Benedict Cumberbatch Controversy Over Using Word Colored People When Referring to Black Actors

Are we at this bullshit again, where Black people cry over a non-issue. The Root and others have already bandwagon on painting Benedict as a racist, though he was trying to defend his friends. Are some Black people really crying over this?

Here you go, a White man apologizing like some of you seem to be desperate for.

I’m devastated to have caused offense by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done. I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive. The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the U.K. and the need for rapid improvements in our industry when I used the term. […]

I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have. I apologize again to anyone who I offended for this thoughtless use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects friends of mine and which I care about deeply.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/01/benedict-cumberbotched/384871/

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