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Video Clip: Hannity & Colmes appearance
Is N-word OK to For Some to Use, Taboo for Others?
Dog the Bounty Hunter appeared on FoxNews’ Hannity & Colmes last night. Say what you will, but everyone seemed to be willing to show the Dog some love. Even Tamika Mallory, Decency Initiative at the National Action Network, who’d called earlier for Duane Chapman’s show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, to be pulled off the air was even-handed. It was reported that the show’s sponsor, Yums, had pulled its advertising from the popular TV series.
Mallory, part of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, was entirely reasonable by saying that their organization is against any use of the “N-word”, whether it’s by black or white entertainers. During the clip, there were no overt calls to remove Dog from the airwaves. Arts & Entertainment Network announced earlier in the day that they had canceled the show, after announcing suspension of the series’ production on Thursday.
The entire story has sparked debate about the use of the N-word at all, by black or white entertainers. Can a word be OK for one group’s usage, and taboo for another?
Chapman’s spiritual advisor also had some sensible words, saying that he’s been trying to get Dog to clean up his language for the last year.
What’s a Bounty Hunter to do?
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Dog the Bounty Hunter segment on Hannity & Colmes.
Was the segment “rehabilitation” as has been heard in some quarters? Was it reasonable? Read for yourself and judge.
Partial transcript: Dog the Bounty Hunter’s appearance on Hannity & Colmes.
Transcript excerpts from Fox News:
DOG:DUANE “DOG” CHAPMAN, “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER”: I’m not take a chance on some (EXPLETIVE DELETED). I don’t care if she’s a Mexican, a (EXPLETIVE DELETED), whatever. It’s not because she’s black. It’s because we use the word (EXPLETIVE DELETED) sometimes here. I’m not going to take a chance ever in life of losing everything I’ve worked for, for 30 years, because some (EXPLETIVE DELETED) heard us say (EXPLETIVE DELETED) and turned us into “Enquirer” magazine. Our career is over. If Lyssa was to date a (EXPLETIVE DELETED), we would all say (EXPLETIVE DELETED) you. And you know that.
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