Donda and Kanye West
*Racial slurs will get you fired these days.
Too bad someone didn’t warn now former Gawker blogger Seth Abramvitch. The writer posted about Kanye West’s Twitter rant that took place on late Wednesday night in which he used the “n” word to explain what DONDA stood for. (Scroll down to see what he wrote.)
Just in case you didn’t know, like Seth didn’t know, DONDA is the name for the rapper’s late mother.
The controversial post prompted an editorial meeting, an apology, and eventually the door.
But editor A.J. Daulerio said the apology was not good enough.
“I thought it was a half-assed apology,” Daulerio told TheWrap. “I basically do not want people working for the site who do not care.
“I had a conversation with Seth and he told me he really didn’t care.”
Abramvitch, however defended himself via a written statement:
“I wanted it to be clear and concise, and I ran it by the Gawker team to make sure it was sufficient. The consensus was that it was. It was most certainly sincere, and I have no clue why AJ would say I said otherwise. Ironically, it was the very fact that I posted an apology, and didn’t stand by my work, that AJ initially cited as the reason for my firing.”
“*DONDA is actually the name of Kanye’s deceased mother, not the acronym above, which was meant to be the kind of thing Kanye would make up in a late-night creative writing fit, but has offended many people. So sorry, to everyone who was offended, and for the confusion. Sorries all around!”
Like they say, if you don’t know, you betta axe somebody!