Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mike Epps Apology to the LGBT Community

Clay Cane, blogger and interviewer for BET, recently sat down and chatted with Mike Epps. During the interview he called Mike on his homophobic behaviour last year. Clay's question to Mike, "You got into some controversy last year; a lot of the blogs were blowing you up, when you called a cameraman fag. Some claimed you were homophobic or didn't like gay people. What's your reaction to that?
Mike's reponse was, "I don't know where that came from. Nothing towards the community -- none of that. I might've just said it out of anger; it ain't nothing
personally against the community."

I have mixed emotions about this apology. It does seem unsympathetic in print. But you can't guage people's true reactions from reading there words. Maybe Clay went right into another question. Maybe the responses have been edited. I don't know. I know Mike Epps is hilarious and I want to continue to support him but I can't support a homophobe. So for now he will stay on my good side but I will be watching him with a raised eyebrow.

1 comment:

Mervin Malone Jr. said...

I have never thought Mike Epps funny as he is a truly bad stereotype. I've long been turned off by the post-NWA/early-'90s MJBlige roguishness that has permeated commercial black entertainment for the last decade.Epps is a product of a lot of this "Keepin' it real" loudness. His apology seemed....apathetic.