PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?
MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.
MAYER: Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a nigger pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass?
Predictably, the John Mayer trending topic is blowing up on Twitter, with most denouncing the “repulsive” “douchebag cockpiece," a few defending the off-the-cuff comments from the part-time stand-up comedian as “hilarious,” and at least one person asking the important questions, like “Q: If you could attend any concert ... A:John Mayer or Michael Bublé or Lady Gaga ... .” (Also, we’re assuming #penisnicknames is related to the hubbub.)
Mayer has moved quickly to defuse the situation with a series of tweets over the last hour, saying “Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it's such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged.” But then, tragically, he added, “And while I'm using today for looking at myself under harsh light, I think it's time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews ” To which we say, John, please, not so quickly. Yeah, sure, your interviews are offensive and awkward, but at least they’re not boring like everybody else’s.
So, is John Mayer a jerk?