Jim Cornette Responds To NWA Resignation

Jim Cornette responded to his resignation following the racially charged comment he made on last week’s NWA broadcast. On his latest podcast, he had the following to say:

“It’s a starvation joke, not a race joke. Whether it’s a good joke or a bad joke, it was a joke that has been told on TBS, USA Network, broadcast television stations across America over a variety of locations for the past 30 years.

“I’m not that sorry, because it was a joke. And if you don’t like the joke, that’s fine, and I’d even apologize for a bad joke. But this goddamn feedback was above and beyond the offense. And I didn’t mean it in any racist way, for f***’s sake. I think the people that took it instantly as racist think that must be the only thing on people’s minds when they think of black people and chicken. Which, that’s a whole nother issue that you’ve got. Because I’m going for Starvin Marvin.

“I, in no way, was thinking in that direction. To anyone who was legitimately offended by a bad joke in kinda sort of a way and would accept a reasonable apology, as humans sometimes do … yes, I’m sorry. Because I didn’t intend it that way.”

Clearly, joke or not, Cornette doesn’t seem to understand the racial undertones of his comment. The full podcast can be heard in the video at the top of the page.


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