22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards

In my mind, if you are not black, you really should never, ever say or write the n-word. The only debate I’ll even hear on this is whether it’s appropriate, IN WRITING ONLY, to quote someone who said the word for journalistic purposes. That’s possibly the only exception, and even then, nearly every media outlet and blogger in the world chooses to just use “n-word” or “n—r.” But actually saying the word if you’re not black? Don’t do it. Never. Not even when you’re quoting someone. Not even if you’re saying “people never say —-.” So, Viggo Mortensen stepped in it. He’s promoting Green Book, where he plays the white driver/bodyguard to a musician played by Mahershala Ali, as they travel around the deep Jim Crow South. I’ll let The Hollywood Reporter explain what happened, just know that my mouth dropped open when I read this:

Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen is apologizing for using the N-word while speaking at a post-screening discussion about his new movie Green Book, promising, “I will not utter it again.”

During an Elvis Mitchell-moderated Q&A following a Film Independent Presents screening at the Arclight Hollywood on Wednesday …read more

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