Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized after a shocking rant on her radio show this week during which she said the n-word 11 times over the course of five minutes. In conversation with a black female caller who was complaining about her white husband’s racist friends and their use of the word, Schlessinger mocked the caller for being offended because black comedians use the n-word on HBO. Schlessinger also mocked those who claim there is any racism in America because Barak Obama was elected president.
She apologized the next day, opening her show with an apology.
“Yesterday, I did the wrong thing,” she said. “I didn’t intend to hurt people, but I did. And that makes it the wrong thing to have done. I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the “n” word all the way out – more than one time. And that was wrong. I’ll say it again – that was wrong.”
Schlessinger said she “was so upset [she] could not finish the show.”
(Source: MediaMatters.org and HuffingtonPost.com)