guys walked past a bar..ha ha never would have happened…….and no Irish man complained. .

          • LA

            Omg. Talk about making a big deal over something so fning insignificant. We need to lighten up just a tad.

          • bungopony

            “We”?

          • Russ Buchanan

            Sean, it definitely covers all ethnic groups. I like to consider myself a bit of a wordsmith, and I live a life of constant disappointment reading posts and comments on the internet. Does no one use spell check?

          • Unknown User

            I’m not sure that Sacco was a comedian, that probably makes it different.

          • Calcat36

            Really? How?

          • Unknown User

            In that she is (or was) the media maven for a company that targeted the African American market. So besides showing a huge lack of judgement on the part of her supposed expertise, she isn’t getting paid for her humor.

            Whereas most comedians build a buzz and have a market that is forwarded by their twitter accounts. Granted sometimes that goes sideways too..AFLAC for example.

            Anyone can tell jokes, they just have to be willing to understand it may work against them.

          • Calcat36

            Well written bounty hunter! But no disintegration! If Saccanuts worked with the African market, her comment would be funnier in that she has experience with the Continent.

            She is getting paid for her experience, and she made the tweet on her own account or private time, since the company has not rebuked her.

            Comedy is in the mind of the beholder. Hypocrisy is for all to see.

            May the Schwartz be with you.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            She’s headed for Africa. There’ll be plenty of “schwarz” with her. Everywhere she looks.

          • Calcat36

            Spelling Nazi?
            (sarc) JUST IN CASE!

          • Chris Freedom

            Ummm, are Africans the same thing as African-Americans? By the way, has anyone noticed what black Africans are doing to White South Africans these days?

          • Snap N McGarrett

            Welcome to the future.

          • musaxeman

            Thank the stars above, You are Not in the Future!!!

          • Nicholas D. Wolfwood

            Yes the black South Africans are murdering the white South Africans, by the hundreds a month. Just like in the old days before Mandela went to jail. You also notice the western press says nothing about it. Mandela is getting what he originally wanted, but at a slower pace.

          • Chris Freedom

            Exactly, Nicholas. Men, women, and children murdered in the most vile and horrible way, and not a word of it from our press. But let one White Christian speak their opinion, and the press is out to gut their lives.

          • Snap N McGarrett

            You wouldn’t understand. To understand the nuances of modern day free speech, you need to first have been swept into the culture of anti-intellectualism AKA political correctness. Some call it brainwashing, but I say that if one is able to delineate boundaries of free speech by the color (or anything else) of the speaker, (s)he didn’t need to be brain washed to get there. A light rinse was enough.

          • Chris Freedom

            Ahhh, political correctness, a disease born and limited to only White countries. Thanks, Dan.

          • Sean

            So if you’re not a comedian you can’t tell jokes?

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

            Buddy, there are 2 major strains of the AIDS virus and quite a good amount of variation. It’s like a black guy making a joke about MS or Alzheimer’s. Jokes about debilitating or manageable diseases aren’t funny.

          • Jimbo

            You mean like Obama making a joke about bowling and special olympics?

          • George Silverdahl

            I would say the diseases aren’t funny.
            Jokes are.
            I have health issues but enjoy a good joke inre to that fact.
            Life is.

          • Gregory Petersen

            but they are jokes non the less

          • calmerthanyouare

            your argument is exactly why this country, this society is so effed up when it comes to racial equality/inequality, social issues at large. because he says the black culture of america breeds bad spellers…its not that, it’s more the way black culture speaks english than anything. you have to be able to think a little deeper and realize he’s not racist at all, just having a little fun. then you bring AIDS into. way to get even more off topic. this is why discussions about sensitive issues get totally blown up. because when it happens the environment is innocent fun generally, or at least flippant, but it becomes vitriolic because of political correctness, and political correctness is the thought police, a police mentality, police state mentality, and if we’re going to use political correctness as our standard or litmus test of appropriateness then common sense and reason are always going to be overlooked.

          • Sean

            You’re missing the context of my reply. We’re discussing why some feel Steve’s ‘joke’ is acceptable while Sacco’s was so heinous as to require a social lynch mob. I don’t believe for a second either of those two are racist, and I haven’t commented on that as of yet, but I do feel that there are many who can’t see the similarity with both tweets and are giving a pass to one while crucifying the other. That’s my point.

          • calmerthanyouare

            you’re correct, I did miss some context and that is another reason much of this vitriol comes to pass.

          • calmerthanyouare

            but if you do the research on AIDS and its origin it looks to me like it was given to the homosexual community first. it was a virus created in a laboratory environment and given to a population to try to control their expansion. this I believe but I think it was started on the homosexual community first. could be that blacks were targeted too. that’s unfortunate, the whole AIDS thing but that doesn’t have anything to do with blacks putting an extra syllable on their progeny’s appelation

          • $2743723

            I thought Sacco was kind of making fun of herself and “first world problems”.

          • Maureen

            Her “joke” was in bad taste, but really, did it warrant death threats against her and her family?

          • ugotemplan

            Eloquently put !

          • SecretCommie

            His comment is OK because:

            a) It is really fucking funny and
            b) its true. not *EVERY* black is a bad speller, but if you’re going to spell lasonia like that, and I had to bet blind what color you were, I’d bet a thousand, million, billion dollars you were black.

          • susanlou

            It’s more about pronunciation

          • jer1041

            if you aks a stupid question, you gets a stupid answer

          • Legirons

            No, he’s making fun of the names black parents stick their kids with.

          • Joe Clam

            Why should anyone be crucifying anybody?

          • Curt Pangracs

            Some statistics speak for themselves. Why aren’t you holding that ignorant Trayvon witness to the same standard? Because you forgive her ignorance because she’s black. That exact attitude, rampant throughout the black community, has perpetuated ignorance and a disdain for the intellectual.

        • Archer51

          Only if you think she was intending to make a factual remark and really believed that white people cannot contract HIV

          Are you really this stupid (if you are a leftist of course you are)

        • Susan34

          Actually the whole point of her tweet was that AIDS was started to kill off the black African population. There are a lot of people who truly believe that America invented this disease and gave it to the black people in Africa. So, you are ignorant of her tweet meaning. Just sayin.

          • HookemHelwig

            America made AIDS and then MADE scores of black males to gang rape young girls, knowingly have unprotected sex/rape and America MADE these gangs rob and terrorize the help and support…..I guess its not a war on women unless it is America only. BTW Susan, are you allowed to drive or use heavy machinery?

          • Lucian

            Yeah. Maybe the rampant spread of AIDS in Africa has something to do with rampant unprotected sex.

        • KlarkKent13

          I figured that he was referring to unusual spellings of “urban” names. Not that black people are bad spellers.

        • DannyRBarnes

          Sacco’s knows how aids works. I don’t think she plans on rutting with any Africans monkeys…

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

        Umm, you can only catch AIDS by sleeping with someone or sharing blood. Kinda makes her look stupid, no?

        • Craig Schwarzbek

          You can contract AIDS by sharing needles, having unprotected sex, body fluid transfers. Sleeping does not cause HIV. But that doesn’t make her look any smarter either.

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

            You know what I mean when I say sleeping with someone. It’s not actually “sleeping”, like snoring in the same bed with them.

          • Craig Schwarzbek

            Yeah, but in todady’s PC world if you don’t have every bit of minutia in the right order people will crawl up your hind end. I’m mean look at what they did to Steve Martin. After reading your post I could just see some loon jump all over it saying how wretched you are for not explaining every little gadforsaken detail about something. I wanted to beat them to the punch and let the air out of their baloon and sounding like a giant fart. And she still doesn’t look very smart… LOL

        • Chris Freedom

          You can catch AIDS by being sexually assaulted, too, and since South Africa is the rape capitol of the world, no, it doesn’t make her look stupid.

      • Maureen

        I think maybe because Justine has made a habit at saying idiotic things that offend and are crude. Steve Martin has not. This is the first time I have ever seen him say anything remotely in bad taste.

      • radicallyalyssa

        Making fun of black Africans with AIDS as a PR director for a company is much different than making a joke as a comedian. The two scenarios are much different, so I’d assume they should suffer a different fate.

        • Snap N McGarrett

          Standards of professionalism and credibility are built on valid cultural expectations. A doctor wouldn’t last too long in a practice by joking publicly about his patients’ conditions.

          Key word: valid.

          Anti-intellectualism and rampant hypersensitivity is what we’re talking about here.

          Now, excuse me while I get back to watching the devolution of western civilization in Hi-Def on my brand new 60″ flat panel.

      • linda

        One is a joke that could have just as easily been “depends if you are in a restaurant in the South” or “Depends is the place filled with Rednecks”.

        The other is a crude insensitive joke about a serious situation that does not lend itself to humor.

    • Zathras11 @B5

      FIFY.

      Steve Martin is an Ultra left-wing comedian.

      • Archer51

        Which makes it even funnier considering the timing with DD and Sacco

        Let’s see if they apply the same level of hatred towards him as the they have towards the other two … I won’t hold my breath

    • Leslie Lesaroo

      I think you’re right. Absolutely nothing. It may not have even been a joke. For all we know he could have been referencing someone may be named lasonia… which there probably is but not (or maybe is) pronounced lasagna. I’ve heard other comedians state very clearly much worse jokes. We live in a world where you can’t say anything without being attacked and the worst is assumed of you instantly.

    • Lafango

      Only Dave Chappelle is allowed to make fun of other “niggas”.

      Steve Martin has learned his lesson on Race Relations/Liberalism today.

      • YouHanoiMe

        You kept them as slaves. That is their (is ‘their’ racist to say?) explanation.

        • cardnut

          I doubt very much that Lafango is old enough to have kept anyone as a slave . . .

          • YouHanoiMe

            But to the African-American protected class, you still owe them as if you did.

          • calmerthanyouare

            this is an issue that arises but I think it’s only appropriate to address it when they bring it up. it’s certainly nothing we should be concerned with because we didn’t enslave them and we are all about their freedom. if they want reparations or feel any animosity toward us, in this generation, for the things that happened generations ago, then they’re proving their ignorance and you’ve won any argument on the matter. are they better off here in the USA or back in Uganda, or the Sudan (forgive me for not knowing African geography but you get my drift). Has there EVER been a nation ruled by blacks that has thrived? it’s an honest question, but loaded.

          • Calcat36

            February 5, 1866- U.S. Representative Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves.

            The black population knows not where they come from, by democrat design, so they fall stupid to historical fact. By they got them their obamaphones, obamacare, welfare food stamps, alcohol, big screen TVs, Section 8, and expensive cars…

            They made out better than working 40 acres of land!

          • YouHanoiMe

            Great point!

        • $2743723

          Not a single American black today has ever been a slave. Heck, many of them aren’t even the descendants of slaves, but of immigrants!

          • YouHanoiMe

            Right on.

      • keribari

        Im offended by you using the “nigga” word…..even the educated blacks dont really use that word.. You are a disgrace to blacks that have made a difference in life and grew up and moved on.

        • calmerthanyouare

          that’s one word I hate to hear from anyone. it’s just inappropriate unless it’s used in a totally comedic context, and even then you have to be careful.

        • Lafango

          Do you understand the meaning of words within quotation marks?

          Sorry, why am I arguing with you?
          Never mind.

          • keribari

            Everytime the”n word” is used…it is in quotation marks…..where have you been???????

    • Jim Stone

      Yet he apologized anyway after so many African Americans showed how truly thin their skins are. Sad they are so brittle and frail. The truth will set you free, unless you just can’t handle it and laugh at it at times.

    • Neoprene55

      Which does NOT give him license to be stupid and insensitive.

    • Steve

      Yet the “reverend” Al is untouchable because he’s one of the “good guys.”

      • YouHanoiMe

        No, he is untouchable because he has never done anything wrong. White people are so racist.

        • Calcat36

          Really? That is a joke, right, Freddie?

          • YouHanoiMe

            I swear on Obama’s citizenship.

        • Steve

          No, he never did anything wrong…..yet we’re the racists.

          • YouHanoiMe

            Thank you for posting a photograph of this magnificent man! You just made my day :)

    • Tigerclaw1

      The truer it is, the more offensive it is.

    • marssnw

      It is only okay to make fun of white people. If you make fun of black people you are a racist. Does that not make sense? Yeah, it doesn’t to me either.

      • calmerthanyouare

        it’s part of ‘white guilt’ that some people expect us to feel to be able to gel with the black community. it’s all nonsense because we’re in 2013 and everything is equally available to everyone. what it boils down to is making impressions, acting appropriately, speaking the language in a useful manner and being productive. when it comes to that, race, gender, religion, none of that matters.

        • $2743723

          Bill Cosby made a great movie years ago about having to mentor “inner city” kids. They did field experiments. One included asking a doorman at a swanky hotel for a light (when people smoked more). The first kid dresses in ratty jeans and walked up and talked jive. The doorman told him no, he didn’t have a light. The second kid (they bother were black), was dressed nicely, used manners and politely asked for a light. The doorman promptly pulled out his lighter and light his cigarette for him. It was a movie, but a great life lesson. Behavior matters. Manners never go out of style. But when one entire group of people is told that to be “authentic” they have to act a certain way, and that way is also dysfunctional, we have problems.

          • calmerthanyouare

            that’s a great response. and you know what? bill cosby also wants barack obama to be a great president and he’s being disappointed. he didn’t vote for him because of his platform, but because he wanted to see a great black president. I understand that and it’s tragic that things go that way because it’s convoluted. but everyone wants to see black people rise up and be great, but time and time again the negro just effs things up in the spotlight, why is that? it’s not my fault, I call it like I see it, I don’t like the behavior, but I surely love the individual. it’s unfortunate that somehow, somewhere, someone has been deceived.

    • Franklin Crittenden

      Folks, the Crazies are now running the asylum and all of the doctors are locked in the bathroom along with the men with straight jackets, and all we do is stand there and keep saying please, somebody make it stop!

      That somebody is US!

    • Jim Steimle

      Everyone is way off base….http://lasonia.com/

    • Kyle D Vorhis

      ..exactly^.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I don’t care who y’are, that was funny, right there.

  • Clete Torres

    So, I must wonder, what did he tweet? Or did I miss it somewhere in the stream?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I think he was asked how to spell “lasagna.” The joke makes no sense otherwise.

      • Clete Torres

        Oh for the love of Mike…

        Who. The. Hell. Cares.

        You know, I sometimes think that there’s a secret employment agency that the left has under contract to find them the most easily offended, thin-skinned, wussified people it can recruit.

        They should try being from a white Southern family for awhile. It’s to where I don’t even notice the stupid that is tossed our way anymore.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          “They should try being from a white Southern family for awhile. It’s to where I don’t even notice the stupid that is tossed our way anymore.”

          As the Robertsons’ experience is proving…

          • Adela Wagner

            Don’t axe me, I always have to say “La” “sag” “ne”(knee) in my head when I write it.

        • disqus_MOKn2hkdLF

          Yes, thank you. I’m a Southerner too and find it so vacuous that people still find it original and daring to call a Southerner a redneck. Yes, we’re all toothless, backwoods, inbreds down here in the South. Strangely, we’ve managed to become the industry headquarters of the US and have the busiest airport in the world…with all our being ignant and stuff. Laughing all the way to the bank.

          • GaryTheBrave

            Don’t forget the car factories that make those high quality German-engineered sports and luxury cars. Yep, rednecks just bunch o’ moonshiners an’ stuff.

          • Calcat36

            Now stop right there! Like you are going to head to New England for the bet moonshine? The elitist azz-grabbers up here wouldn’t know good moonshine if they even cared to ty it! Tell me that it is not A&E that has the shiner show on!

          • Russ Buchanan

            You have better weather too!

          • dixie68

            And we still don’t see anybody retiring to the North, do we?

      • aztectrumpet

        It’s probably because it wasn’t loading right(as i see people commenting about below), but he was responding to someone else asking if lasonia was right

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          No, I saw that part all right; I was referring to what must have preceded that particular exchange, i.e., why would she have asked the question in the first place?

          • aztectrumpet

            ahh ok.

        • Jay Stevens

          I thought lasonia was a town in central New Hampshire where they have annual motorcycle races.

          • Jimbo

            Nothing much happens in Laconia during bike week. The races are primarily at Loudon and Gunstock.

      • gotroy22

        Iasonia.

        • Bob Eicholtz

          thee are 87 kids in harlem named lasonia

    • ColdZ

      You mean you missed the two big screen shots?

      • Clete Torres

        Must have. Sue me.

        • ColdZ

          Sue you? Nah I have all the bubble gum I need thanks.

          No reason to get snippy… was just pointing out what you missed

          • Clete Torres

            Yeah, sorry. Ad-blocker was shutting down everything but text for some reason. See them now it’s fixed. It’s all good, Z.

            And FYI, you’d throw your bubble gum away if you ever got hold of some of mine. Just sayin.’

          • ColdZ

            Excellent! Cheers :)

      • Michelle ✓classified

        They didn’t load for some of us.

        • ColdZ

          Well then throw another Hamster on the wheel 😉

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Oooooooor we could give it a few mins and let Disqus sort it out. Simmer down kid, no need to be an (_)_).

          • ColdZ

            Scuse Me? Just WHERE was I being an (_)_)? Did you miss the “;-)” at the end of my post?

            Simmer down Gramma 😉

          • Michelle ✓classified

            You’ve been rude to Clete for simply asking a question. Call me Gramma all ya want kiddo, you don’t have what it takes to insult me. And now, you’re boring. Wrap it up without me.

          • ColdZ

            I was RUDE? LMFAO. Funny Clete just responded to me and said nothing about me being rude. But hey… its gramma to the rescue huh?

            And I only called you gramma cause you fired the first condescension shot across the bow.

            But alas and alack you yet AGAIN miss the 😉 at the end of my post

            Perhaps its time to get the prescription checked?

            😉 <<<< PLEASE NOTE

          • Clete Torres

            Hey, be nice to us old folks or we won’t get out of the left lane, nor cancel our turn signals once there.

          • ColdZ

            LOL Hey Clete – dont tell Michelle but…

            Im one of you 😉

            Now if youll excuse me I have to go out front and yell at some kids to get off my lawn

          • Russ Buchanan

            Clete, somedays it’s just not worth getting out of bed! LOL! 😉

          • ColdZ

            Great thought but Im not Clete ….

            I WISH I were Clete :(

          • Calcat36

            One of whom?

          • ColdZ

            Id tell you but I dont want Michelle to accuse me of being rude again 😉

          • Calcat36

            Then explain so that no one can accuse you of being rude. ;0)

          • ColdZ

            read thru the thread – pretty self explanatory

          • Fairfax51

            Let’s don’t go overboard. Just cashing those Social Security checks & going to the MD on Medicaid is pain enough for the youngsters. (They just don’t know it yet)

          • yestradamous

            I saw it. The irony of being offended about a hamster joke on a thread about how people are over-sensitive is incredible.

          • ColdZ

            oh and a BIG +1 for that comment!

          • Clete Torres

            It’s okay, Michelle, we got it handled.

          • Calcat36

            What about using (_x_) instead?

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Gal asked is this the right way to spell lasonia.
      He said, depends are you in an AA neighborhood or an Italian restaurant?

      • Clete Torres

        Now that my Ad-blocker has been slapped a time or two, I see them.

        I still say ‘who cares?’ Dumb joke, but hardly worth getting all pissy about, IMO.

  • 57 States

    Steve, Steve, Steve…. This could have been so easily avoided by substituting in the word “Redneck”

    • Zane Henry

      I’m utterly and totally offended by your use of the term “redneck”! lol

      I just don’t get it. I guess the permanently offended must get some sort of thrill from it. Seems like a waste of time, to me.

      • yestradamous

        I made a hillbilly joke the other day and heard from an actual hillbilly about how proud he was to be one and that I should watch my mouth!

      • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

        Some people (I Know some) are Never happy unless they are Miserable about something.

    • supplyguy

      Except that liberals really are racists and let it slip from time to time. Once we destroyed their plantation system they created a new one called the inner city.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny and I’m done with political correctness.

    Screw em, think I’ll watch Gran Torino before bed tonight.

    • Jim IN

      Richard, you are a gentlemen and a scholar. Think I’m gonna do the same. “Git off my lawn!”

  • CR

    New Guide for Comedians and TV Personalities:
    1. Are you an active and avid supporter of liberal causes?
    Yes: Say whatever you want to say, we’ll overlook it or maybe make a little frowny face at you if it is openly homophobic or racist.
    No: Sit down and shut up.

    2. Does the sentence you are about to say in any way, shape or form have the potential to upset even a single liberal:
    Yes: You better be pro-abortion, love the gayz and have appeared in Barack’s get covered commercial, if you want to keep your career.
    No: Silly Racist. Of course your sentence is racist, plus heteronormative and clearly is part of the war on women! (unless you are a liberal, then proceed)

    • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

      In the Obamonation, you are Guilty unless proven Liberal. Period.

    • Russ Buchanan

      Heteronormative!!! Holy crap! Must.write.down… Now all I have to do is figure out how to skillfully insert the word into a sentence so I can befuddle all my redneck hillbilly fellow Okies! Thanks, CR!!! 😉

  • RA_H

    It’s a good thing he didn’t quote scripture…

  • PeterP

    We get offended at everything nowadays. The only thing that offends me is hypocrisy and as far as I know, Steve Martin has not attacked others for making silly jokes. I got his back on this one.

    • Jay Stevens

      “Steve Martin has not attacked others for making silly jokes.”

      He shouldn’t. He has made enough of his own.

      • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

        The title of one of Martin’s classic albums says it all, Comedy Isn’t Pretty.

  • Maxx

    The reality is if he had just changed a few words to “depends on what southern state you’re in,” liberals would be retweeting him for the next several days and we all know it.

    I’m so sick and tired of the thin-skinned. This kind of faux outrage every other day is not advancing society. He’s a comedian. Comedians walk to the edge and sometimes, jump. Get over it and stop turning the country into a Brady collective of “Marcia…Marcia…Marcia’s.”

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Exactly, the only thing that should be offensive is the apology.

  • malb

    LaSonia.

    • Clete Torres

      Wasn’t she in here earlier?

      • karmafordems

        LMAO

  • Kabong30

    Did A&E suspend him from anything?! THERE IS NO JUSTICE!

  • TJ

    Back in time If he said that on stage as part of a joke bit about Italians it would get a grown laugh and move on to the next joke bit nothing more would come of it.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Folks really need to get over themselves.

    • Clete Torres

      In a big way.

  • Geoffrey Walker

    I’m glad to see that many people, including yours truly, pushed back against this ‘Cindy’. It’s past time to start shaming the shamers.

  • pairadimes

    Steve must have watched the TV coverage of the Zimmerman trial.

  • seemorejustice

    Good thing Steve said it and not Phil Robertson! Quack, quack!

    Didn’t ‘gay’ not too long ago mean ‘Happy! Happy! Happy!’ Like ‘The Flintstones’ “we’ll have a gay ole time!” And didn’t some one “don we now our gay apparel” in ‘Deck the Halls’ Christmas carol. So you see, Phil LOVES gays!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Obviously that is what he thinks otherwise why would he have written and posted it?

  • Stephie Sky McKinley

    I think he was funny actually :)
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,lasonia,FF.html

    But then, not being anyone of any great importance I can still lead a normal life with a sense of humor! Haha!

  • Underestimated

    It was funny. People need to lighten up. What is with this recent rule that you must not “offend” anyone. Chris Rock, Jamie Fox etc. say nasty stuff about white people all the time. Some of it funny, some of it offensive. I don’t like it so I don’t listen to them or go to their movies but I don’t go around bitching about it. They can say what they want.

  • aztectrumpet

    Who is #blacktwitter focused on right now? I’m asking in reference to the tweet from April at the end. Not Phil from DD, right?

    • waltzingmtilda

      I think maybe the PR girl who tweeted about Africa?

    • GaryTheBrave

      I think #blacktwitter is after the PR pro who tweeted that she was going to Africa but couldn’t get AIDS cause she’s white.

      • aztectrumpet

        Ahh yea now i remember.

  • karmafordems

    OK. So, as a white girl, I should NOT be offended by something Chris Rock might….wait, WILL say about my lack of rhythm?

    • aztectrumpet

      nope. but neither should these people about stuff like this.

    • Jay Stevens

      Well, the blacks made a terribly offensive movie about me: “White Men Can’t Jump”. But I have managed to survive.

  • $7610427

    LOL! That was funny, people. Lighten the “f” up for goodness sakes.

    • Macranthunter

      Just not today after #HasJustineLandedYet

    • Dobermite

      I agree, this hyper-sensitivity thing really has to stop. I miss the days when we didn’t take ourselves so damn serious. I grew up in a mixed area in NYC and you wouldn’t believe the things we said to one another in humor, how the blacks would goof on whites and the whites would goof on blacks, and we all goofed on the Puerto Ricans, and if you got offended you would only get it worse, but nobody ever did act offended because we had this little thing that seems to have gone extinct … a sense of humor about ourselves.

      The best (or worst by todays PC standards) is when we watched American Bandstand and Soul Train in this social club on the weekends. The blacks would be ROTFL at white people dancing on AB, and the jokes would come fast and furious, then we returned the favor when Soul Train came on, mostly laughing about the blacks big afros and pImped out attire.

      And somehow, by some miracle, we all laughed about it then went to play ball with no hard feelings, but that was before political correctness.

  • The Masked Avatar

    Is he going to get fired from his reality show?

    • des111168

      I hear MSNBC has a gig available.

  • Will Kalynuik

    hahahahaha!

    too bad people are so fcking sensitive! that was a good joke come on!

  • Jay Stevens

    HarlemCam tweeted:
    “Is it bash black folks day on twitter?”

    Yes, it is. It makes up for all the days that you should have been bashed but weren’t.

    OK, I am a RAACIST. 8^)

  • Kelly Marie

    People really need to get over themselves! My black friend and my white self were just talking about this last night. People you don’t even know don’t need to apologize for stupid comments you don’t like. It’s like they want to control every thought and word of the human race, so it pleases them. Get over it.

  • Macranthunter

    Do we have to point out again that this wasn’t racism but bigotry?

    • Guest

      You, as I, are doomed to a life of constant frustration and disappointment, Macranthunter. Grammar is dead. RIP

    • Russ Buchanan

      You and I are doomed to a frustrated life of disappointment, Macranthunter. Grammar is dead. R.I.P.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Wasn’t the left trying to push Ebonics and going back to Africa years ago? Isn’t that what he is commenting on and why should he have to apologize? If anyone should apologize it is the people who tried to push that racist stuff.

  • san rafael blue

    I’m black and I thought it was funny. C’mon people do we need Court-Ordered Humor Camps? Steve can be boring funny or sublime. He wisecracks for a living, plus he’s feeling big and bad since the birth of his first child. Wish him a merry xmas and take a chill pill.

    • karmafordems

      Thanks, from a white girl

    • des111168

      Obviously, you’re an Uncle Tom. The Rev-er-uhnd Jesseh handbook says so. Off to re-education camp with you.

      • san rafael blue

        Well you can tell the most Rev-er-uhnd Jesseh Jack(off), that I think for myself, and if he has a problem w/that he can just eat my Instant Jello Chocolate Pudding!!

    • Calcat36

      What is xmas? Something to do with Malcom X that I was not taught in screwel?

  • san rafael blue

    I figured out what’s going on all across the land, we used to call it “Walking On Eggs”. every sector of American society, schools, employment, politics, entertainment, nobody wants to ‘get in trouble!!!!’ I think we have about hit the saturation point on that obsession, Time for the pendulum to swing the other way.

    • Cantbelieveyouthinkthis

      AAAAAAMMMMMEEENNNNNN brother. The PC police need to go.

  • GsGirl

    You know, seriously…my family and I were talking about how it just feels ‘oppressive’ and as though there were a dark cloud hanging over the earth these last few years…makes me almost afraid to look anyone in the eye, or even say ‘good morning’…I might get shot, or told I’m racist, or a bigot, or an idiot, etc., because I’m not wearing the right clothes, using the right tone, or saying it fast or slow enough! I look at the people around me here in the Los Angeles area, and honestly, I see very few, if any people smiling, looking like they’re glad to be alive…i.e., people drive like maniacs on the street, flip you the bird if you drive too fast, too slow, the wrong car, etc…when did it get so flippin’ hard to live on this earth with people?

    • yestradamous

      I have days like that, too. People feel completely justified to be hypercritical of everything.

  • mom58

    well looks like the pc crowd is at it again, so many just turning into pansies, oh he hurt my feelings…sounds like the first grade

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    I’m sorry, that was funny

    • Funny Guy Ted

      I agree 100% I’m a comedian and I thought his joke was not only funny but in some ways accurate.

  • des111168

    Comedy is verbotten now. The only comedy allowed now will be “Two Christians walk into a bar BECAUSE SHUT UP, HATER” *laugh track*

    • NRPax

      “How many-”
      “THAT’S RACIST!”
      “But…I didn’t get to the joke.”
      “DOESN’T MATTER! IT’S STILL RACIST!”

    • GaryTheBrave

      I’m offended that you used a German word in an English-language website. /sarc

      • Clete Torres

        I’m offended that you didn’t point out the misspelling of the German word on an English-language website.

        It’s ‘verboten.’

        /s

        • des111168

          It was in Ebonics. Cut me some slack, Jack.

  • des111168

    Wait, just noticed; “#blacktwitter”? The Man done segregated the Internets! Damn you, Whitey!

  • yestradamous

    It was funny!
    Shampaign, Laqeesh and D’Jawne were not amused, however.

  • disqus_MOKn2hkdLF

    I have a feeling if Chris Rock said this in his stand-up routine, the audience would laugh. Maybe Steve should’ve just sold it. Have any of you seen Real Husbands of Hollywood…much worse has been said about blacks by blacks.

  • ashknothole

    Good joke.
    Lame apology.
    Deep bow?

  • Brother bob

    Soon there will be two Americas, the one that bow down before it’s master and the other that fights with their guns to protect their freedom.

    • Casca

      soon ?

  • chaga

    Wimpy—-And Weak,

  • alanstorm

    Why are they asking him to apologize? Are they trying to say that some Black people in this country do NOT make up some unique names for their kids?

  • Winter

    Oh my God! Stop everyone – just STOP!!

  • Salvador Ortiz

    The best weapon black americans have, is the race card.

  • Dee

    If Kevin Hart said that, the outcome would have been way different.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Hey, it’s Steve Martin … he has no history … he’s earned the benefit of the doubt. And come on … was it really all THAT offensive?

    Besides, the name “Steve Martin” is rather generic. Perhaps he is a little jealous.

  • gotroy22

    So do all these offended people think Arsenio is also racist for making fun of the spelling of black first names?

  • schizuki

    Big. F***ing. Deal.

    Hey, black folks, rather than getting your panties in a bunch over a harmless joke poking fun at your propensity for ridiculous names, how about using some of that energy to address your very real problems of rampant illegitimacy and significant over-representation in crime? Because that will actually improve your lives a lot more that the temporary frisson of getting a white person to grovel.

  • $84598387

    Now thats funny I don’t care who you are.

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Well excuuuuuussssse meeeeeee!!!!!

    • Casca

      Is what he should have tweeted

  • bonnieblue2A

    I always enjoyed Steve Martin’s comedy. He was the last comedian I can recall being successful without needing to lower himself to vulgarity.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    So a racist tweet doesn’t actually have to be racist, it just has to refer to African Americans and, boom! It’s racist.

    This country is insane.

    • LegalizeShemp

      It was racist because it implied black folks can’t spell. You get in trouble these days for pointing out the obvious and telling the truth.

  • TheRajLOSAngeles

    Offensive??? Compared to what? If you’re Asian, White, or Christian, you can’t have your television on for more then 45 seconds before something FAR more offensive is aired.

    The Thought/Speech Police have had their best days. People now know how to recognize faux outrage. The HYPER-SENSATIVITY to EVERYTHING is intended to SILENCE YOU, nothing more.

  • jeanie6

    It was a JOKE black folks. Laugh and move past.

  • malb

    Wasn’t he the son of a poor black sharecropper?

  • jamson64

    Luckily for him he’s a lefty.

  • Larry Rappaport

    I think Ms. April here needs to explain herself. Only drag one white person at a time? You’re damn lucky Steve Martin? With Black America clocking in at 12.8% of this country’s population Ms. April please don’t make me laugh, I have chapped lips.
    Did I misinterpret this Tweet?

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    A funny response would have been: lasonia?

  • JohnnyN2O

    He should have said Arkansas neighborhood

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Wait a Minute!!! Wasn’t Steve a “Poor Black sharecropper’s son?… #TheJerk He could have said, “Where are we, in a Public School, or Italy?”
    BTW, L-A-S-A-G-N-A! Otherwise, no biggie… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • LegalizeShemp

    “I don’t get it” Sincerely, Dennis Miller

  • FaithColeridge33

    I thought it was funny.

  • Ted C

    How did we get to a point in our society where we must scrub everything that people find mildly to extremely offensive out of public view? How did that happen. I simply don’t get it.

  • RobX

    He was not saying blacks can’t spell lasagna. He was saying she could have been talking about lasagna or a uniquely named black girl called Lasonia. I am sorry is it racist to notice that black parents name their children with kind of unique names? Lasonia looks like it could be a Shaniqua-esque name. Freakonomics did a whole segment on black names vs white names, I don’t remember them being deemed racist for noticing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9TWt_9ARrg

    As I remember there were like over 100 different ways to spell Unique as a name.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I just woke up 10 minutes ago and I’ve already been fired and forced to apologize.

  • jetch

    why do these guys apologize to people who have absolutely no interest in them? I mean are leftwingers and blacks gonna stop buying his bango-playing bluegrass music?? he hasn’t done comedy or movies in forever. all he does nowadays is put out bluegrass music.
    he’s still a comedian at heart and that was a pretty good joke for twitter.

  • Sig Ruman

    I thought it was funny. All this hypersensitivity is going to be the death of humor. I’m reminded of my father’s Pat & Mike jokes about two hapless Irishman. My dad knew them all- they were funny. And he was Irish.

  • Peculiar Person

    The “American Dream” is to find any opportunity to play the victim. It pushes personal accountability to the periphery, and you do not have to trust God Almighty for your needs to be met.

  • Obama my Nigga

    I’m more offended that Steve was over-the-top politically correct and said African American instead of black. Does anybody live in a neighborhood where everyone has recently immigrated from Africa? There are people of other races who live in Africa, so one does not technically need to have dark skin to be called an African American. The joke would have been much funnier and pointed if he said it depends if your are in the public school system or in an Italian restaurant. Sadly true either way.

    • pepjrp

      Yea, saying African American is a pretty kiss ass way to word it. Steve was trying to be funny and puckered up on some booty a little regardless.To use a color term of description like black would be racist. Only color words like White are acceptable to be used as long as they are used on European Americans.

  • engineDan

    This reminds me of the other “insignificant” racist remark he made on Twitter last year (3 NOV 12). Didn’t get a screenshot of that one just the aftermath. This is how one’s prejudices are exposed folks, with little “slip-ups”. It IS a big deal if you’re black, damn it!!

    • Bill Phillips

      Have you ever heard the saying : “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” ? ….I thought NOT!

  • Archer51

    Quick delete, erase, or burn every movie he ever made, erase his name from the history books, and make sure he never works again!

    That’s pretty the default position of the left on anyone to the right of their belief system so I hope they apply the same treatment to their own ( yeah I won’t hold my breath )

  • $1014973

    America, land of the free, home of an offended person waiting to be offended.

    • Calcat36

      And now, you have offended me with that comment, which was completely offensive on its face!

      • $1014973

        I am offended that you are offended by my alleged offense.

        • Calcat36

          But, But, But… you are a raaaacist!

          • $1014973

            But I’m an obese, gay black transgendered woman.

          • Calcat36

            Oh, okay. BIGGIT then!

  • jumper297

    Weird Steve didn’t get a pass… Sarah Silverman’s entire act is one big racial slur and she’s never taken to task on it.

    • haI9000

      Sarah’s not a white male.

      • Calcat36

        Not a black male either.

    • ZombieWarhol

      She’s also not a conservative.

  • rainman

    Good God, can’t we joke anymore? Only black comedians can joke about the unique names African Americans give their children? I’ve heard blacks joking about L-A pronounced Ladasha, and the twins Lemonjello and Orangejello pronounced La MON jalo and Or AN jalo. (Real names) and another black comedian asked if black parents came up with names by walking the aisles of a drug store (Ty’lenol, Aquanetta) .

    We can also joke about the Italian twins named Deniece and Denephew. But if a white guy jokes about Lasagna, or Lasonya, being a name, all of a sudden it’s racist?

    Lighten up, or you’re really not gonna like future America, where laughter is a crime.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Whatever happened to good old names like LeRoy and Tyrell? And Tisha and Lorraine? See– those old names got too “Negro.” Now you need real “African”-American sounding names, names that most people really from Africa (who are mainly named names like “Joseph” and “Anna”) have never heard of.

      • Casca

        I once saw a Swahili-English list of names and what they mean- some of it was
        Shenaynay= ” Pregnant by 13 years old”
        Demarcus= “Carjacker”
        Dewotaine= ” Pimp”
        etc…

        • Calcat36

          Onyango Obama = 1) illegal defying deportation order. 2) DUI without legal license who attempts to run down cops.

          Auntie Zeituni: 1) America owes this illegal ordered deported, benefits of Welfare, EBT, Section 8.

  • orthotox

    Ah yes, the USA apology ritual! Someone says something everybody knows, tries to brazen it out, then goes down on his knees in abject confessional mode, afterwards to be banished to the Chestnut Tree Cafe pending total rehabilitation. Sorry, I take it all back!

  • dixie68

    What a shame that our country has lost its sense of humor. It was funny, funny, funny, and I live in an area where most would wonder what it means, as that would be the correct spelling.

  • haI9000

    Twitter, Facebook and other social media will be the catalyst that starts the global war of everyone against everyone else. If “familiarity breeds contempt” then tweeting breeds perpetual contempt and outrage.

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      It won’t start until the LGBTs lose their “sacred cow” status among the Left in favor of Muslims.

      When the left has to turn its back on LGBT to go publicly “all in” with Islam, THAT’S when you’ll see the s*** hit the fan.

  • [email protected]

    yes, never insult the sacred noble savage because they may have to deal with it like the rest of us. Get a life and stop acting like spoiled children.

  • mlaslavic

    It way too easy to be a liberal. No core values necessary. Honesty optional. Greed and envy are encouraged and celebrated and best of all unlimited do overs.

  • Stan D Mute

    Booker T Washington & WEB DuBois must be rolling in their graves. Blacks are reduced today to whining and sniveling childlike wards of the state. Instead of even aspiring to proud independence, blacks clamor for government jobs, government housing, government welfare, government schools, and government protection from such awful and unbearable atrocities as white has-been comedians telling jokes!

    The only black entrepreneurs are barbers. Blacks are content to pay Vietnamese women to do their nails, Koreans and Arabs to provide corner stores in their neighborhoods, Mexicans to mow their lawns, and Jews to safeguard their money. Most ironic and pathetic of all, blacks throw themselves at the feet of their new plantation owners in the Democrat Party – the very same Democrat Party that fought against Abolition, fought against voting rights, started the Klan, fought school desegregation, and fought to keep Jim Crow. Today, blacks go crying like kindergarteners to their Democrat masters when they hear a white person utter a word they themselves say a hundred times a day. Imagine the *proud* black men of a hundred years ago who bravely stood up against the white supremacist Democrats and fought for their right to operate their own businesses and manage their own affairs, imagine those *real men* looking at the Democrat-loving, government-loving, sissies blacks have become today. Imagine the disgust you’d see on their faces…

    Truly the very definition of the words “pathetic” and “irony”.

    • MarkStolzoff

      you are obviously an expert on black people,

  • Daffy2009

    As Jerry Seinfeld says, “If someone asks me ‘which way is Israel, I don’t fly off the handle!”

  • Daffy2009

    A lot of liberal black school teachers think that “Ebonics” is an actual language.

  • Flip
    • Renny

      Key is hilarious. Unlike Martin. I miss Coach Hines!

    • Bill Phillips

      ROFL! …but I’m sure all those that whined and criticized Steve Martin for his ‘joke’ would make excuses for the above ‘humor’ because it was performed by a black man! Can’t anyone say Hip-ho-crazy?

    • Miketrt

      I’m a sub for a while – funny stuff!

  • John Howard

    OMFG!! I hope they don’t cancel his reality TV show over this.

    • Calcat36

      He doesn’t have a…. Oh, I get it!

      Brilliant John! +10!

  • Stella Jester

    omg who the fuck the cares?

  • Conservaguy

    SMH. And this is what has become of America. EVERYONE has to worry about offending someone. God all of these people being offended over everything they are simply weak minded. You can only be offended if you allow it. Don’t be so weak minded.

  • Miketrt

    So it’s only offensive if a white person makes an off-color joke? Do you all realize how many blacks talk crap about us? I guess we aren’t a bunch of babies. Neither are most blacks – it’s just these professional “hurtsters” that pis* me off. Screw them, no grobble-zone.

    • YouHanoiMe

      You kept them as slaves. That is their (is ‘their’ racist to say?) explanation.

      • john1schn

        Hmmm, I’m pretty sure if I had owned a person, I would remember it. I’m also pretty sure that it’s been a LOOONG time since any American owned a person.

      • Miketrt

        What? Are you retarded or do you just write like shi*?

        • YouHanoiMe

          It is “she,” not “shi.” And who is she, anyway?

          Go back to school so you can understand complex [sic] concepts like reading.

          • Miketrt

            Boy, I gave you a chance to redeem yourself and you still make no sense at all. Anybody know WTF this person is saying?

          • YouHanoiMe

            It is spelled “what” not “wtf.” Why do white people speak street slang?

    • Bill Phillips

      Great point! Black ‘so-called’ comedians mock and make fun of whites on a regular basis! Do I care? NO ….it just reinforces my belief that black people …not all …but in general are the most racist people in America!

  • YouHanoiMe

    Thank goodness he apologized. People from Italian neighborhoods are very sensitive, especially this time of year.

  • justmesally

    For a totally ungodly, immoral, who-gives-a-damn-what-anyone thinks society, people are suddenly so easily “offended” and thus everyone is supposed to be “ultra sensitive” to the feelings of others. What hypocrital baloney.

    • Bill Phillips

      It does seem like we are in the ‘Twilight Zone’ in todays America!

  • cerpas

    I thought it funny!! And soooo true!

  • Rover The Dog

    HA! Steve you devil you! Funniest “politically incorrect” joke of the year next to “You can keep your current health plan.”

  • pepjrp

    As stupid as his tweet was, at least he used the much more respectable and courteous term of African American. He didn’t just refer to them as just a color. Now, that would be insulting, yet European Americans are only referred to as a color in the media.. or the old 1950’s unflattering C word..Caucasian.

  • Christina M. Perroux

    It was fun-nay. The man is a comedian, not an elected politician. For Pete’s Sake! Why is everyone so sensitive?

  • Ammoem

    What’s the big deal? I am really? Are we that thin skinned now that were gonna go after every damn tweet? I read nothing offensive except him asking if it was in a black neighborhood. Come on. We all know different cities or neighborhoods are made up of different and prominent races. Get the hell over it……

    • MarkStolzoff

      that awkward moment when you realize twitchy.com is a website dedicated to going after every damn tweet…

  • Rover The Dog

    THE JERK speaks!

  • Bob Eicholtz

    I laughed, thought it was clever , then again, I am white and have a sense of humor

  • Ross Legaarden

    I didn’t even think it was funny… I never realized bad spelling was a black stereotype

  • Ammoem

    And about the spelling….I misspell words including lasagna… So F’ing what! That’s how young people type. Can’t spell for crap….I would misspell more if it were not for auto correct. Again, get over yourself already…

  • http://mcwilliamsriverhome.com Indian Andy

    But he “was born a poor black child in Mississippi.”

  • Malik Williams

    This is blown way out of proportion if you axe me.

  • deimos19

    at least he’s not playing the knockout game. How about all the racist thugs and their families apologize to the white people they attacked?

  • Jose Flores

    Yeah I guess its only funny when black people make fun of whitey, retarded double standard makes me wanna puke.And the overly sensitive pucker butts please go jump off a bridge and have a very Merry Christmas

  • Blues Lovr

    Grow some skin. Black and Spanish comedians make White jokes all the time

  • JVlaw

    I wondered what was offensive because I read it as “lasonia” being a possible name choice, not a misspelling of “lasagna.” I see how it could be interpreted as saying black people can’t spell.

  • Robert Jennings

    I don’t think what he tweeted was offensive so much as dead on accurate. Black people have a sense of humor but wont ever miss a chance to throw the gas soaked, burning tire of a race card at any whitey they see vulnerable to the claim. If the shoe fits wear it black people, or get an education, stop milking the welfare teets, and take responsibility for your own failings.

  • Will Seay

    Why is it Oprah can call for the Death of “Old White People” but this turns into a 7.9 on the Richter scale?

  • Jay Jay

    why has the older southern white population of our country not yet received an apology from Oprah when she said they all have to die? Why is it ok for Bill Maher to say whatever he wants (take your pick it’s all offensive) based on being a comedian?

    Why do some people have to apologize and others don’t? The hypocrisy has to come to an end.

  • Mack Barker

    It was a joke people!! Lighten up, get your panties out of a wad and have a laugh. If I got offended by every time a black person called a white guy a cracker, I’d be pissed off all the time!! GEEEZZ!!

  • Bill Phillips

    The Liberalization of America is near completion …where everyone is a victim and is owed an apology for any imagined offense! …Oh wait ….with the exception of Conservatives, Christians, and White Males!

  • Liberty556

    Why did he delete it? Was he wrong?

  • Frank.Da.Cat

    Oddly enough there’s certainly plenty of women on facebook called Lasonia, so maybe Steve was onto something after all.

  • Brian P

    But,,, was he wrong??

  • John Johnson

    I don’t see the racist part????????

  • Steve Canon

    People need to quit being so ‘offended’ by off the wall comments. Martin was trying to be funny, not racist. It might have been in poor taste, but c’mon. This PC garbage has gotten completely out of hand. I’ve heard black comedians make comments that were much, much worse. Shrug it off and get on with your lives, its just not important enough to make a stink over.

    • Liz

      Saying that it may have been in poor taste is part of the problem and part of the PC crap as you call it . Have any of these people been to a comedy show? Have they seen Chris Rock? They say things that are offensive all of the time. Please grow up!

  • lark07

    Yea, apologize to the chronically butthurt Steve.

  • 70MarineDoc

    Everyone needs to get over themselves. Good grief. Is this what it has come to? Everyone needs to wake up, stop taking themselves so seriously, and realize how divided they have been made by the current times of maniplation.

  • Craig Schwarzbek

    Yawn…this is stupid.

  • clipper

    Not much anyone can say without ‘offending’ someone…deal with it.

  • Keith

    He comes from a black family so he should be given a pass. Didn’t these offended clowns see The Jerk?

  • clipper

    Not much anyone can say that doesn’t ‘offend’ someone…….deal with it.

  • daveachicagoareajamerican

    I wonder if Cracker Barrel will pull the Steve Martin bobbleheads from their shelves?

  • ra44mr2
  • Sp4 Jack L Walker US Army ret

    If you are offended by this comment then you ought to find something else to do besides tweet. Like get a real life. Watch some U-tube or any news program. Watch any african american (black) comedian and you will hear the language murdered. This is disgusting, but it doesn’t offend me personally. If it did I would just change the station. I would not call them racist, ignorant maybe, but it is not aimed at me. All the people white or black that are so quick to jump up and call other people racist is the POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK. Yes I said it. The real racists are in the limelight. Jackson,Oprah,Sharpton, Obama, and their combined possy. I take back the apology for Mr. Martin. He has too much to lose and nothing to gain by standing by that tweet.

  • ajhnson

    So what. He’s a Liberal. Let the Liberals fight each other.

  • Joshua

    As a point of Fact, I do not think it was a joke, but as a cook who looks for new places to eat all the time, I have learn’d that the food is different depending on the ethnic background of the area. The ? he posed is one that I would ask because of the differing types of restaurants in the different areas of my town. And the ? would have nothing to do with racism.

  • oneteam

    I don’t even get the original joke. What a waste of time, policing people’s sense of humor. Especially a professional comedian’s. The PC police are out in force tonight I guess.

  • edawg90 .

    So, let me get this straight…They will forgive Steve Martin for a racist joke but get pissed at Phil Robertsaon’s comment and Megyn Kelly saying Santa Claus is white?

  • gpearl

    Pretty bad for a guy who was born a poor black child.

  • Goodbye MyGhost

    Change the tweet to read “blonde neighborhood” and it becomes funny right! intolerance, practiced mostly by those who preach for tolerance. Steve’s comment wasn’t so much funny in a mocking way but truth.yep,stereotyping cause i can and will when it pertains to a high percentage…this case,huge yep, a high percentage of blacks have poor language skills. get over it, can’t put duck tape on truth

  • crazyirishlady1

    That was funny…I don’t care who you are…get a life…it’s ok to make fun of anyone as ling as they’re not minorities…sheesh.

  • nwwapiti

    You know people need to just step up to the plate and say, “yeah I said it, perhaps it was in poor taste but you weren’t the intended audience so grow a thicker skin or but the hell out of this conversation”. This country needs to re-calssify their spines, was Steve Martin being racist? No, since there was an element of truth to what he was saying but regardless of whether there was or wasn’t we have the right to free speech in this country. You don’t however have the right to not be offended by what someone else says, someone will always be offended by what someone else might say so get over it.

  • Frank Monsalve

    Nothing to apologise for, I agree. Jamie Fox didn’t apologise when he said he enjoyed making Django Unchained because he got to kill all the white people.

  • autmtcstl

    Leave him alone! He was born a poor black child after all…

    • bikerdogred1

      He is just a weger.

  • Linda F.

    I have two words to say to the people who are griping and throwing a hissy fit over Mr. Martin’s joke: GROW UP!!

  • Mark Wester

    But you all know that if bill mahar had said something about a black conservative..or woman…or …you get the point….everything is freaking racist….but only if the white guy/gal says it about the blacks…but..only if they are a creepyazzcracker….

    nuff sayid.

  • skinnydude

    I AM NOT OFFENDED by twitters bad tweets. Twitter is meaningess.. It is mainly a vehicle for people whom over rate their own significance and the worshipers of pop culture whom sadly are searching daily for who offends them. Find Christ and these things will not matter to you . You can choose your own path . Most choose to be in victimhood and seek to blame others for their own self inflicted pains or want to hang on to sadness of someone elses ignorance . Live your life in victory with the lord and this nonsense will ever phase you.

  • bikerdogred1

    It’s OK if a liberal makes a joke but don’t let a republican do it then the whole world falls apart for the mental cases in waiting.

  • Schitstyx

    Wow, it’s funny one little tweet and most of you lose your minds.. so tired of being told what not to say because some PC nut’s gonna go cry to someone and this is so major? what about Obama spending millions of our tax dollars on another fking vactaion. it cost more to fly his dog to them than ALL OF You will make in a lifetime combined.. pay more attention to what matters like RE-electing a total worthless POS for a second term he hasn’t done one thing that’s helped us, the country will never recover and he’s still trying to destroy us and you’re worried about what some Comedian /Actor has to say…… Tell Odumbass to pass a budget once before he leaves office.. BUT WHY, WE’RE BROKE printing worthless money.. but lets worry about Steve Martin. hahaha,, idiots.. feel free to waste your time replying..

  • Don Erickson

    Blah, blah, blah!!!!!

  • ScribAL99

    Don’t ask what a white man in Hollywood has said on twitter about you Ask what a black man in the White House has done for you

    • Devil Dog

      BINGO!!!!!!

  • Helen Decker

    Awww, sh*t, why doesn’t everyone just get over it. Why is it so da#n important to monitor what everyone says or how they spell it. Geeez, get a life, do something important like being a mentor or serving at a homeless shelter. You folks have waaay too much time on your hands! Merry Christmas. Oops…did that offend you? Get over it.

  • carlberlin

    Who cares what he said. He is still COOL!!

  • Southerner

    Apologize for what?

  • Nicholas D. Wolfwood

    Some neighborhoods cant take a joke Because of a major inferiority complex. Now if it was a Jewish or Italian neighborhood then no problem, likely they would be laughing with you. It is the way it is…

  • CrashFroelich

    Making fun of the over-privileged with their persecution complexes is just so wrong. I’m sure the Knock Out Game is a justifiable reaction when you realize how few people actually qualify for the NBA.

    • Nicholas D. Wolfwood

      Humm maybe they don’t realize how few make it into the NBA, relative to the huge numbers that ditch school to play round ball all day. But they don’t under stand basic statistics and math to analyze the problem, because they ditched school to play round ball all day in hopes to make in into the NBA.

      • CrashFroelich

        I appreciate what you express, but you seem to be immune to irony.

        • Nicholas D. Wolfwood

          Oh I got it… I guess I was being a bit too cheeky.

  • ctmom

    So a lib says something racist and they ask for an apology. A Christian says something perceived as racist and they demand his career.

  • Jon Rarrick

    i think we’re all wearing out our P.C. suits. i guess the only fodder for comedic relief comes from bashing white folk and christians. and honestly, i don’t hear many of them bitching about it. as far as big boy pants…..y’all should try em on and turn the other cheek.

  • BSM

    I wonder if his buddy Letterman will ask him about why the hell he would tweet such a thing next time he’s on. Naw. What the hell am I thinking.

  • Shen Gill

    ohhhhhh steve martin will be forgiven he’s a good lib……and it’s easy to forgive a lib then republican or Conservative……cause let’s face it exact same thing said by 2 different people means not the same but 2 different things……we see the hypocrisy every day…….on any front……but alas we move on……slowly at a times….

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1358814830/ Dave Reynolds

    Only blacks are allowed to be racist. Duh! EVERYbody knows that.

  • Shen Gill

    all steve martin had to say was he was limited by tweet characters,he’s a good lib and it would never been even noticed……

  • Vice

    Nothing wrong with what he said…it was a joke

  • Vice

    So…Are all the black comedians going to quit making white jokes? Oh. I forgot the double standard is alive and well.

    • Calcat36

      It isn’t like he said macaca or nappy headed ho…

  • Captain Napalm

    “coming for us **TOO**?” who the fuck else is? ’cause last I checked, y’all are beyond reproach or mockery, with this as a PERFECT example.

  • Christy Cota

    People are HYPER-FUCKING -SENSITIVE!!!!! Good grief!!!!

  • LoveLee

    I’m Black and thought the joke was kinda funny. Don’t see it racist at all. Times have changed drastically. If that joke would have been told during the 80’s while he was still on SNL it wouldn’t have been a problem. Everything is racist nowadays.

  • Tom Keane

    We need to fold our hands, put on a good frown and remain politically correct…anyone caught laughing at themselves will be_____________ . And that goes for Mr. Phil and his Duck buddies, too.

  • postofficemike

    People, get a life. Last I heard, it was a free Country. Quit looking for something to be upset about. Resume buying yourself presents for someone else’s birthday!

  • Stevan Fagan

    people people people grow up , there was no offence here just human nature. get a handle on your bigot selves and stop with the over correctness. it makes you look petty and weak. rise above the stereo type of hollywood, and the fake self appointed leaders of your community. they both are dragging you down.

  • http://www.sespider.com/ Richard

    I don’t (currently) know what Steve wrote that he felt needed to be deleted. Therefore I don’t know what the fuse is about. But from the comme ts here, I’m guessing he made a lite hearted joke about names often found in the black community.

    What’s wrong with that? Sorry, but black comedians make jokes (most often harsh ones) about white folks ALL THE TIME and don’t get flap for it. Why should Steve or any other non-black comedian get twitter slapped for doing the same? One white person uses the “N word” for any reason (even if it’s not used in a racest way), the world jumps down their throats. But black folks can use the racist “C word” when refuring to a white person and nothing’s done about it? It’s showing a double standard, bigotry, and irogance when that happens. I hate all racist words and NO ONE should ever use them. And for the record, claiming you are saying it with one G instead of two is a lie. It’s The SAME WORD, PEOPLE!! Just stop saying it all together!

    Merry Christmas

  • Guest

    It’s a good thing for Steve that he didn’t compare a man’s anus to a woman’s [email protected]

  • Guest

    It’s a good thing for Steve that he didn’t compare a man’s anus to a woman’s mommy parts.

  • calmerthanyouare

    this is such a NON issue made into something it shouldn’t be. why can’t whites joke about black stereotypes? come on!! If he had said ‘ebonics’ rather than african-american neighborhood it wouldn’t have received such a response. people are OVER sensitive. black dudes are SO irreverent about social issues and they, for some reason, are given a pass every time. it goes both ways and if you’re going to point fingers at steve martin then point fingers at all the others out there. hypocrites!

  • Guest

    It’s a good thing for Steve that he didn’t compare a man’s buttocks to a woman’s mommy parts and follow it up with a quote from the bible.

  • Gary

    He was probably referring to Ebonics, something that was adopted by Black communities to allow for misspelled words and bad grammar.

  • SecretCommie

    That’s hilarious. Just ask Anfernee Hardaway.

  • Kimberly Zatkoff

    “I was born a poor black boy…”

  • mark atteberry

    Bunch of overly sensitive people that like to bitch about something or somebody all the time. Grow some skin and quit giving a damn what somebody said about someone else. Grow up and quit acting like bunch of rotten little brats.

  • BO_stinks

    when you care about what others say about you, you’re a slave to them.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Remember when Steve Martin was funny? Like in the 1980s?

  • Bono

    Oh wow. You mean Steve Martin is getting a pass on making fun of African Americans everywhere while Phil Robertson gets thrown out with the bathwater? Why? Because Steve Martin apologized? Because he doesn’t claim to be a conservative Christian? Please, help me understand this???

  • Bob Deveny

    Not to mention it’s probably true.

  • Gary

    Most people don’t understand that if a conservative had tweeted that the liberal media would have called it “HATE”.

  • donnaccr

    i don’t get it? what was it in context to? was there a question before the statement? huh?

  • donnaccr

    oh my goodness gracious, people, lighten up……..we’re all so touchy and wounded SO easily…….geeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz, ughhhhhhhh, stop whining! please

  • Snap N McGarrett

    Why would anyone ever think that a forced apology could ever mean anything?

  • susanlou

    Get over it!. It’s just a joke, a lighthearted joke about ebonics I guess. I have better smart remarks about blacks than that, and about blondes, hillbillies, Mormons, women, men, etc etc. People are always looking for something to be upset about. I notice some thought it was more about the names blacks name their children beginning with La. either way, it’s a silly joke. If you can’t laugh at yourself you have a problem.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Steve Martin was born a poor Black child. Young Navin didn’t taste his first lasonia until his 13th year.

    • Flip

      This is the best lasonia in a cup I’ve ever had!

  • GaryUSMCvet.

    Steve Martin + comedian = it was a joke people! Nothing racist about it–so stop with the ‘victim mentality.’

  • American-By-Choice

    Yeah… that is SO unfair, ’cause black neighborhoods are just as ‘good’ as Italian or Polish ghettos and dare I say, preferable to brown neighborhoods.

  • $2743723

    Anyway, that is not even what he was getting at. He was getting at the fact Lasonia is similar to Lasagna. Ha ha. Maybe not funny, but it was still an attempt at a joke. But the professionally offended got worked up.

  • weatherman66

    I had to read most of these comments to figure out what was ‘racist’ about about his remark. Some people need to get a grip. Eddie Murphy or any other Black comedian can make jokes about white people named ‘Biff’ or ‘Buffy’. Exactly what is the problem?

  • Legirons

    Big deal, is that all? Seen worse than that on Saturday night live. China landed on the moon with a rover, they’re looking for a place to leave menus. Scores of chinese restaurant owner converging on SNL tonight? BFD Steve Martin, re tweet it.

  • Legirons

    Urethra ? Depends on whether your at your urologist or in a black neighborhood.

    • MsPractical

      hahahaha, that’s so wrong , still laughing

      • Legirons

        No copyright, use it as you please :)

  • SHOTGUN285

    my god what a bunch of crybabies. get over it.

  • Bobby Miller

    why did he have to apologize,and why is america becoming a nation of pusses.it’s a joke.get over it.grow a pair.you overly politically correct jackasses are driving me nuts.

  • ZodLovesMaude

    So black people don’t name their kids stupid names? Of course they do! I went to school with a black girl named Jaquita… kids called her banana… such children today..

  • Andy Trimble

    Am I the only one who thought of the SNL skit in which Damon Wayans is a bus driver calling names to inner city children? He asks for funnier and funnier names as he goes along… Tylenol! Peptobismol!

    It was funny cuz he was a black comedian?

  • KupKrazy

    Let me guess.. If Chris Rock did this joke there would be no outrage? Attention people – they are both comedians. Go ahead and make the distinction between the two – and show who really is prejudiced.

  • http://teapartyreaganconservative.blogspot.com/ TeaPartyReaganConservative

    Sarcastic jokes by so called comedians like Steve Martin, are just stated opinions wrapped in snarky humor, or humorless, however you wish to perceive, antedotes.

    Not that I agree with Steve martin, but he would be better off stating what he really thinks and believes, and stand by it if he really feels that way, regardless of the societal political PC, instead of making a off colored joke, then retracting it. Especially from someone who said in his own movie “The Jerk”- “he was born a poor black sharecropper’s child..” 

    Dr MLK Jr: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

    Hence the referenced phrase- “Judge not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character”, should be the guiding base of reference for any critique of any individual, or individuals.

    But far too many liberals, who claim self-righteous sanctimony as a Democrat, are the most egregious violators of MLK Jr’s stated words- for their only concern is their ideological political agenda- ie; anti-Americanism / Socialism, not a person’s race color, ethnicity, creed, religion, etc.. except of course when it suits their cause for exploitation- case in point: George Zimmerman- Hispanic, and Trayvon Martin- Black / African American, for which the left instantly transformed George Zimmerman into a “White” Hispanic.

  • jhorenka

    I am tired of this PC bullshit… Having a fancy French sounding name regardless of ethnicity doesn’t make you special. Some of these names have no meaning at all. Hell let’s get out the Scrabble We have mostly Christian names like John, Peter, Paul, Mary, etc. And names assigned at port of entry that go back generations to what immigrants did in the old country like, Miller, Baker, etc. But what the hell does Laquisha, Sontasha, Shiniqua, mean?

    Everyone here knows exactly what Steve meant so lets quit the false indignity…

  • MKIA

    Have heard about the names that are chosen or made up for the kids?

  • Maurice Trevor Andrews

    I must be missing the precursor to his remark. look y’all (yeah I say y’all, I’m in Texas) every time someone mentions Black, or African American (I hate that phrase) or whatever and they happen to be White don’t mean they said it with malice. WTH is all of this PC apologizing crap for? To hell with it, if you said it but didn’t mean anything bad by it don’t apologize and tell the Karma Police to kick rocks and pound sand. That is all…

  • Barbara Rojas

    Did anyone ever show her the correct spelling for LASAGNA?

  • Bill Morini

    I don’t think he was taking a shot at black people being dumb. The way the person spelled lasagna (Lasonia) looks like an African American girl’s name. So, Martin’s comment was witty. People need to lighten up & stop with the word policing. Sheesh!

  • @play_onwards

    Black comedians make hilarious jokes about whites all the time. People laugh. When a famous white comedian makes a racial joke, people want to lose their minds?! Double standards, now that’s something laughable.

  • jennyVT

    WHY DOES IT MATTER ? Come on people lets get a grip on reality and stop judging people because it is something that offends someone or offends their granny . I am so tired of this “POLITICALLY CORRECT” junk! If everyone would just get a life and not worry about stupid stuff because there are too many REAL problems in our Country to worry about something as trivial as this. Wish all I had to do was search the internet to see who is going to offend me today !

  • KnowYourRightsFool

    This is so ridiculous. Steve Martin is a stand up comic, and yes comics say things that are politically or socially incorrect. Grow up, and leave Steve alone. The race card is getting old.

  • Steve Foster

    People just cant take a joke anymore,Morons every single one..

  • ExJAG

    Quelle horreur, the world is ending. Steve Martin made an ethnic joke. Substitute in any group other than “African American,” and you have harmless fluff. Put in AA, and suddenly the end times are near. It’s not a testament to “racial sensitivity” that an apology results. It’s a testament only to the power of the grievance peddlers to make a commotion that all but announces “we believe we’re so weak that we have to be protected from even slight and meaningless tweets.” Give me a break.

  • Richard A. Selby Jr

    Are you kidding me? How many black comdedians use white people as the base of their comedy? And not one of you people condemning him have ever made a slur against white people? You either not telling the truth or you are a bunch of LIARS!
    It’s hypocritical how people other than white people can say anything they want about any race and that’s Okay? Well it’s not you hypocrites!

  • towerhill66

    I don’t get it, what does he have to say sorry for now….he offended somebody…so what…everybody is offended these days…suck it up people…grow a pair! Besides things are only funny if there is some true behind it! Deal with that people!

  • Rbjk Rbjk

    Yeah, black comedians can (and do), mock and joke about anything white and NEVER have to apologize. However, since we’re living in these double standard times, it’s only racist when a Caucasian does the joking. Hmm.

  • Lucian

    Who gives a sh*t? “Man up and apologize”. Oh Gawd, gimme a f*ckin break. I guess you can say anything you want as long as you follow it up with “I’m sorry”. What a ridiculous bunch of panzies we have become.

  • Gstephens

    Only Martin’s political bent can determine if his comment is to be viewed as racist or not.

  • Churchill4President

    We all know that all black people are perfect paragons of virtue. Therefore even the slightest complaint or criticism against them must be false.

    Did you also know the Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are real?

  • http://avpixlat.info/ Gunilla Skoglund

    I don’t get it, what’s so bad to ask what kind of hood you live in? Explain please?

  • mountainaires

    What? It’s the truth.

  • Donna Davenport

    What offends me most is the joke is about 35 years old….

  • Humanremains

    People search “Lasonia”.. he had nothing to apologize for.

  • William Acini

    went will people learn words hurt worng words teling both sides need pray befor say any thing hear usa comeing to be bad we need to thing befor open big mouth hear me ever one

  • MrMiran

    How is this racist? Look what I found on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/lasonia.jackson.5

  • MrMiran

    Oh, look… Here is another one! Somebody tell these women they’re being racist by putting their names on Facebook!
    https://www.facebook.com/lasonia.kellytaylor

  • JoColl

    As the old saying goes….”The truth hurts”.

  • Robin Morrow

    Who cares about what Steve martin said on his Tweet???? Worry more about what the NSA has on you…

  • james anderson

    these over sensitive dweebs need to get a life and stop wasting others time by whining constantly about every single MADE UP wrong

  • George Silverdahl

    But it DOES matter!
    Not to be offensive but as a white person I would feel safer and more comfortable in an Italian neighborhood.
    That’s just how it is.
    Stereotypes don’t just happen.

  • theweirdo

    why does Steve Martin hate Italians?

  • Albert Schmitlap.

    The twitter Lame-post must be full of uninformed, Sissy panted morons. He was joking, I have heard MUCH worse about Whites from Black comics and NOTHING was said. Geez, what a bunch of losers. If I didn’t like telling them off so much I would cancel my Twitter account.

  • Larry A Underwood

    What is he apologizing for? You can’t say African American neighborhood now? Or am I missing something?

  • The Annoyed Elephant

    He did a joke and then realized he might have offended some. He removed the offending material and apologized, taking full responsibility. He didn’t blame anyone or accuse a vast right-wing conspiracy – he simply made a mistake and owned up to it.

    Steve Martin is a classy man.

  • DC is Evil

    The reality is that blacks don’t place a huge emphasis on education. If they did, they would develop critical thinking skills, and we would no longer read stories about people named “Sharkeisha”.

  • cloudshe

    there’s gotta be someone thinking right now, “hey, that Lasonia is a pretty good name, thanks, Steve”

  • wastedmercy3

    So tired of the PC Police! lighten up!

  • Phillip McAllister

    It was funny. And more than likely very true, Which is, of course, the “edge” that always makes good — even instructive — comedy. Everyone should just shut up. Including Steve Martin. Unless he tells everyone to shut up as well.

  • Snap N McGarrett

    Substitute Chris Rock or for Steve Martin and there’d be no story. They’re both comedians, so I don’t see the difference. Am I missing something? /sarc

  • Walter Wingo Peretiatko

    What did he say wrong?….So what?

  • Luka

    So is Chris Rock going to apologize for the white jokes? Pryor? Hart, even? No? Didn’t think so.

  • Phillip McAllister

    The politically correct gag may be applied in full force in public life, but in private life we say these things all the time. We say them largely because they are true. And we repeat them because it is tragically so, and comedy assuages tragedy.

    But what is truly tragic and unable to be tempered through comedy is the thin skin most “minorities” always seem to have. Make fun of a white Christian male’s religious beliefs? No problem. Make sexually crude jokes on television watched by children. Absolutely no problem. But make a racial or ethnic joke — and all hell breaks loose.

    That is the definition of insane.

  • wil_robel

    I’m sorry folks, but people need to lighten up.

    Is it really different if Steve Martin said it or if Richard Pryor had said it?

    Until people can get over their sensitivities over everything, it’s going to get nothing but worse.

    Get a grip folks. Go ahead, call me a honky or whatever. If what folks thought about me meant anything to me, I’d be constantly pissed off.

  • Rita

    He apologized. Get over it already all you pussies. He’s a comedian for god sake, you don’t think a black comedian has said worse?

  • Patti Goettler

    Give me a break…Did any Italians complain?

  • Wilkins Micawber

    Actually, Lasagna is right behind Latoya and Lashandra in popularity for naming black baby girls.

  • blaze2453

    It’s okay, he is a liberal. Okay to trash anyone. He won’t be fired like Phil Robertson. They will laugh about it at his next cocktail party.

  • JustSaying

    You do realize his joke was a play on pronunciation and not that black people all spell the word incorrectly, right?

    Too many people butt hurt over a non-issue. But again, that’s typical.

  • Snap N McGarrett

    Urethra Franklin said it best. R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  • Joe FireTruck

    Hey look… God cursed them, not me. POW! Knock out game over.

  • Stephen Houmard

    The PC police are thought police. Did he hurt anyone?

  • Its_My_Fault

    Please people…get a life. Tweeting a light hearted joke like that is not racism. Black comedians do this as well about whites. It’s part of our diversity. Laugh a little folks and get your head out of your ass.

  • Dennis Brooke

    Here we go again, An executive lady gets fired for racist tweet but HOLLYWOOD will get a pass again!

  • Jtaras

    Blacks, Gays, Hispanics and others are KILLING this country with their SNIVELING. They are too STUPID to realize that when you condemn SOME people for their comments, sooner or later THEY will have their head on the chopping block for nonsense that THEY said. That said, we have been waiting for the Race Baiters, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to have THEIR downfall over the hate that they spew. LONG OVERDUE!

  • sludog

    Grow up, get over it, it’s a f’n joke!

  • R. Keys

    Black people say MUCH worse about whites all the time. Ever hear of Chris Rock? Innocuous comment, Steve. Liberals have the lowest threshold for offense imaginable. Oh, I’m not white…

    • Jerry

      Exactly! The double standard is unbearable. I never hear of anyone complaining about Chris Rock.

    • Scott Murphy

      But you see, with über-hate whitey racists like obama and holder and the white guilt liberals protecting them, they are free to engage in anything they like.

  • Brian Boyle

    Context please

  • $28125632

    Hopefully, this will be discussed for the next two weeks.

  • choomster

    This will go silent and unnoticed. Since He is a big time lib. Just like with Baldwin and Bashir and so so many others.

  • Bob Ojeda

    sorrry but that was funny

  • Scott Murphy

    All comedy has elements of truth in it. Blacks are hypersensitive because they know most of what is said is for the most part true and they do not like having to stare reality in the face. Blacks and their utterly morally bankrupt and hate whitey racist culture have become a boat anchor around our country’s neck. Steve Martin is simply voicing his frustrations and anger in a comedic way at what they have done to our country. And now that blacks are a federally protected species with those two über-racists obama and holder, they are free to continue their BS unabated. Steve’s biggest mistake was not making the comment, but not having the balls to stand by it. Don’t apologize for speaking the truth, EVER.

  • PaleAle

    OMG! He didn’t just say that about the Touch-Me-Nots!

  • Mark Feemster

    Holy crap, Steve Martin made a JOKE?

  • Carolyn Dodd

    BFD!! It was funny! Real name: Toprameneesha. That came from an African American household!!!!! Lasonia could have too!!!! That is not racist!! It’s a valid observation as evidenced by previously stated facts!!!!

  • Debra Reynolds

    Good grief, we are getting so pc it’s ridiculous.

  • val61259 .

    BFD.

  • http://www.buzzcreek.com/ Vic Campbell

    The point of complaining about any slight or discomfort is no longer to simply steer a thought to a better direction but to DESTROY the target. It is power to be able to destroy someone else over a slight you have encountered. We no longer tolerate – we attack – but only if it is in our best political or economic interest. Otherwise – more power to you.

  • http://DesireeMMondesir.com/ Desiree M. Mondesir

    I thought it was funny.

  • William Sulzbach

    It’s interesting that some are only upset about the first half of Martin’s tweet, but not the second half about Italian restaurants. Why are no Italian Americans getting into a huff? (I know the answer: Some have thicker skin than others.)

  • sojorrn

    The correct spelling for Lasagna! Trust me Steve isn’t the only person in the world that finds the phonetic spelling of AA names humorous! The very people who profess outrage are the ones responsible for the pitiful education in the Urban Progressive Plantations!

  • bikejedi

    It’s simple . If he is a Liberal no back lash . If he is a Conservative world wide news …Obama SUCKS

  • Hal von Luebbert

    So, if I know and speak of here about Chicago’s black neighborhoods, I’m “racist?” Well, excu-u-u-u-u-u-se me!

  • Gregory Petersen

    What is with these people demanding apologies from people? Why bring so much attention to all these nothing comments, especially those coming from entertainers. I think too many liberal anus brains just like to invent a cause to make them feel (and appear) warm and fuzzy.

  • lspiderl

    It wasn’t a joke about black people not being able to spell it was a joke about the new common practices of African American naming practices. now if that offends you that’s fine but at least be offended about the right thing

  • Bill Moss

    Amazes me how a white person can tell a joke and get slammed for being a racist yet a black person can call a white person names like cracker and whitey and they are supposed to take it because according to blacks that is not racist. Yes my skin is white but I am from a multiracial background and have black grandchildren. PC is bullshit and people need to get over it, it is that shit that is destroying our country. If I offend anyone with this statement don’t expect me to waste my time either apologizing or defending it. It is my opinion and I own it and therefore am entitled to it and under the First Amendment allowed by law to voice it, so get over it.

  • bhhntr

    just another example of the nerds on the left and their obsession with grammar. LOL

  • ditchobama

    It was a joke, and dead on funny. If you are actually going to name your kid Tishwanda, you should expect to get a some good natured ribbing.

  • marahnatha

    Try reading HuffPo & see how many people of certain ethnicity cannot spell. Nothing racist, most of us learn phonetically. There are also some poor spelling white, Spanish, etc people & very intelligent, educated blacks. Just sayin’. I think it was funny & would work with blondes, Rio Linda or parts of Flori-duh. as well.

  • John Lukaszewski
  • booboo

    A liberal making a racist joke. Time to A&E him.

  • Michael Joiner

    Doesnt Steve know if you joke about white people it’s funny, and if you joke about blacks its despicable and racist…?

  • Pope Sparkles (F)

    Good lord. Have we lost our sense of humor on everything? This is why I’m glad I’m not famous. Freedom to say stupid stuff without having the twitter mob come after me.

    • unknown

      I am glad I’m not a part of Twitter or Facebook

  • jstplncrz

    shoulda said Polish neighborhood

  • redrick

    I once knew of a boy who’s parents named him Shi’thead and claimed it was irish

  • Benjamin Dover

    I’ve found this to be a useful antidote against the superstitions of today’s liberals and progressives, formatted for smartphones: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • qqchris55

    It has to hard to be a comedian these day without someone being offended

  • Ironside

    I thought it was pretty funny.

  • Dennis Jacobson

    Steve…. better learn how to be PC if your going to tweet.

  • http://www.davidlane1488.com/88.html DaleVM14W

    Nothing wrong with his tweet. Besides there is an element of truth in that.
    Most Congoloids IQs are hardly above any double digits, especially 50.

  • Joe Clam

    The joke was damn funny. He didn’t need to apologize. if Chris Rock had made the same tweet it would have been just as funny, but this idiotic little tempest would be non-existent because there would be exactly ZERO complaints of racism. Steve apologized because he’s a decent man and a class act who has no wish to insult or hurt anyone, even those from the Church Of The Perpetually Offended out on 24/7 racist-butt-hurt patrol.

  • ⚔Christophuh⚔

    Don’t insult the protected species.

  • Curt Pangracs

    Too bad the truth is sacrificed at the alter of political correctness. BTW, when will we be allowed #WhiteTwitter? Yeah, didn’t think so…

  • Greg Skapczynski

    A perfectly reasonable mistake and a funny joke. I suppose he could have asked “Are you referring to the Italian food or to an urban girl’s name?”. It’s not HIS fault that black folks make up names that are a combination of relative’s names. 9 times out of 10 the names are ridiculous and the kids who have them hate them. They end up being hysterical misspellings of actual words or names. Latisha for Laetitia, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/rescreenman jay

    I dont see any blacks in an uproar that I know..this all media propaganda trying to divide us by colors so we dont unite as one..If they do get so upset about their neighborhoods being in a joke then they are in denial because there neighborhoods are in decay and thats a fact so get over it.

  • right_on

    WAY-Y-Y past time to pull out the old saying:

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but WORDS will never hurt me.”

    Methinks the modern day version is loaded with caveats;
    “…unless you’re (fill in race of choice.”)

    “…unless you are a Muslim.”

    “…unless you are a soul-less progressive who has nothing else (in life) to complain about.”

    “…unless you are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transsexual, or an atheist.”

    “…unless you are a petty person, with nothing going for them, and see an opportunity to make a quick (unearned) buck.”

    “…unless your self-esteem is so low that you feel like lashing out at others to make them feel as miserable as are you.”

    Words….according to liberals of every ilk, is the most destructive force on the planet (and, they CLAIM to be more brilliant than conservatives?) Ugh!

  • disqus_Cc3PcBrXQA

    Okay; he said it. It was funny. Y’all are too sensitive, he didn’t mean anything by it. Put on your big boy pants, dry your eyes and move along.

    Steve; ever have a little panty waste in your class at school? Remember how you’d get in trouble if you even look cross eyed at ’em?

    Yeah; that’s how you have to think of a lot of the people now a’days. If there’s anything out there uttered about African-Americans and it doesn’t portray them as the victims of white oppression, or in anyway uses them as the butt of the joke; you are guilty of white hatred of black people.

    You should be aware of that.

    Oh; ‘N everybody have a Merry Christmas!!! (Or Hannuka, Kwanza, Festivus, Holiday, or however it is that you roll.)

  • http://uzunuddu.blogspot.com Leo Vadala

    I am Italian and I thought the quip was funny. Anyone – black or Italian – who found it offensive has the sense of humor of boil and desperately needs to get a life.

  • Ed McDowell

    Hey I thought comics got a free pass because they’re comedians. No?

  • Bruno’s Beach

    As Lenin asked: Who decides what is fair for whom? Who decides how much their relatives and political supporters should have? And on, and on.

  • Jim_MAY

    Could of sworn Steve’s parents were black. Or was that the Jerk? He should of pulled the DUCK on that!

  • Jedd McHead

    What a tool — he makes a bad joke about black people but still uses the obsequious term “African American”. Of course, were he a conservative the hypocritical Left wouldn’t hesitate to hound him into the ground.