John Mayer Apologizes for Life

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Do you ever want to shake [lastfm]John Mayer[/lastfm] and tell him to just stop talking and sing sappy love songs?

People were really upset about John Mayer‘s interview with Playboy last month; the interview where he referred to Jessica Simpson as “sexual napalm”.  He meant that in a the-sex-was-so-awesome-I-couldn’t-get-enough-but-it-was-killing-me sort of way. Okay, that’s not really why people were mad at him, they were mad at him because he used the “n-word.”

“Someone asked me the other day, ‘What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?’ And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n—– pass.”

Yeah, that pissed people off…

In response (via Twitter) Mayer said:
“Re: using the ‘N-word’ in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged.”

Uhhhh, did that work?

At a concert in Madison Square Garden last week, Mayer thanked his audience for standing by him, and apologized for being an a-hole:

“I hate to come off like an a**hole ever, and thank you guys for believing that I am not an a–hole.  Never, ever, in my entire life did I ever think that it would be a good idea to be an a**hole. But you know what? There’s plenty of a**holes who think the same thing, so I have to thank you.”

Thanks John, now do me a favor: Shhhhhh!

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