Katt Williams apologizes for ethnic rant; but did he need to?

By | September 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 8 comments | feature slider, News | Tags: , ,

On Monday we posted a video of comedian Katt Williams performing in Phoenix. The seven-minute clip captured Williams confronting a heckler in such a way that many viewers questioned whether the often-in-trouble comic was guilty of going off on a racist tirade. When we posted our story, the video had less than 400 views on YouTube; it’s now got well over 200,000. It’s gone viral, to say the least.

Williams, in part, said the following: “…do you remember when white people used to say go back to Africa?” Katt says toward the end of the rant. “And we’d have to tell them we dont want to? So if you love Mexico, bitch, get the fuck over there! [sings "Star Spangled Banner"] We were slaves, bitch. You just all work like that at the landscapers. It’s not even racial — you’re a bitch! I don’t give a fuck what race that is, that’s a pussy.” The full video is below.

Well, today Williams offered an apology. “My remarks were not meant to be offensive. I want to apologize if my comedy act was taken out of context,” Williams said in a statement. “I sincerely appreciate my fans within the Mexican community and would never intentionally go out of my way to offend them.”

Our question is: Was the apology necessary? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

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  • USA USA

    He did not and does not need to apologize.

  • Butchmcsnutch

    Katt pwnt that clown!

  • Butchmcsnutch

    Katt pwnt that clown!

  • Jillplatner

    It was said that he could not find another way to deflect the heckler. A good comedian would not be in the news for this.

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  • Gillespie

    Go Cat! He is my fave comedian now and shouldn’t apologize — besides they don’t even speak english so can’t even understand the apology.  Get lost beaners!

  • Altrising

    of course its necessary and a bad one i think. Mexican people have had enough specially in phoenix. were they are harassed and picked on just for the color of their skin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBSFQ2DYU2SUO7EED2D2OXMDUE Jaggard

    It wasn’t even an apology.

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