posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 06:38 AM
Nicotin1982, your right. Richards dropped the N bomb on these guys and they called him a cracker. Whats the difference? Well other than the
historical content of the N word, Richards is a public figure. Thats why their is a current public backlash against him.
If I walked outside and called a black person a N, what would happen? Well I'd probably end up with a black eye or two and spend some time rolling
around the ground. But odds are, that would be the end of it. Let's say George Bush walks outside and does the same thing. What would happen to
My point exactly. When you live in the public eye, you are expected to carry yourself in a certain manner. The way Richards behaved, is not
acceptable. Is it right for what the hecklers done? No, but they do not live in front of the camera on a regular basis.
Personally, I'm not offended in the least by the word cracker or honky. Why? Someone show me some historical content of the word that should leave
me offended. Maybe their is some, I don't know, but the words have no impact on me. The N word does carry some impact, so out of respect for fellow
man, I refrain from using it.
Richards crossed the line when he responded to heckling with these racial slurs. He opened the flood gates to everything that he had coming to him.
Everything that the hecklers said to him after the fact, is regardless. If any of us were bombarded in the manner they were, we would respond with
the first thing that came to mind. Obviously racial slurs were on the menu this night.
Richards is not a regular joe. Regular Joes can get away with much more than stars. Do I have sympathy for this? No. They live a lavish lifestyle,
it comes with the territory. Having to behave in a respectable manner is not too much to ask.