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Mike Epps -- Mel's N-Bomb was a Cry for Help

7/2/2010 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not everybody is writing off Mel Gibson in the wake of his N-bomb scandal -- in fact, actor Mike Epps tells us he wants to help the guy out ... before Danny Glover beats Mel's ass down.

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Epps was in South Central Los Angeles yesterday at an event for the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute -- when we asked him about Mel's hate-filled recordings.

Epps, along with the members of the organization, agreed that Mel's outburst was merely a cry for help ... and that if he truly wants to be forgiven, he needs to work with the African-American community.

But the comedian also had one last message for Mel -- joking that if he doesn't straighten up, "We gonna get Danny Glover on you ... he gonna whoop you!"

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16.

mt    

Hey Mike!
Tell your homies that you can hate on Mel all you want but why is he worth a billion dollars and those morons you're working with are worth less than a Subway sandwich. In fact, they probably couldn't afford one. I bet Mel has never had to worry being shot or robbed walking down in Malibu unlike your friends in Compton. You criticizing Mel is like a fat ugly chick criticizing a supermodel for her looks. You and your people are FAILURES in life and Mel is not. Maybe if your people spent more time fixing yourselves instead of worrying about Mel Gibson then some progress might be made. Your people don't even live like human beings.

1540 days ago
17.

LongJohn69    

To be more accurate, Mike, it was Mel's cry for "HEP"!

1540 days ago
18.

Rob    

Man that photo says it all... what a mistake it was to bring them over from Africa.

1540 days ago
19.

Me    

No use in commenting about this story if your White. TMZ just deletes anything relevant you have to say, regarding reverse racism. Happens every time. But never the other way around. Why is that TMZ?

1540 days ago
20.

Tray    

#1...your are completely WRONG! I want you to go and find a JET, EBONY or Essence Magazine. I bet you, you will NOT find the N word in any of those magazines! Those magazines are about uplifting the black race!!!! Now if you listen to the rap songs these days, then I can agree with u on that. Its sad, I know. But I dont care what race you are, You should not use that word period! no exceptions!


PS. Please NOTE that AL Sharpton and Rev Jesse does not represent me or the whole black race!

PSS. White folks please STOP ASKING WHY CANT U USE THE N WORD BUT BLACK FOLKS CAN...THATS THE STUPIDEST QUESTION EVER!!!!!! DONT USE IT! END OF STORY!

1540 days ago
21.

Aipple Media    

Trying to have this racists statue removed from the Wallace Monument grounds in Scotland, help us out and sign the petition at www.NYAdvice.com or www.aipple.com/blog/?p=447

Thanks!

1540 days ago
22.

balanced    

Dear Hateful and Ignorant commenters,

I know a lot of you are posting hateful and ignorant comments that half of you don't even believe just to get a rise out of some people. So I won't even respond to that mess with more ignorant hate.

However, black folks use the "N" word in such a way as not to denegrate and disrespect one another. There's so much historical venom in that word INVENTED by white folks that we had to find a way to take the venom out of it. We had to make lemonade out of lemons now matter how backwards it sounds. So you can't compare when we call each other that name and when "others" use it. "Others" use it because they know it's a hot button with black people. They're not using it because they wanna be best friends. Same with Mel...

But really hateful, ignorant commenters, gimmee a break...everyone knows the context in which Mel was using this word. You can't equate how he used it to how we use it among each other.

Lastly, how can you honestly equate the word "cracker" with the word "ni99er"?? Are you serious???? "Cracker" does not have anywhere near the history of hatred, death, dismemberment, disrespect, murder, and ignorance as the "N" word. Furthermore, we made that "cracker" sh*t up as a weak comeback for all the effed up names you have attached to us. "Cracker" doesn't bother you because you were NOT called that sh*t for 400+ years with all the murder, venom, hatred, and ignorance behind it. Calling a white person "cracker" after being called a "ni99er" is like when a child tries to come back with "yeah, well you're a stupidhead" after being called a name. It's NOT THE SAME!!

I know this will fall on deaf ears but I had to respond to some of the blatant ignorance and stupidity that flows on this comment page today. Keep it up cuz honestly I find a lot of it amusing.

Some of it is just downright hateful for no reason though...

1540 days ago
23.

Janet    

Mel used the N-word in PRIVATE, NOT PUBLIC! Yes, no one should use the N-word, but it was said in PRIVATE!!!!!!!

1540 days ago
24.

Jennyy    


I don't agree with what Mel said but he was in the privacy of his own home. Or at least he thought it was.

Look out America your homes are no longer your sanctuary. You may not say and do as you please because the morality police will get you.

I am willing to bet many blacks have spewed plenty of racial comments at whites while at home.

Couples say ridiculous things to each other in the heat of the moment. The wife knew she was taping him to and probably egged him into it just so she could set him up.

Look out Americs rights we once took for granted are quickly eroding. Be afraid of what you say in your homes, they are no longer private.

1540 days ago
25.

balanced    

#25 (janet),

Just cuz he's a racist in private, does that make him less of a racist? He's still being hateful for no reason towards women, jews, blacks, and probably kicked his dog too...LOL!!

But seriously, he has/had a large jewish/black fan base. Don't you think those people that supported him deserve to know that he hates them and their kind simply because of the way they look? Wouldn't you like to know if someone you supported hated you too?

1540 days ago
26.

GOLLY    

Hello ** Balanced ** read your comment and I have to add this. Though one word has been used longer than the other, the hate implied is still the same. If both words mean the same, one can not outweigh the other.

1540 days ago
27.

nita    

OH SOMEBODY WILL GET HIM IF NOT SOONER, THEN LATER! White people are so angry. Wonder why??????

1540 days ago
28.

electriczipper    

Dear Hateful and Ignorant commenters,

I know a lot of you are posting hateful and ignorant comments that half of you don't even believe just to get a rise out of some people. So I won't even respond to that mess with more ignorant hate.

However, black folks use the "N" word in such a way as not to denegrate and disrespect one another. There's so much historical venom in that word INVENTED by white folks that we had to find a way to take the venom out of it. We had to make lemonade out of lemons now matter how backwards it sounds. So you can't compare when we call each other that name and when "others" use it. "Others" use it because they know it's a hot button with black people. They're not using it because they wanna be best friends. Same with Mel...

But really hateful, ignorant commenters, gimmee a break...everyone knows the context in which Mel was using this word. You can't equate how he used it to how we use it among each other.

Lastly, how can you honestly equate the word "cracker" with the word "ni99er"?? Are you serious???? "Cracker" does not have anywhere near the history of hatred, death, dismemberment, disrespect, murder, and ignorance as the "N" word. Furthermore, we made that "cracker" sh*t up as a weak comeback for all the effed up names you have attached to us. "Cracker" doesn't bother you because you were NOT called that sh*t for 400+ years with all the murder, venom, hatred, and ignorance behind it. Calling a white person "cracker" after being called a "ni99er" is like when a child tries to come back with "yeah, well you're a stupidhead" after being called a name. It's NOT THE SAME!!

I know this will fall on deaf ears but I had to respond to some of the blatant ignorance and stupidity that flows on this comment page today. Keep it up cuz honestly I find a lot of it amusing.

Some of it is just downright hateful for no reason though...

Posted at 8:48 AM on Jul 2, 2010 by balanced

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you sound like an expert in ignornace and stupidity unblanced..what a bunch of crap ....you hide behind things that happened 50 years ago and still want everything handed to you on a silver platter,,get off your ass and do an honest days work and you will be treated equal,,oh and you all call eachother n*gger and its okay because you make lemons out of lemonade yeah right..I take it your black so who are to to say how we white people accept being called cracker...duh

400 years..I dont think so ,,dude you better go back to school and learn proper history

1540 days ago
29.

balanced    

Hello **Golly** I see what you're saying but the "C" word and the "N" word don't mean the same thing. The point I was tryign to make is that most white folks don't really care about being called a "cracker" because that word doesn't have the same historical hatred and hurt associated with it. That word wasn't even invented until the early 1900's maybe even later. If you're a rational human being, then I'm sure you can admit that there are some words out there that are more hurtful and hateful than others.

I feel these two words fit that bill...

We can agree to disagree.

1540 days ago
30.

balanced    

LOL at "you people"...NICE N.O. Lady.

You're right about two things:

1. Mel isn't the only one saying it in Hollywood.
2. It will be used until the end of time.

Doesn't mean we gotta just lay down and just let him spew hatred towards people that actually LIKED his racist azz. He deserves to be called out on it just like you would call somebody out for calling you or someone you cared about a "c*nt or a "wh*re" or whatever name you don't like.

Yep it will be used until the end of time...'nuff said...i agree.

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