Rush Limbaugh thought that it was appropriate for him to use the term ‘N***a’ after Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel said that "n---a" was a non-racist term, while "n----r" was.
Jeantel, was the last person Martin spoke to on the phone before the attack that led to his murder. And in her interview with Piers Morgan she said that she thought "n---a" was a non-racist term that could be applied to any man, whereas "n----r" wasn’t. Limbaugh quickly grabbed the opportunity and said, “So, n---a with an ‘a’ on the end,” he said, before adding, “I think I can now. Isn't that the point? Because it's not racist! I could be talking about a male.”
Turns out, what Limbaugh thought was not racist, is indeed racist for people who are have now taken to Twitter and are bashing the radio host for openly using the derogatory term on a public forum.
Come on Piers, you know you wanted to call Rush Limbaugh a creepy ass cracka instead of a creeky old dinosaur! @PiersMorganLive— Chip Sayre (@acsayre) July 17, 2013
Rush Limbaugh is a oversized ass hole... use that word on the street ......— paula morris (@paulalmo) July 17, 2013
I would do a lil jail time to beat Rush Limbaugh ass.— KB (@KB_SBM) July 17, 2013
I need a pass to take out @limbaugh who is rush limbaugh is ignorance is getting unbearable he like a old dog just needs to be put to sleep— Quinn Stewart (@YungHavak) July 17, 2013
The problem with Limbaugh’s usage of the word is indeed a controversial statement in itself but what’s worse is the fact that he ‘permitted’ himself to use it after referring to Jeantel’s statement who was a witness in George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting, a case which is widely associated with racism in the United States especially after the verdict of the Florida jury who didn’t find Zimmerman guilty.
A lot of protests and some violent demonstrations took place this week following the court’s ruling on the shooting. A huge debate over racism in America has surfaced. Without any doubt, Rush Limbaugh said the wrong words at the wrong time.