The most controversial moment of the White House Coorspondances’ dinner was when comedian Larry Wilmore ended his monologue with “Yo Barry, you did it my n***a!” Since the moment happened, social media has been torn on whether or not the moment was appropriate or not -most notably, Piers Morgan wrote an essay condemning Wilmore for his usage of the word.
On Monday night’s episode of The Nightly Show, host Larry Wilmore addressed some of the criticisms of his performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, particularly Piers Morgan calling him out for addressing President Obama as “my n*gger.”
“He thinks I called the president a ‘n*gger’? I don’t believe I said that,” Wilmore said.
“Piers, you did not properly conjugate that slur,” he said. “N*gger is the word white people use to denigrate, demean, and dehumanize black people. N*gga,” however, “is a term of endearment some black people use between each other to take back that power.”
Wilmore also pointed out that Morgan wrote that “Larry, you’re not a n****r and nor is Barack Obama,” to which he replied — “I know! Stop calling us that! Conjugate the slur!”
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