Samuel L Jackson Speaks Out on Rogan Controversy
Last month comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan came under fire for using the n word multiple times. After a video compilation of him surfaced, where he used racial slurs a lot of times. A lot. Rogan released an apology video following the previous events on his Instagram.
In a recent interview, Jackson slammed the comedian for his excuses. A lot of artists expressed their opinions on the situation and now, so did Jackson. Artists like India also called Rogan out and pulled down their music from Spotify.
Let’s Rewind a Little
On February 5 Rogan took to Instagram to extend his apologies. In the video he said that people did not understand the context. But he now agrees that a white person should not say the word. He also called it the most shameful thing he ever had to talk about.
However, this reasoning did not sit well with this Oscar recipient. He said that it wasn’t about context at all. The fact that he was comfortable saying the word was shocking for him. According to Jackson Rogan released that video to keep his money.
The Context, According to Jack’s
Samuel later went on to mention Django unchained, a movie where white people used the word quite often. He compared the Rogan situation with scripts where racial slurs are the element to the story. It was utterly unacceptable to use it just for laughs, added Jackson.
He shared his experience on the sets of Django. Where DiCaprio was uncomfortable saying the word. But according to him it was essential to the story because people talked that way.