Thursday, September 23, 2021

Larry Wilmore Apologizes For ‘Bossy’ Mention of Black Women

larry wilmore*Larry Wilmore is making amends for a recent “Keep it 100” segment on “The Nightly Show” which found him asking his panel of guests if black women are too “bossy” to marry.

The Comedy Central host weighed in on the furor caused by the segment by reminding viewers that the segment should not be taken seriously at all since it was only a humorous segment.

“Like I said, it was a joke,” Wilmore stated. “But I get it. Some people thought we were picking on black women. We were not, black women. You guys know we love you. I was raised by a single black woman.”

“But, I’m sorry,” added the funnyman, who revealed he would do another panel show later this month featuring four black moms.

Wilmore’s apology follows the reaction of viewers who took to Twitter to express their displeasure of the “Keep it 100” segment. During the segment in question, Wilmore asked his guests to “keep it 100” on a question he asked regarding black women’s bossiness. The guest list, which included New York Times columnist Charles Blow, all responded with “weak tea.”

“I’m not doing that,” Blow said when Wilmore tried to get him to give him a rating between one and 10.

“It better not be under five,” Wilmore joked.

The following are the tweets posted in response to Wilmore’s “bossy” comment on black women:

Larry Wilmore 'bossy' black women reaction tweetsWilmore continued to lighten things up in his Twitter response by jokingly brining one of the other black dads he had on the segment in to the situation.

“If some of you are still upset about this, please send your suggestions to @Common,” Wilmore joked. “I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know why I let Common talk me into that one, that one’s on me.”

To see the “Keep it 100” segment, check out the video below, via Comedy Central:

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. He is 100% correct and shouldn’t have to apologize. Colored women are single parents and their divorce rate is so high because they are too bossy. Colored women know this is true but will support and criticise exteriors for stating this, and that is part of the reason why their sons, most of the time have to resort to the streets to be raised by street men, because those evil, bossy women have ran their father from home Everybody, including other nationalities are aware of this, but continue to play the game to go along to get along. I feel sorry for the young colored boys who have to continue experiencing not being properly raised, like that colored sheriff said, to obey authority causing them to keep getting into trouble.

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