Don’t Use the N-Word Around Oprah!
The queen of the world talked to Parade magazine recently and she revealed the one thing someone can do that would ruin their chance of ever being friends with her.
Use the N-Word.
The 59-year-old owner of all the money in the world told the magazine the following,
“You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”
Oprah was being interviewed about her new movie, ‘The Butler’ with co-star Forest Whitaker and the director of the film, Lee Daniels.
Forest and Lee shared similar feelings towards the word, Forest claims that he has never used the word. However, Lee did admit that there was a time in his life where he did use the word quite a bit,
“It’s a word I used quite a bit, until Oprah sat me down and talked to me about its power.”
Good for them. This just goes to show you that words can and truly do hurt. I know I will never be able to understand the true pain that comes from that word, but I have been called some pretty hurtful things before, as well.
Words like, smelly, needledick, fudgepacker, turd, douche, noob…etc. Words hurt, people.
Think before you type because you just might ruin someone’s night.[more…]