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OT/MISC Viggo Mortensen apologized for using the N-word during a panel discussion Wednesday
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    Viggo Mortensen apologized for using the N-word during a panel discussion Wednesday

    Actor apologizes for using N-word during panel discussion
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    Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen apologized for using the N-word during a panel discussion Wednesday following the screening of his new film "Green Book."

    Mortensen's remark came during a discussion about race in America following a screening put on by the Film Independent Presents group in Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    "For instance, no one says N— anymore," he said.

    Dick Schulz, a Film Independent member and freelance director, said he was present at the screening in a tweet and that the "oxygen immediately left the room" after Mortensen’s comment.

    "It was all anyone was talking about when we left the theater," Schulz said. "I was hearing everybody passing by me going up the stairs going, 'That was crazy!'"

    In "Green Book," Mortensen plays a bouncer hired by famed African-American pianist, Don Shirley, to serve as his driver and security during a 1960s tour of the Jim Crow-era South.

    The movie title references "The Negro Motorist Green Book," which served as a travel guide for African-Americans traveling in the South during segregation by listing friendly and whites-only hotels, restaurants and other businesses.

    "In making the point that many people casually used the 'N' word at the time in which the movie's story takes place, in 1962, I used the full word," Mortensen said in a statement to THR. "Although my intention was to speak strongly against racism, I have no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing that word in any context, especially from a white man."

    He promised never to say it again.

    According to Schulz, Mortensen responded to a question directed at another panelist and quickly went downhill from there.

    "Viggo just started talking, and it got away from him quickly," Schulz said. "And that's when he went, 'I'm gonna go off on a tangent here, but it's important, and I don't like saying the word," before uttering the word.

    The incident follows a former Netflix communication executive who said the N-word during a company meeting in the context of explaining why it shouldn’t be said.

    Johnathan Friedland was dismissed from the company in June for “unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity,” according to Netflix.


    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...nel-discussion

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    Always remember, white privilege means you can't say things other people can say. Is privilege great or what?
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    Oh, good GRIEF!!!

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    Get up off your knees.
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    Geeze...I've had "the conversation" with African American coworkers with regards to the use and by whom with regards to this "word". It went past stupid a long time ago....

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    People need to grow up.

    I swear - we are not only headed for a civil (or otherwise) war, we are headed for another Dark Ages.

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    The movie title references "The Negro Motorist Green Book," which served as a travel guide for African-Americans traveling in the South during segregation by listing friendly and whites-only hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
    So when does the "Conservative Motorist Green Book" come into being?

    We're almost there now.

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    I've seen the previews for this movie - looks interesting just because I wonder what or if there's a political message, given the subject.

    Viggo Mortensen is a good actor and chooses some cool parts to play.

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    The Tyranny of words....
    "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we will all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy."
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    No reason he shouldn't have known that was THE third rail word...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    Geeze...I've had "the conversation" with African American coworkers with regards to the use and by whom with regards to this "word". It went past stupid a long time ago....
    No such thing as an African American....

    You are either African or American....

    More of the socialist left's efforts to try and further divide America....

    Texican....

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    CHILDREN say "(letter)-word", because they do not have total freedom of speech.
    Adults DO have freedom of speech, thus they have the constitutional right to use any word they please, subject to their own discretion and circumspection.
    Liberals seem to have claimed some non-existant authority to "shut your mouth" because they have/do not "approved your speech".

    They really do NOT want to live in a free nation, they forbid and brand any opinions they disagree with as "hate speech" and hold themselves above criticism.
    They claim to hate dictatorships but they speak, act and believe themselves to be supreme rulers over even the "permittable" thoughts and even private opinions of others.
    AMP 2 Cor 6:2
    For He says, “At the acceptable time (the time of grace) I listened to you, And I helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”—

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    Quote Originally Posted by ainitfunny View Post
    Liberals seem to have claimed some non-existant authority to "shut your mouth" because they have/do not "approved your speech".
    Viggo works in a virtue-signalling echo chamber. To step even slightly outside the line is to risk his entire career. Everyone he works with gets the chance to broadcast their own virtuousness by attacking him. Someone pointed this out to him, and he caved instantly. Just another actor playing whatever part they give him, apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texican View Post
    No such thing as an African American....

    You are either African or American....

    More of the socialist left's efforts to try and further divide America....

    Texican....
    Well "black" isn't as encompassing IMHO at interpreting familial genetic origins and sub-cultures....as an aside those I was comfortable to even start that conversation with were both educated and Church going....
    Last edited by Housecarl; 11-10-2018 at 01:54 AM. Reason: Fixed typo from phone

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    He just got taken off my, «*name three people you’d like to have dinner with*» list
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    this is pathetic. He didn't call anyone the name. Calling a black person a Nigger is no different than calling a white person a cracker. Neither word has any meaning unless you give it meaning. If your life is going to be destroyed because you heard a word, you need to go to a mental Asylum. Because you are brain-damaged.

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    He's cucked.
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    I really have to get out more often. I don't even know who viggy mortensen is. But now I know he said, "Nigger," and really wishes he hadn't.
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    When I was being raised up, I was told " Remember son, sticks and stones may break your bones,.but names can never hurt you."

    I guess all of these candy assed emoticons can't deal with it.

    A nation of pussies begs to be dominated....and destroyed.

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    Why don't we call them Non-Whites???
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