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Jackie Mason -- How Dare You Say I'm Racist

3/16/2009 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Comedian Jackie Mason was pissed Sunday as he left a gig in New Jersey, in the wake of criticism that he was wrong to have called President Barack Obama a "schwartza."

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TMZ posted a story yesterday about Mason's performance Thursday at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency in NYC. He referred to the Prez as a "schwartza" -- the literal translation in Yiddish is "Black" -- but some say it's a disparaging reference to African Americans, akin to the "N" word.

Mason repeated his frustration -- he believes "White people have no freedom of speech." He also says there's a complete double standard -- that Chris Rock can trash whites without apology or criticism.

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Foot Fetish    

FIRST!!!

1861 days ago
2.

gith    

RACIST!

1861 days ago
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Clinton    

He's absolutely correct and everybody knows it, even those trying to play the race-card.

1861 days ago
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Nascar Shizzle    

What's the big deal? Listen to Bill Handel on KFI AM 640 radio in Los Angeles...he uses this word all the time!

1861 days ago
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taner    

He is so right!!! It is a one way street... Everybody knows that, I'm just glad he said it..

1861 days ago
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Melaine Samson    

He's ugly and fat.

1861 days ago
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★☆RoXaNnE☆★    

He is RIGHT
White people do NOT have freedom of speech!
"REV" Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will use any and all excuses to say WHITE people are racist!
He did NOT even say anything racist but still people want to make an issue out of nothing!!

ITS OK TO MAKE FUN OF WHITE PEOPLE AND MAKE RACIST COMMENTS....
BUT BETTER NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU CAN SAY SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RACIST AND STILL HERE WE ARE WHERE 2 MORONS WANT TO TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

Now, there will be black people trying to sue Jackie Mason because of the jokes...
Just wait...

This is an opportunity for all the ignorant black people to get one up on the MAN (lol)

(not all black people-- only the ignorant ones)

I am sure that there will be some of you reading this that will have something smart to say about my comments and call me racist...
BUT...
I AM WHITE AND I HAVE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND IT DOES NOT MAKE ME RACIST IN ANY WAY FOR WHAT I HAVE JUST SAID

Just sick of the double standards

1861 days ago
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puhllleeez    

White comedians make fun of whites AND other races.

Black comedians make fun of blacks AND other races.

WTF is everyone's problem??

1861 days ago
9.

L    

Sorry, you can't make up your own rules. You can't call yourself that and then say "racist" when someone else who isn't black says it!!

At least everyone Handel offends gets an apology at the end of the show!

1861 days ago
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★☆RoXaNnE☆★    

and look
he isnt making excuses and he isnt "going to rehab" he is owning up for what he said and standing behind it...
HE DID NOTHING WRONG!

I would be saying it is wrong for him to say the "N WORD" but he didnt



1861 days ago
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amealea    

Here we go again, making a mountain out of a mole hill!! He didn't do anything wrong, he has nothing to apologize for and he shouldn't even have to waste his breath defending himself!!!!!! Total BS, and I'm so sick of it!

1861 days ago
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Theo    

JACKIE MASON HAS NEVER BEEN FUNNY. I AM IMPRESSED HE CAN GET GIGS

1861 days ago
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Theo    

this is the most publicity jackie mason has ever had...

1861 days ago
14.

Kevin    

Jackie is so right. White people do not have freedom of speech like colored...black....African Ameri.....crap.....now I don't even know what to say.

1861 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

THERE IZ ONLY 3 LEFT....DON RICKLES,BB KING & JACKIE MASON!!! TIME IZ RUNNING OUT SO HURRY & ATTEND THERE SHOW'Z BB KING WILL BLOW YOU AWAY....DON & JACKIE WILL HAVE YOU ON THE FLOOR WITH A SORE TUMMY FOR A FEW DAY'Z! ONCE THERE GONE WERE STUCK WITH ASHTON,KANYEAH & CHRIS BROWN......

1861 days ago
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