Monday, April 5, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Sacramento Fight Sports Examiner | Rick Rockwell
In response to an overwhelming backlash, American comedian Adam Carolla apologized to those that he offended with his racially laced commentary last week when talking about Manny Pacquiao and the Philippines. But is this apology enough, and should the Mayweathers follow Carolla’s lead? Let’s examine further.
“Read your comments. Sorry if I offended many of u. I don't preplan my commentary. I try to be provocative, funny but I crossed the line & im sorry,” Adam Carolla, Twitter
I give Adam credit for apologizing. His comments were horrible and unnecessary. However, I don’t think a Tweeted apology is enough. Carolla’s comments were so offensive that I believe he needs to make a formal apology on his podcast. He’s made an attempt to make up for his foolishness but he needs to complete the process. An apology on the same podcast that he racially slammed an entire country and ethnicity, would be sufficient in my opinion.
Even if Adam doesn’t make any more of an effort to make up for his racial tirade, at least he’s done more than any of the Mayweathers have done. Now, I have received emails and comments saying these two cases aren’t the same. I appreciate the feedback but I disagree.
Both Carolla and the Mayweathers have made racial and discriminating remarks toward Manny Pacquiao, his fans, and the Philippines. They might have different motivations for their comments, but it doesn’t change the fact that these comments were racist.
The Mayweathers have made so many remarks that a defamation suit was filed against them. Unfortunately, that law suit didn’t prevent the Mayweathers from continuing with their discriminating remarks.
It’s not easy to stand up on a public platform and apologize. But, if you can use a public platform to make racial remarks then you should use that same platform to apologize.
Jackson Fielder Sacramento, CA “Are you happy with Adam Carolla’s apology?”
In short, No.
Frankie Ramirez Roseville, CA “What do you think about Carolla’s apology?”
I think it’s a start, but there needs to be more. His comments were extremely offensive.
Stacy Williams Sacramento, CA “Do you ever see the Mayweathers apologizing for their racial remarks toward Manny Pacquiao and his fans?”
I don’t like to use the word ‘never’ but I don’t see an apology from this family in their lifetime. They honestly believe in the comments that they have made. And, even when they get a law suit filed against them, they still don’t care.