Voicing everything that’s on your mind on Twitter isn’t always the best idea. On Friday, comedian Josh Denny was dragged by Twitter users for comparing the N-word to the phrase “straight white male,” and for good reason. The two terms are hardly comparable.
He tweeted, “‘Straight White Male’ has become this century’s N-Word. It’s used to offend and diminish the recipient based on assumption and bias. No difference in the usage.”
He was then roasted by a number of people, including whoever runs Dictionary.com's account, who wrote so matter-of-factly, “The n-word is considered the most offensive word in the English language. ‘Straight White Male’ is ... not.”
A few other users unearthed some Denny’s past tweets, where he proved that he is, well, to put it plainly, a racist and misogynist.