Michelle Obama Shocks The World By Using A Racial Slur
August 3, 2014 4:03pm PST
Michelle Obama found herself in hot water a few weeks ago when she used a racial slur in an interview. According to The Independent, the First Lady was doing an interview with Good Morning America when she used the term “gypped.” As the PC warrior that she is, Michelle should really know that this is actually a racial slur for gypsies.
When talking about trying to live on a part-time minimum wage, she said “The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front. What happened was that I got a part-time salary but worked full-time.”
Gypsies are a Romani people who have been oppressed in Europe for hundreds of years. The word “gypped” is a derogatory term that stems from this group meaning to cheat someone out of something.
“The slur refers to the act of defrauding or robbing through practices such as swindling or cheating,” political blogger Ariel Cohen wrote. “The correct usage of the term is most certainly not synonymous to ‘slighted’ or ‘cut short’.
“Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, ‘gyp,’ is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to ‘gypped’ include ‘Jewed down’ or calling someone an ‘Indian giver.’ All offensive. Definitely not something that the first lady of the United States of America should be saying in interviews.”
Maybe Michelle should focus a little more on watching her mouth instead of bossing all of us around!
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