Dr. Laura Says Sorry for N-Word
Radio counselor Dr. Laura Schlessinger has posted an apology on her official Web site on Wednesday, a day after she made the “horrible mistake” of mentioning the N-word several times in her show while trying to answer a question from an on-air caller.
In her apology, Dr. Laura said that she was only “attempting to make a philosophical point,” but ended up hurting the feelings of many people when she “articulated the “n” word all the way out – more than one time.” “I ended up, I’m sure, with many of you losing the point I was trying to make, because you were shocked by the fact that I said the word…I am very sorry. And it just won’t happen again,” she said.
During The Dr. Laura Program on Tuesday, a caller asked Schlessinger if she thought the N-word was offensive and racist. The radio counselor said she found nothing offensive with the word as “black guys say it all the time.” Dr. Laura then repeated the word several times without directing what she said to the caller, who complained of hearing racist comments from her Caucasian husband’s friends. When the woman, named Jade, said that Dr. Laura was wrong in saying that there was nothing wrong with the N-word, Schlessinger retorted: “Oh, then I guess you don’t watch HBO or listen to any black comedians.”