Lindsay Lohan attended a Kanye West concert in Paris over the weekend. Like you or I would have, Lohan turned to Instagram to document the life event. You’ve seen a million of these posts—hastily chosen filter, a blurry artist, several hands in the air, and… hashtags that use the n-word?!
About that last one: Lohan’s since-edited post contained the hashtag (which, to be fair, contains a West lyric from his latest single “All Day“) “#kanye&kimAlldaynigga$.” Shortly after the post went live, Lohan deleted the language.
Lohan’s publicist reportedly issued an apology through the Daily Mail that nails the obvious points: “She is a friend of his, it is his new song, her intention was not to offend anyone and she apologizes!”
It’s pretty simple white people: don’t use the n-word. No matter how many black friends you have. No matter how much you are entertained by the context with which it is used. It’s always a bad look, and it takes half a second to self-censor when you’re rapping along to Drake.
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