Apr 22, 2014

Man, I took a week off for my sister's wedding and all types of interesting news took place.  Between the Mimi Faust sex-tape, the little boy thwarting a would be kidnapping by singing Hezekiah Walker's Every Praise, and the Columbus Short's strange interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, I don't even know where to begin.  So I guess I'll just start with the Columbus Short interview since the actor/dancer/singer has issued an apology for his strangeness.

In case you missed it, Short was on the TJMS to promote his new single, "Gave Ya," and to discuss the season finale of Scandal.  Everything was going fine until Short referred to Joyner as the n-word. The interview quickly took a nosedive into awkward.   After the interview, social media lit up discussing Short's bizarre behavior.  It doesn't help that a lot has been going on in Short's personal life that has people already questioning the mindset of Short.

Through his publicist, Short finally issued a statement and an apology to explain his bizarre behavior.  Here is what was written:


“TJMS, My sincerest apologies for the confusion over my appearance on your show last Friday morning. I am a long time supporter and admirer of The Tom Joyner Morning Show and I was looking forward to an opportunity to speak with you and your audience. Unfortunately, the early morning (approximately 5:45AM Pacific Time) following a late-night event had me at what some describe, less than my best.

To clarify a few of my statements:

1. I rarely use the “n” word and I could not have picked a worse time to do so. I deeply apologize for directing it towards you.

2. Regarding my statements about women being insecure, I am a strong believer and supporter of women and I am always amazed by all that our better halves accomplish. I come from a family of strong black women and I would never discredit or minimize their success. I have the deepest respect for women, their strength and innate beauty. To suggest anything else was never my intent. I simply wanted to emphasize that women have no reason to feel that way and my song, “Gave Ya”, is meant to convey just that.

3. Lastly, just to clarify, I was not high, drunk or otherwise under the influence. I was simply exhausted. After a long day, the early call threw off my schedule.

This was no excuse – you and those who support me deserved better. Please accept my deepest apologies for any misunderstandings for that morning call. It would be an honor to appear on the TJMS in the future to set things right with your audience.”

So what do you make of Short's apology?


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