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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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Kevin    

Hey theo.

You are a moron. You make that statement then say you are not a racist? Wow, you are dumb.

1997 days ago
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Never was a fan of Maya    

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

Posted at 1:13AM on Mar 16th 2009 by theo

It shouldn't surprise you that he gets gigs... the man is a legend


1997 days ago
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Puerto Ricans Love White Meat    

RoXaNnE
you are so right.

1997 days ago
19.

Christine    

AMEN!!! YES, JACKIE MASON should get a standing ovation for what he said. There is NO JUSTICE when it comes to this. White cannot make comments about black people without being called racist. And yet, black can just make every **ing joskes about white??? Look at the Attorney General, Eric Holder "describing the US as a nation of cowards.." Now, he is black, why didnt anyone makes a big deal out of it??? Can you imaging if that was a white guy? The whole **ing media/ rev (whatever his name is) would eat him alive!


For post # 6, he is an old guy, what do you supposed he looks like? James Bond? or Brad Pitt? Wake up!

1997 days ago
20.

Maui Girl    

Is it just me......or does everything in Yiddish sound derogatory?

1997 days ago
21.

Kevin    

haveyounoticed?.....you are right....it is just you.

1997 days ago
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Never was a fan of Maya    

@ 22. Is it just me......or does everything in Yiddish sound derogatory?

Posted at 1:30AM on Mar 16th 2009 by haveyounoticed?

Yes, it's just you.

1997 days ago
23.

Maui Girl    

k good, now I know.

1997 days ago
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Romeo752    

Jackie Mason is your typical old school bigot! He is use to saying whatever he wants about Blacks and someone called him on it. He is simply too old to change but he is a racist whether he admits it or not.

1997 days ago
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Maui Girl    

Hey, Kaz & JackieslsrIght.....you spending your evening clicking the refresh button is SAD!

1997 days ago
26.

Theo    

a legend? maybe in the jewish community, but that doesnt count. i mean whats that good for? nothing...

1997 days ago
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Kevin    

26. Hey, Kaz & JackieslsrIght.....you spending your evening clicking the refresh button is SAD!

Posted at 1:37AM on Mar 16th 2009 by haveyounoticed?

Well there is the pot calling the kettle black since you to clicked refresh to see our reply's....wait....can I say pot calling the kettle black? Does that make me a racist?

1997 days ago
28.

Theo    

A LEGEND HUH? HES DOING A GIG IN JERSEY. HH YEAH, HES BIG TIME NOW.

1997 days ago
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Never was a fan of Maya    

The man just sold out Wembley Stadium. That's a huge venue. Make no mistake the man is VERY popular not to mention funny.

1997 days ago
30.

Theo    

yeah, im sure they love him in hoboken

1997 days ago
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