But he did it ironically, to mock Michael Richards.
Jesse Jackson’s on a mission to have the word deemed taboo in all circumstances, regardless of the intent with which it’s used. Paul Mooney said after the Richards incident that he’s dropping it from his act. Dilemma for the media: will they follow Reverend Jesse’s zero-tolerance policy and call Dick out? Or will they let him skate because he’s “outrageous” and wasn’t being sincere when he said it?
What would Wesley Snipes do?
Howard asked Andy about Wesley Snipes punching him when he used the N-word in front of him. Andy said he was joking around with a black friend of his when Snipes walked by and heard it. That led to him punching him out.