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T.I.

Black People Can Be

Oversensitive, Too

11/28/2011 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



1_xf1ahdc7_1_coot9dgnGay people aren't the only ones who need to learn how to laugh at themselves -- T.I. tells TMZ Live ... the black community is also guilty of being overly sensitive when it comes to jokes.

T.I. called in, standing by what he said in the recent Vibe interview ... that gay people who try to stifle arguably homophobic jokes simply because they're offensive are "not American."

And T.I. insists ... the argument doesn't just apply to gay people -- it applies to anyone who can't take a joke, black people included.

But there's one exception ... the n-word. Then all bets are off.

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31.

Truth    

AS USUAL T.I. PROVES BLACKS ARE THE HYPOCRITES. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE BLACKS CALLED OTHER RACES DISCRIMINATORY INSULTS YET CLAIM WHEN OTHERS CALL THEM N-WORD N*GG*S ALL BETS ARE OFF??? WTF IS RIGHT!! STOP THE IRONY AND RETARDED HYPOCRISY. TALK ABOUT WHO CAN'T TAKE D*CK CAN'T TAKE A JOKE. TRUTH!!!

1061 days ago
32.

Savage    

Rappers, use the 'N' word in their raps, by rapping about 'ignorant' things and then get in public and act 'ignorant'...but THEN they're the first ones to get mad when someone calls them the 'N' word for acting 'N*ggerISH'....ehhh

1061 days ago
33.

b    

This ****in ***** is acting like a total Homa. Can't we all just get along. I'm a drunk Irish prick.

1061 days ago
34.

en Todo Momento!!    

i don't remember seeing footage from the 60's where black students were being spat on for going to all white schools, that included jews! or any latinos or asians. alls i saw was black folk taking the beating for trying to get out of some deep dark hole. and now where 'they've made it' (*cough! cough!!*) everyone is using their bloody whipped backs to scoot down on into luxury. a lot of 'minorities' (including the high and mighty jew...) used the phuq outta the black communities, and then just cast them away like garbage when they had their road paved. their marble roads, of course that is. howsabout some crack, ni55a?

1061 days ago
35.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

When he says all bets are off when the N word comes up then it is pretty much the same thing when someone uses the F word about gays. Just as the N word has a history of violence and degradation associated with it so does the F word to gays. Afterall that word actually means a bundle of wood that you use to start a fire with, meaning that what you do with a gay person. But i agree that everyone is too sensitive about jokes. People are so quick to fly off the handle at the slightest comment but find it acceptable to make their own jokes at another persons expense.

1061 days ago
36.

Derek Tombrello    

This politically correct era we live in is the downfall of civilization, not the it's savior. If someone says the word ****** and you don't like it, get over it. Same goes for any other "offensive" word. Everybody is too sensitive nowadays. We are all expected to walk on eggshells on the off chance that we might offend someone. Say it ain't so! Someone got their feelings hurt? Oh, freaking well! GET OVER IT!

1061 days ago
37.

dey    

ummm, how does the N-word play into this. I assume gay is the politically correct word. He never said FA* or anything derogatory. The N-word is derogatory. People in general need to learn to laugh at themselves. Freakin grow thicker skins. Dang!

1061 days ago
38.

john    

So, "******" is "your" exception...that would really piss you off..
Why can't you respect other people's, all bets are off "word."

1061 days ago
39.

Motte    

Wow that was bitchass!!

1061 days ago
40.

OBEY    

If you can call a gay guy a ******, then he can call you a ******. You can't make exceptions for one group of people if you're going to put it in the line of a joke. Period. As for TI, he's an ex-convict coke head, who thinks he's the greatest rapper alive. He has a limited education, and has no business speaking on anything but rap. I can't believe anyone gets their advice from celebrities.....

1061 days ago
41.

Kaffee    

The "N" word is BS. Blacks perpetuate its use, but no one else can say it. Is it some kind of mind game with them preventing universal use of it? Why? What's the point?? I think its racist to continue saying such a vile word, but only to each other? If Blacks don't respect each other, how can Whites understand how to treat Blacks?

1061 days ago
42.

tellmeaboutit     

Who is this guy to call someone "not American?" LOL
Mr. 30-plus times arrested, prison sentenced, six kids, and owner of other wonderfully sensible decisions, isn't much of an authority on anything. And, sorry TI, you don't get to pick and choose words. It's all or nothing. Let the humor begin.

1061 days ago
43.

Deevee    

All you bungholes are ignorant for 1,going to Harvey & TMZ for news(which this is not)and 2,caring what a uneducated Black person has to say about any issue.Bottom line is this country is F#@$& up when it comes to relating to your fellow man.Reading these comments makes me realize what a f'ed up world we all live in!Screw you all!

1061 days ago
44.

Observer    

The 'N' word and all bets are off? Picking an choosing now?
Plus.... the blacks call each other that Aaaalllll the time, throwing it around as casually as a basketball.
So it's OK for THEM yet anyone and all bets are off??

He's condoning the exact thing you condemned.
Talk about Hypocrisy.

1061 days ago
45.

Ahab    

No. Either everything can be made fun of or nothing can. You can't draw a line.

1061 days ago
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