John Mayer and Playboy, Part 2: The self-loathing Twitterpology


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John Mayer took to Twitter today to apologize for using a racial slur in his recent interview with Playboy magazine.

Actually, he did more than that, manifesting a microburst of self-loathing that took about an hour to rain down in painful 140-character parcels. And who’s to say a new storm won’t roll in before we know it.


‘I think it’s time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews.’

OK. He’s been thinking it’s time to stop a lot of things, I guess?

‘I just wanted to play the guitar for people. Everything else just sort of popped up and I improvised, and kept doubling down on it ...’

Well, now, that’s about to tip over from highly evolved meta-awareness to just plain old feeling sorry for yourself, John. You’re not about to go fail whale, are you?

Others in the Twitterverse, including @adilla, have ideas about what might happen next:

‘Just waiting for @johncmayer to follow up his apology with an announcement that he’s going to rehab. I mean, it kinda worked for Tiger, no?’

But alas, @johncmayer tweets back that there is no rehab for what ails him.

~~ A moment, please, while the Ministry attends to this single, shimmering, perfectly shaped tear it just shed ~~

Perhaps our little John is finally growing up. Though if he were, he might have realized that speaking the n-word in that interview is far from the only thing that set the ‘let me offend you’ bar so very, very high.
-- Christie D’Zurilla

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