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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli took to Twitter Monday night (February 18) to post a picture of herself and HBO Girls star Lena Dunham. The tag that accompanied the photo read, “me with my n—a.” While Lampanelli thought what she said was a-okay, she woke up to extreme backlash for her choice of words.
Funny-girl Lisa is saying her right to use the word is fair game, and stands by what she said on the social media network.
“The N-word ending in ‘er’ is far different context from the word ending in ‘a’.” She continued, “Ask any person who knows the urban dictionary; it means ‘friend. And by the way, if I had put the word ending in ‘er,’ that would have been a very derogatory thing about Lena meaning she is less than me, and I view her as very above me. ‘A’ on the end means ‘my friend’.”
Although the Twitter world is far from pleased with her comment, Lampanelli doesn’t plan to remove the image or the tweet.