Saturday, February 13, 2010

John Mayer's Playboy Interview Causes Uproar Online:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631667/20100210/mayer_john.jhtml

A Black Woman Responds:

http://www.salon.com/news/race/index.htmlstory=/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2010/02/11/john_mayer_black_women

The response was shared with me and few of my friends. The title of the email subject is, A Good Read. Of course I clicked on the link. Love “A Good Read”! Turns out I was applauded by the black female’s response. I read. Re-read. After the second read it was confirmed that I was disgusted with the lame insecure response from a woman calling herself God’s most beautiful creature.

Click on the Comments icon. A group of REAL black women respond.

Brian E. Payne sharing.

14 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

John Mayer can go to hell. F*ck him! This young lady invested too much time in to his comments. Punk azz white boy...

-RS

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to RS:

And take his David Duke D wit him it will go well there!

-AJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader respomds to RS:

my sentiments exactly!!!

-PD

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

As I re-read the letter to him, it almost appears she is trying to 'justify herself/her black worthiness to him'.

-PB

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to PB:

PB - that is what I got after reading it twice and was very unimpressed!

-ST

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to PB:

I'm with you- she must live in an area that is heavily populated with white americans-or maybe she's just attracted to the white boys-who know? I just feel bad for her because she feels this way. Maybe she should try looking at a few brothers..

-PD

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

F**k John Mayer - and I really enjoy his music - so what if he is not into black girls - the hell with him. I do feel sorry for the chick because her insecurities have caused her to feel that way around white guys. I have never walked into a room of white guys and felt "asexual" but at the same time - who cares about a bunch of white dudes? Perhaps the sister should try an attraction to brothers...

-WR

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

John Mayer is not worth the time and attention he received for this type of ignorancy.

-ST

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

This girl sounds like she is insecure!

-HJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Oprah Says No to Mayer:

So glad someone in the world of celebrity speaks/steps up. None of these so called man rappers have said a damn word. I really wanted to hear of a Jay-Z or a K. West to speak up (with his BIG mouth)! Or, did I miss something?

http://www.popeater.com/2010/02/16/oprah-john-mayer/?icid=main|main|dl2|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2F2010%2F02%2F16%2Foprah-john-mayer%2F

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Oprah has always been too classy to get caught up in this type of thing. This is nothing new, she never does. She carries herself as a much bigger person and typically doesn't even acknowledge it. I wish everyone would deal with things of this nature this well. It is really not worth the attention or giving a second thought. He did all the speaking for himself that needed to be exposed.

-ST

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Did you really expect to hear from Kanye or Jay-Z - seriously those idiots are only musically talented - I'd never expect to hear an intelligent word from any rapper. Some may be able to think intelligent thoughts and make complete sentences, but they are really dong a good job of hiding that ability. I know I'll catch some flack by saying this - but if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
You are right -so called men - I would love to hear what those idiots would have to say about what John is missing out on
but damn.. .why am I wasting my time?

I am glad that Oprah said no to John Mayer ( and in the in the interest of full disclosure - I do love his music) but if she is only saying no because she is close with Jen Anniston that's stupid, too.

-SC

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to SC:

Jay-Z is an extremely intelligent man. He speaks well too. Not that that is a requirement to speak-up. I just wanted a black male celeb to come to the support of black females. Common did not say anything. Nothing from Mos Def. Nothing from the Men of Industry. I think it is sickening that black women get demonized in the media, and not many say a word. Now, for full disclosure: I have been extremely critical of black women in some areas - but I have NEVER disrespected a black female in my commentary. It would have been nice to hear something from any black man with 'substance'. No dice...

I want to believe Oprah is denying him because of his racist and sexist remarks, not because of her friendship with Jennifer. Oprah has been known to allow racist/sexist to sit on her sofa to spout foolishness and even to apologize...Why is this time different?

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds:

Some Great points made here on all fronts!

I agree with Sandra in that John Mayer said all that was needed to be said to hang himself and Oprah should rise above as she often (not always) does.
I agree with Charlotte in that IF the only reason she is denying him an interview is because of her association with Jennifer Aniston then it is a very irrational reasoning
And yes B, it would be great to hear from Black Men in the Entertainment business as to how they feel about his words. One of the problems with this is that some of our own Black Male Celebrities (although not the ones you mentioned) objectify black women and put them in a bad light.

Great points.


-DM