Comedian Josh Denny is in hot water after comparing the term 'straight white male' to the N-word.
And yes, Denny is indeed a straight white male.
On May 18th, the former Food Network host tweeted this
stupid controversial statement that would eventually get Twitter up in arms:
After sending the initial tweet, Denny followed up with this thread:
Man, don't drag Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into your b*llshit.
Anyway, Twitter set Denny straight (no pun intended) right away:
Straight white male -- omg how do they even deal with the opression of being the CEO of practically every corporation on earth?— Rebecca! (@Reblawrence12) May 19, 2018
Seriously, nearly every reply was from someone who disagreed with Denny.
From fellow comedian Ian Karmel:
To screenwriter Mark Hughes:
You know you done f*cked up when you are getting dragged by Dictionary.com.
Denny never apologized for his offensive tweet, and decided to double-down on his argument when people challenged him. He later put the feuding to rest by saying:
Seeing that Denny is a 'SWM,' he will probably face no consequences whatsoever for his sh*tty tweet.